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A Companion to Europe 1900-1945

Gordon Martel (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3840-9
584 pages
December 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe.
  • Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars.
  • Provides an overview of current thinking on the period.
  • Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time.
  • Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry.
  • Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.
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Notes on Contributors viii

Preface xiii

Maps xiv

Introduction: Europe in Agony, 1900–1945 xxi
Gordon Martel

Part I Continuity and Change; Forces and Movements 1

1 Urbanization, Poverty, and Crime 3
Paul Lawrence

2 The Revolution in Science 19
Cathryn Carson

3 Feminism: Women, Work, and Politics 35
June Hannam

4 Modernism 50
Robin Walz

5 The Cult of Youth 66
Elizabeth Harvey

6 Sexuality and the Psyche 82
Lesley A. Hall

7 The Economy 98
Peter Wardley

Part II Before the Deluge 117

8 Europe’s World: Power, Empire, and Colonialism 119
Woodruff D. Smith

9 Social Reform or Social Revolution? 135
Gary P. Steenson

10 Modernity: Approaching the Twentieth Century 150
Angela K. Smith

11 Politics: The Past and the Future 165
Peter Waldron

12 The Coming of War, 1914 180
Annika Mombauer

Part III World War I 195

13 August 1914: Public Opinion and the Crisis 197
David Welch

14 The War in the Trenches 213
Tim Travers

15 The War from Above: Aims, Strategy, and Diplomacy 228
Matthew Stibbe

16 The War and Revolution 243
Mark Baker

Part IV The Aftermath of War 259

17 Peacemaking after World War I 261
Alan Sharp

18 Demobilization and Discontent 277
James M. Diehl

19 The Socialist Experiment 292
William J. Chase

20 The Fascist Challenge 309
Martin Blinkhorn

21 Revisionism 326
Carole Fink

Part V The New Age 341

22 The Jazz Age 343
Thomas J. Saunders

23 The Nazi New Society 359
Dick Geary

24 The Popular Front 375
Michael Richards

25 The Strategic Revolution 391
Tami Davis Biddle

26 Hitler and the Origins of World War II 407
Anita J. Prazmowska

Part VI World War II 423

27 Grand Strategy and Summit Diplomacy 425
Michael Jabara Carley

28 The Real War 441
David French

29 The Home Fronts: Europe at War, 1939–1945 456
Nicholas Atkin

30 The Holocaust 472
David Engel

31 Memories of World War II and the Holocaust in Europe 487
Harold Marcuse

Bibliography 505

Index 539

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Gordon Martel is Professor of History at the University of Northern British Columbia. Among his other edited works are The Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered (1999) and The World War Two Reader (2004).
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  • A cutting edge guide to the major debates animating the study of early twentieth-century Europe.

  • Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars.

  • Provides an overview of current thinking on the period.

  • Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time.

  • Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry.

  • Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.
See More
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