Europe in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

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This Fourth Edition presents a current look at the major issues, problems, and crises that have faced Europeans since 1914. EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY thoroughly addresses the central experiences of war, depression, revolution, and dictatorship, while examining Europe's social transformation and intellectual trends. This new edition is updated through the end of 2000, and includes coverage of the Balkans. It has been revised throughout to ensure readability and accuracy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155247192
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1985
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 694
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert O. Paxton is professor of history emeritus at Columbia University. A specialist in the history of western Europe in the era of the two world wars, he has written extensively on France under Nazi occupation, including VICHY FRANCE: OLD GUARD AND NEW ORDER (Columbia University Press, 2001) and VICHY FRANCE AND THE JEWS (Stanford University Press, 1995). His most recent work is THE ANATOMY OF FASCISM (Alfred Knopf, 2004).

Julie Hessler is Associate Professor of History at University of Oregon. She is the author of A SOCIAL HISTORY OF SOVIET TRADE (Princeton University Press, 2004) as well as a number of articles on Soviet social, economic, and cultural history. Her current research focuses on Soviet cultural relations with the Third World from the late 1950s through the 1980s. Professor Hessler's teaching areas include Soviet history, twentieth-century Eastern Europe, postwar Europe, and historical methods, as well as broader European surveys.

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Table of Contents

1. Europe at Zenith, 1914
2.The Coming of War
3.The Marne and After, 1914-1917
4.The Impact of Total War
5.Revolution, 1917-1920
6.The Paris Peace Settlement
7.Revolution Against Revolution: Fascism
8.Normalcy: Europe in the 1920s
9.Mass Culture and High Culture Between the Wars
10.The Depression and Its Effects, 1929-1936
11.The Authoritarian 1930s and the Spread of Fascism
12.The Popular Front Era, 1934-1939
13.The Paris Peace Settlement Dismantled: Aggression and Appeasement, 1933-1939
14.Hitler's Europe: Conquest, Collaboration, and Resistance, 1939-1942
15.From Hot War to Cold War, 1942-1949
16.Ruin and Reconstruction, 1945-1953
17.The Soviet Bloc from Stalin to Khrushchev
18.Europe in the Cold War: Between the Superpowers, 1947-1961
19.The New Europe: Consumer Societies and Mass Culture in the West, 1953-1973
20.Cold War DTtente: Stirrings of Independence, 1962-1975
21.The Soviet Bloc in the Brezhnev Era
22.Western Europe, 1973-1989: Postindustrial Society and Stagflation
23.The Revolution of 1989 and After Epilogue Europe in 2001.
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