Fischer offers a captivating analysis of Europe’s turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century, from the optimism at the turn of the century to the successive waves of destruction of the First and Second World Wars. <p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Written by a leading authority in this field, the book draws upon his areas of expertise <li>Reflects the most recent scholarship in this period of history <li>While laying stress on Europe's major powers and the seminal events of the earlier twentieth century, Fischer pays due attention to the smaller European countries from the Atlantic to the Black Sea and the Baltic to the Mediterranean <li>Extends beyond the political, sociological, and economic paradigms to include extensive references to the European cultural scene <li>Organized both as a broad chronology and thematically, in order to allow for historical insights and entry into the key debates and literature </ul>
“Conan Fischer has written one of the finest short surveys of early twentieth-century Europe that I know, and one that will prove worthwhile to beginning students and advanced scholars alike.” (European History Quarterly, 1 January 2015)
"The book also contains a sufficient number of maps and illustrations, an important consideration from the point of view of students. In short, this is certain to become a standard text for the teaching of 20th-century European history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All undergraduate collections." (Choice, 1 September 2011)
Chapter 1. The European Paradox.
Chapter 2. The Coming of War.
Chapter 3. Fighting the War.
Chapter 4. Ending the War: Revolutions and Peacemaking.
Chapter 5. Revision and Recovery, 1919-1929.
Chapter 6. The High Noon of the Dictators.
Chapter 7. The Return to War.
Chapter 8. Europe Eclipsed.
Chapter 9. Europe: An Honourable Legacy?
Series: Blackwell History of Europe
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 20th September 2010
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.24 x 17.24 x 2.82
Edition Number: 1