Regard sur le siècle


Second Edition



At the moment when the twentieth century tipped into the past, René Rémond takes a look back in an effort to appreciate all that the century brought humanity. Read More

This was a century of iron, wherein monstrosities reached, at times, never before seen proportions : two worldwide conflicts, the genocide of the Jewish people, the gulag universe, the undermining of ideologies claiming to explain the meaning of history, and the proliferation of totalitarian regimes.

But should the century be reduced to an exhaustive list of crimes and atrocities ? This was also the century when man conquered space, uncovered the secrets of matter, explored the human genome, and lengthened the human lifespan. It saw the triumph of democracy, whose principles now appear to benefit a nearly universal accord. The sentiment of the responsibility of the worldwide community for the planet as a whole tends to take precedence over the sovereignity of individual states. Moral conscience, which has become increasingly exacting, condemns today what it tolerated yesterday and legitimized before.

Should the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq throw this optimistic vision back into question ? No, affirms René Rémond, in a postface written for this new edition.


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Specifications


Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Edition
2
Author
René Rémond,
Collection
Bibliothèque du citoyen
Language
French
Publisher Category
> Political Science > French Politics
Publisher Category
> Fields > History
Publisher Category
> Exams > Sciences Po Paris
Publisher Category
> Political Science
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Credit
Presses de Sciences Po
Title First Published
06 September 2007
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government
Type of Work
Monograph
Original Language
English

Paperback


Publication Date
06 September 2007
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1014-7
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Extent
Main content page count : 132
Code
978-2-7246-1014-7
Weight
150 grams
List Price
12.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

ePub


Publication Date
06 September 2007
ISBN-13
9782724686838
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Extent
Main content page count : 132
Code
9782724686838
Technical Protection ebook
Adobe DRM
List Price
6.99 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Chapitre 1. Il y a siècle et siècle

Chapitre 2. Un siècle de changements
 
Chapitre 3. Une image globalement négative
 
Chapitre 4. Un siècle de fer
 
Chapitre 5. Une autre vision du siècle
 
Chapitre 6. Le temps des désillusions
 
Chapitre 7. Les oeuvres du génie de l'homme
 
Chapitre 8. La condition des hommes
 
Chapitre 9. Le retour de la démocratie
 
Chapitre 10. Une ère nouvelle des rapports entre les peuples