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ISBN:0837192978
Author: Max Beloff
ISBN13: 978-0837192970
Title: Great Powers: Essays in Twentieth-century Politics
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Language: English
Category: Politics and Government
Publisher: Greenwood Press; New edition edition (January 1979)
Pages: 240

Great Powers: Essays in Twentieth-century Politics by Max Beloff



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This re-issued work, first published in 1959, is a collection of essays by British historian Max Beloff, designed to help us to understand and interpret the political problems of the twentieth century. The essays are divided into three key areas: the challenges and limitations of interpretation from a historian's perspective, the appropriate scale for political activity and organisation in the modern world, and the emergence of the United States of America as the most powerful nation on the planet. The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself. Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

Max Beloff, The Great Powers: Essays in Twentieth Century Politics. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1959. 240 pp. Bruce Hopper (a1).

In this very interesting selection of 15 essays, written over the last decade, Mr. Beloff is concerned with three principal themes: problems confronting the contemporary historian; problems of European and international integration; and certain leading features of American history and foreign policy. The Great Powers: Essays in Twentieth Century Politics.

Max Beloff, Baron Beloff FBA FRHistS FRSA (2 July 1913 – 22 March 1999) was a British historian and Conservative peer. From 1974 to 1979 he was principal of the University College of Buckingham, now the University of Buckingham. Beloff was born on 2 July 1913 at 21 York House, Fieldway Crescent, Islington, London and was the oldest child of a Jewish family who had moved to England in 1903 from Russia. He was the elder son in a family of five children of merchant Simon Beloff and his wife Marie

Beloff discusses the contemporary problems and opportunities of the nations he has studied and traversed during his half-century as a working historian: Britain, France, the United States, Russia, and Israel.

He then reflects on the nature and purpose of historical studies in the light of current controversies on both sides of the Atlantic. Beloff discusses the contemporary problems and opportunities of the. The essays are divided into three key areas: the challenges and limitations of interpretation from a historian's perspective, the appropriate scale for political activity and organisation in the.