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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.

Preface.

Maps.

Introduction: Europe in Agony, 1900-1945 (Gordon Martel).

PART I CONTINUITY AND CHANGE; FORCES AND MOVEMENTS.

1 Urbanization, Poverty, and Crime (Paul Lawrence).

2 The Revolution in Science (Cathryn Carson).

3 Feminism: Women, Work, and Politics (June Hannam).

4 Modernism (Robin Walz).

5 The Cult of Youth (Elizabeth Harvey).

6 Sexuality and the Psyche (Lesley A. Hall).

7 The Economy (Peter Wardley).

PART II BEFORE THE DELUGE.

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

9 Social Reform or Social Revolution? (Gary P. Steenson).

10 Modernity: Approaching the Twentieth Century (Angela K. Smith).

11 Politics: The Past and the Future (Peter Waldron).

12 The Coming of War, 1914 (Annika Mombauer).

PART III WORLD WAR I.

13 August 1914: Public Opinion and the Crisis (David Welch).

14 The War in the Trenches (Tim Travers).

15 The War from Above: Aims, Strategy, and Diplomacy (Matthew Stibbe).

16 The War and Revolution (Mark Baker).

PART IV THE AFTERMATH OF WAR.

17 Peacemaking after World War I (Alan Sharp).

18 Demobilization and Discontent (James M. Diehl).

19 The Socialist Experiment (William J. Chase).

20 The Fascist Challenge (Martin Blinkhorn).

21 Revisionism (Carole Fink).

PART V THE NEW AGE.

22 The Jazz Age (Thomas J. Saunders).

23 The Nazi New Society (Dick Geary).

24 The Popular Front (Michael Richards).

25 The Strategic Revolution (Tami Davis Biddle).

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

PART VI WORLD WAR II.

27 Grand Strategy and Summit Diplomacy (Michael Jabara Carley).

28 The Real War (David French).

29 The Home Fronts: Europe at War, 1939-1945 (Nicholas Atkin).

30 The Holocaust (David Engel).

31 Memories of World War II and the Holocaust in Europe (Harold Marcuse).

Bibliography.

Index.

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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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