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Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History

Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History (Hardback, Digital original)

By Evans, Sir Richard J.

What would have happened had Britain not entered the First World War but stood aside as a neutral non-belligerent? What might the result have been had Britain concluded a separate peace with Nazi Germany in 1940 or 1941? How would the British have behaved had they lost the Battle... of Britain and been conquered and occupied by the armed forces of Hitler's Third Reich? Altered Pasts is a fascinating discussion of the historical and cultural significance of imagining the road not taken. From its beginnings as an Enlightenment parlour game to its relationship with modern-day conspiracy theories, Richard Evans charts the social and political implications of counterfactual history and its capacity for being a mirror on the present.
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ISBN 9781408705520
Released AU 25 Mar 2014
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Hardback, Digital original
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ISBN-13 9781408705520
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Little, Brown
Released 25 Mar 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Digital original
Edition Digital original
Author(s) By Evans, Sir Richard J.
Category History
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 164mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 909
Weight 512g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Imaginary histories, History, Modern - 20th century, History - Errors, inventions, etc, Great Britain - History - Errors, inventions, etc, Germany - History - Errors, interventions, etc
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade