Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time / Edition 1

Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time / Edition 1

by Bernard Wasserstein
ISBN-10:
0198730748
ISBN-13:
9780198730743
Pub. Date:
10/01/2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time / Edition 1

Here is the definitive history of contemporary Europe, a controversial but authoritative and lively narrative that is destined to become the standard account of the period from 1914 to the present. In this superb volume, esteemed historian Bernard Wasserstein offers the first serious, full-length history of a century of convulsive change. It is a history of barbarism and civilization, of cruelty and tenderness, of technological achievement and environmental blight, of imperial expansion and withdrawal, of authoritarian repression and of individual rebirth. Wasserstein provides both a narrative of the main contours of the political, diplomatic, and military history and an analysis the underpinnings of demographic, economic, and social developments. Drawing on the latest scholarly findings, including recent disclosures of intelligence materials and archival revelations that followed the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, Wasserstein captures the essence of contemporary European history in an engaging narrative that is by turns grim, humorous, surprising, and enlightening.

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ISBN-13: 9780198730743
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 928
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Europe in 1914

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