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Europe's Troubled Peace: 1945 to the Present, 2nd Edition

Europe's Troubled Peace: 1945 to the Present, 2nd Edition

Tom Buchanan

ISBN: 978-1-444-35702-8

Nov 2011

352 pages

$39.99

Description

This revised second edition now extends to the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, covering the financial crisis and the related crisis in European integration, the impact of the “War on Terror” on Europe, and the redefinition of Europe following EU enlargement.

  • Thoroughly revised and expanded, this integrated history of Europe now covers the end of the Second World War up to the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century
  • Includes new sections on immigration and ethnicity in Europe after the Cold War, and the role of historical memory in contemporary Europe
  • A final new chapter assesses the role of Europe within the wider world of the twenty-first century, the financial crisis and the related crisis in European integration, the impact of the “War on Terror” on Europe, and the redefinition of Europe following EU enlargement
  • Covers the history of central and eastern Europe in depth, as well as that of Western Europe
  • Discusses in detail the impact of the Cold War across the continent

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List of Maps
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Introduction: Europe's Troubles
1. The War and its Legacy
2. Europe between the Powers, 1945-1953
3. Restoration, Reconstruction and Revolution: Europe, 1945-1950
4. Consolidating Western Europe, 1950-1963
5. Western Europe in the 1960s
6. The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, from 1953 to the 1970s
7. Western Europe in the 1970s: Downturn and Détente
8. Western Europe in the 1980s: The Era of Thatcher, Mitterrand and Kohl
9. European Integration: From Rome to Maastricht, 1957-1992
10. The Fall of the Communist Regimes: The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1980-1991
11. Europe after the Cold War
12. Europe in the new millennium