By 1945, the European continent, which in 1900 appeared increasingly prosperous, reasonably ordered, and increasingly civilised, had torn itself apart. On the way, its societies had suffered inflations and depressions, vicious dictatorships, and the most destructive wars in modern history.
This book provides a thought-provoking and wide-ranging history of the whole of Europe in this period. Six lively and stimulating chapters have been written especially for this volume. They focus in turn on political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the period, as well as international relations within Europe and with the wider world. Particular care is taken to integrate developments in southern and eastern Europe (including the USSR) into the more familiar story of what happened in
western and central Europe.
`'This very readable volume has a selection of maps showing the changing borders of Europe and the decline of its empires, a guide to further reading and a short chronology of major events''
Edward Johnson, University of Central England, History vol 89, issue 1, number 293
1: Julian Jackson: Introduction
2: David Stevenson: International Relations
3: Harold James: Economy
4: Kevin Passmore: Politics
5: Richard Bessel: Society
6: Rajnarayan Chandavarkar: Imperialism and the European Empires
7: Modris Eksteins: Culture
8: Julian Jackson: Conclusion
Series: The Short Oxford History of Europe
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.7
Weight (kg): 0.3