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Author Name:    ANDERSON, Perry

Title:   Zone of Engagement

Publisher:    Verso Books, London & New York, 1992, ISBN:9780860915959 

Seller ID:   98085

ANDERSON, Perry. A Zone of Engagement. London & New York : Verso Books, (1992). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xiv,(2),1-384. 8vo, illustrated card coverswith black lettering to spine. "The texts in this volume offer critical as sessments of a number of leading figures in contemporary intellectual life,who are in different ways thinkers at the intersection of history and poli tics. They include Roberto Unger, advocate of plasticity; the historians ofantiquity and of revolution, Geoffrey de Ste. Croix and Isaac Deutscher; t he philosophers of liberalism, Norberto Bobbio and Isaiah Berlin; the sociologists of power, Michael Mann and W.G. Runciman; the exponents of nationalidentity, Andreas Hillgruber and Fernand Braudel; the ironists of science, Max Weber and Ernest Gellner; Carlo Ginzburg, explorer of cultural continu ity, and Marshall Berman. Herald of modernity, a concluding chapter looks at the idea of the end of history, recently advanced by Francis Fukuyama, inits successive versions from the nineteenth century to the present, and co nsiders the situation of socialism today in the light of it." - rear cover.Contents; 1. Geoffrey dr Ste. Croix and the Ancient World; 2. Marshall Be rman: Modernity and Revolution; 3. The Legacy of Isaac Deutscher; 4. Michael Mann's Sociology of Power; 5. The Affinities of Norberto Bobbio; 6. Roberto Unger and the Politics of Empowerment; 7. W.G. Runciman: A New Evolutionism; 8. On Emplotment: Andreas Hillgruber; 9. Max Weber and Ernest Gellner:Science, Politics, Enchantment; 10. Nocturnal Enquiry: Carlo Ginzburg; 11. The Pluralism of Isaiah Berlin; 12. Fernand Braudel and National Identity; 13. The Ends of History. A couple of brief underlinings in introduction, e lse very good. 30.00


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