Twentieth-Century Europe

Twentieth-Century Europe

by P. M. H. Bell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340740552
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/26/2006
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

P.M.H. Bell was formerly Reader in History at the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations and maps     vi
Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction: What is Europe? A historical perspective     1
Europe Before 1914
The land of lost content     13
The diversity of Europe: contrasts and divisions     33
The First World War and the Destruction of Europe, 1914-1918
The tragic mystery of 1914     43
The Great War and the end of the old Europe     57
The Illusion of Peace and the Europe of the -Isms, 1919-1939
Europe survives, 1919-1929     79
Dangers and disasters, 1929-1939     101
The Second World War, 1939-1945
The initial triumphs of Germany, 1939-1942     125
The Allied victory and the division of Europe, 1942-1945     137
The Great Divide: West and East, 1945-1989
Western Europe, 1945-1961     149
Eastern Europe, 1945-1961     169
The development of Western Europe, 1961-1989     183
Eastern Europe, 1961-1989     203
Europe in Our Own Time
East meets West? 1990-1999     217
A new Europe? But what Europe? 2000-2004     243
Conclusion     265
Notes     269
Further reading     285
Index     291

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