The Sources of Social Power: Volume 3, Global Empires and Revolution, 1890–1945
|Author||: Michael Mann|
|Publisher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Total Pages||: 549|
|Rating||: 4/5 (251 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Sources of Social Power: Volume 3, Global Empires and Revolution, 1890–1945 written by Michael Mann and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-17 with total page 549 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Distinguishing four sources of power - ideological, economic, military and political - this series traces their interrelations throughout human history. This third volume of Michael Mann's analytical history of social power begins with nineteenth-century global empires and continues with a global history of the twentieth century up to 1945. Mann focuses on the interrelated development of capitalism, nation-states and empires. Volume 3 discusses the 'Great Divergence' between the fortunes of the West and the rest of the world; the self-destruction of European and Japanese power in two world wars; the Great Depression; the rise of American and Soviet power; the rivalry between capitalism, socialism and fascism; and the triumph of a reformed and democratic capitalism.