At a glance:
- Author: John Lukacs
- First Published: 2002
- Type of Work: History, philosophy, and science
- Time of Work: 1500 to the present
- Setting: Europe and North America
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy, History, Science and technology
- Subjects: North America or North Americans, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, Europe or Europeans, Future, Science or scientists, Twenty-first century, Eighteenth century, Seventeenth century, Sixteenth century, Industrialization, Urbanization, Urban life
- Locales: Europe, North America
The Hungarian-born John Lukacs has always eschewed the tendency toward narrow specialization practiced by most academic historians. He has written histories of the Cold War, of the age of the bourgeoisie, and of fin-de-siècle Budapest, as well as several works that defy the usual descriptive labels. At the End of an Age is one of these, and it is in some respects an extended footnote to several earlier books, including his Historical Consciousness: Or, The Remembered Past (1968), a work whose central conundrum may be stated simply: What does it mean to write...
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