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Roberts, David D. 1943-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 112 publications in 4 languages and 4,460 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD6709, 335.820945
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Most widely held works by David D Roberts
Nothing but history : reconstruction and extremity after metaphysics by David D Roberts( )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberts analyzes the interplay of historical and antihistorical themes in the work of major thinkers from Nietzsche, Croce, and Heidegger to Gadamer, Foucault, Derrida, and Rorty. Through his lucid reassessment of these thinkers, he shows how the postmodern extremes and the reconstructive impulse can work in fruitful tension as we learn to cope with a world that ceaselessly slips and changes. We have reason to experience ourselves as history-making actors, but we also have reason to resist a world that seems to reduce us to nothing but history
Historicism and fascism in modern Italy by David D Roberts( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the early decades of the twentieth century, Italy produced distinctive innovations in both the intellectual and political realms. On the one hand, Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) and Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944) spearheaded a radical rethinking of historicism and philosophical idealism that significantly reoriented Italian culture. On the other hand, the period witnessed the first rumblings of fascism. Assuming opposite sides, Gentile became the semi-official philosopher of fascism while Croce argued for a renewed liberalism based on 'absolute' historicism." "In Historicism and Fascism in Modern Italy, David D. Roberts uses the ideological conflict between Croce and Gentile as a basis for a wider discussion of the interplay between politics and ideas in Italy in the twentieth century. Roberts examines the connection between fascism and the modern Italian intellectual tradition, arguing that the relationship not only deepens our understanding of generic fascism and liberalism but also illuminates ongoing dangers and possibilities in the wider Western world. This set of twelve essays by one of the leading scholars in the field represents an authoritative view of the modern Italian intellectual tradition, its relationship with fascism, and its enduring implications for history, politics, and culture in Italy and beyond."--Jacket
The totalitarian experiment in twentieth-century Europe : understanding the poverty of great politics by David D Roberts( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, David D. Roberts provides a challenging new understanding of totalitarianism by focusing on its historically specific dimensions. Rather than dismissing it in terms of national weaknesses or psychological aberrations, he shows how the totalitarian mode of collective action was a response to enduring tensions in the modern mainstream. By providing a fresh understanding of the novel aspirations fueling the three departures, The Totalitarian Experiment in Twentieth-Century Europe illuminates the practices of each regime, showing how the new mode of action yielded a characteristic combination of radicalization, narrowing, myth making - and disastrous failure
The syndicalist tradition and Italian fascism by David D Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benedetto Croce and the uses of historicism by David D Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascist interactions : proposals for a new approach to fascism and its era, 1919-1945 by David D Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although studies of fascism have constituted one of the most fertile areas of historical inquiry in recent decades, more and more scholars have called for a new agenda with more research beyond Italy and Germany, less preoccupation with definition and classification, and more sustained focus on the relationships among different fascist formations before 1945. Starting from a critical assessment of these imperatives, this rigorous volume charts a historiographical path that transcends rigid distinctions while still developing meaningful criteria of differentiation. Even as we take fascism seriously as a political phenomenon, such an approach allows us to better understand its distinctive contradictions and historical variations"--
Nazism, fascism, totalitarianism : the layers of historical understanding by David D Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding totalitarianism : the poverty of great politics by David D Roberts( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una nuova interpretazione del pensiero di Croce : lo storicismo crociano e il pensiero contemporaneo by David D Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western civilization : beyond boundaries by Thomas F. X Noble( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompasses the full social and political story of Western Civilization within a wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. This title emphasizes Europe's interaction with the world and encourages students to question why and how history unfolded as it did
The challenge of fascism by David D Roberts( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Gentile e la politica italiana by David D Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel vuoto : Alex Honnold con David Roberts ; trad. di Anita Taroni e Stefano Travagli by Alex Honnold( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Superficiality of Statebuilding in Cambodia : Patronage and Clientelism as Enduring Forms of Politics by David D Roberts( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

World War II : the definitive visual history : from Blitzkrieg to Hiroshima( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Nothing but history : reconstruction and extremity after metaphysics
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Historicism and fascism in modern ItalyThe totalitarian experiment in twentieth-century Europe : understanding the poverty of great politicsUnderstanding totalitarianism : the poverty of great politics
Alternative Names
Roberts, D. D.

Roberts, D. D. 1943-

Roberts, D. D. (David D.), 1943-

Roberts, David Dion 1943-

Languages
English (102)

Italian (7)

Spanish (1)

German (1)