Europe between Democracy and Dictatorship: 1900 - 1945 / Edition 1

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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.

  • Written by a leading authority in this field, the book draws upon his areas of expertise
  • Reflects the most recent scholarship in this period of history
  • 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
  • Extends beyond the political, sociological, and economic paradigms to include extensive references to the European cultural scene
  • Organized both as a broad chronology and thematically, in order to allow for historical insights and entry into the key debates and literature
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"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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631215127
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: Blackwell History of Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Conan Fischer is Professorial Fellow in the School of History, University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Stormtroopers: a Social, Economic and Ideological Analysis 1929-35 (1983), The German Communists and the Rise of Nazism (1991), The Rise of the Nazis (1995 & 2002) and The Ruhr Crisis 1923-1924 (2003) He is editor of The Rise of National Socialism and the Working Classes in Weimar Germany (1996) and co-editor of After the Versailles Treaty: Enforcement, Compliance, Contested Identities (with Alan Sharp, 2008). He is currently researching the history of Franco-German relations during the Great Depression (1929-32).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.


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?

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