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Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History, 1900 to the Present, 3rd Edition

Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History, 1900 to the Present, 3rd Edition

Michael D. Richards (Original Author), Paul R. Waibel (Original Author)

ISBN: 978-1-118-65141-4

Apr 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

416 pages

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Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History presents readers with a concise and accessible survey of the most significant themes and political events that shaped European history in the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Features updates that include a new chapter that reviews major political and economic trends since 1989 and an extensively revised chapter that emphasizes the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since World War II
  • Organized into brief chapters that are suitable for traditional courses or for classes in non-traditional courses that allow for additional material selected by the professor
  • Includes the addition of a variety of supplemental materials such as chronological timelines, maps, and illustrations

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Preface vii

Part 1 Overview: 1900–1919 1

1 Before the Deluge: Europe, 1900–1914 5

2 The Great War, 1914–1918 35

3 Revolution and Peacemaking, 1917–1919 65

Part 2 Overview: 1919–1939 91

4 Aftershocks of the Great War 95

5 Recovery and Prosperity, 1919–1929 117

6 From Depression to War, 1929–1939 145

Part 3 Overview: 1939–1967 171

7 Armageddon: Europe in World War II, 1939–1945 175

8 Cold War and Decolonization, 1945–1961 207

9 Out of the Ashes: From Stunde Null (zero hour) to a New Golden Age, 1945–1967 235

Part 4 Overview: 1968–Present 269

10 Metamorphosis: An Era of Revolutionary Change, 1968–1988 275

11 Searching for Meaning in a Multicultural World 313

12 Charting a New Course: Europe from 1989 to the Present 345

Appendix 379

Index 384