Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$6.95
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 02/24/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$19.91
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.60
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $4.60   
  • New (2) from $26.88   
  • Used (5) from $4.60   

Overview

Likes its predecessor, the second edition of Twentieth-Century Europe remains a concise, affordable text in one volume, making it the perfect general introduction to a century of both great achievements and unimaginable barbarism.

Though mainly political in focus, the narrative is enriched by thoughtful descriptions of major artistic movements—introducing readers to important figures in literature, visual arts, music—and the emergence and growth of popular culture in its many forms.

Now updated with an entirely new chapter that closes out the twentieth century, thematic unit openers, chronologies, new photographs, and new lists of suggested readings and films.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882952352
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,263,735
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael D. Richards, Samford Professor of History at Sweet Briar College, retired from the college in 2004 after thirty-eight years of teaching. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. from Duke University. A Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in the Netherlands, Dr. Richards also was an NEH Fellow at UCLA. The author of Revolutions in World History (2003), he has published several book chapters and articles and reviews in scholarly journals, periodicals, and reference works. He also has written for the History News Service. Dr. Richards currently is Policy Coordinator and Vice President of Population-Environment Balance, a national nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.

Paul R. Waibel is professor of history at Belhaven College. He is the author of Politics of Accommodation (1983), Quiknotes: Christian History (2000), and numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journal, periodicals, reference works, and anthologies. Professor Waibel holds degrees in history from Lynchburg College, Virginia Tech. and West Virginia University. He was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar at the University Bonn, Germany, and an NEH Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part One Overview: 1900-1919 1

Chapter 1 Before the Deluge: Europe, 1900-1914 5

Chapter 2 The Great War, 1914-1917 27

Chapter 3 Revolution and Peacemaking, 1917-1919 45

Part Two Overview: 1919-1939 63

Chapter 4 Aftershocks of the Great War 67

Chapter 5 Recovery and Prosperity, 1919-1929 85

Chapter 6 From Depression to War, 1929-1939 103

Part Three Overview: 1939-1967 123

Chapter 7 Armageddon: Europe in World War II, 1939-1945 127

Chapter 8 Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1961 149

Chapter 9 Out of the Ashes: From Stunde Null to a New Golden Age, 1945-1967 167

Part Four Overview: 1968-Present 193

Chapter 10 Metamorphosis: An Era of Revolutionary Change, 1968-1989 199

Chapter 11 New Realities for a New Age 225

Chapter 12 Charting a New Course: Europe in the 1990s and Beyond

Appendix I Additional Sources 265

Appendix II Abbreviations and Acronyms 268

Index 273

Maps

Europe in 1914 29

Europe Between the Wars 57

Europe During the Cold War 161

Europe in the 1990s 222

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)