Europe since 1945 / Edition 1

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Overview

Mary Fulbrook's Introduction to this splendid concluding volume in The Short Oxford History of Europe begins with a vivid contrast, setting the struggle for survival in a devastated rubble-strewn street of East Berlin in 1945 against the same location in the reunited city at the end of the century, unrecognizable in its gleaming, confident, cosmopolitan affluence. The book brings home the extraordinary waves of transformation that have washed across Europe in the second half of the twentieth century, sketching out the major general patterns of this change, and exploring some of the local themes and variations in different parts of Europe. The result is both illuminating and engrossing: a must for students of contemporary history, politics, and European studies, it also offers immense rewards to any reader interested in the roots, and fruits, of the post-war European renaissance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198731788
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/25/2001
  • Series: Short Oxford History of Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Fulbrook is Professor in the Department of German at University College London

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1. Mary Fulbrook Introduction: Europe since 1945
2. Donald Sassoon Politics
3. Hartmut Kaelble Social History
4. Barry Eichengreen Economy
5. Klaus Larres Culture
6. David Armstrong and Erik Goldstein International and Security Relations within Europe
7. Mary Fulbrook Interaction with the non-European World
Mary Fulbrook Conclusion
Guide to Further Reading
Chronology
List of Abbreviations
Maps
Index
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