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Author Richards, Michael D
Title Twentieth-Century Europe : A Brief History, 1900 to the Present
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014
©2014
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Edition 3rd ed
Descript 1 online resource (417 pages)
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Note Intro -- Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History, 1900 to the Present -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Part 1 Overview: 1900-1919 -- 1 Before the Deluge Europe, 1900-1914: Europe, 1900-1914 -- Chronology -- Europe and the World -- The Great Powers -- The Class Structure -- References -- 2 The Great War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology -- The Coming of the Great War -- The Great War, 1914-1917 -- The Failure of the Schlieffen Plan -- Trench Warfare -- The Course of the War: 1915 -- Sausage Machine: 1916 -- The Home Front -- The War around the World -- Decision, 1917-1918 -- References -- Further Reading -- 3 Revolution and Peacemaking, 1917-1919 -- Chronology -- Revolution in Russia -- Civil War in Russia -- Revolution in Germany -- Peacemaking, 1919 -- The League of Nations -- References -- Further Reading -- Part 2 Overview : 1919-1939 -- 4 Aftershocks of the Great War -- Chronology -- Intellectual Trends -- A Second Scientific Revolution -- Postwar Despair -- Culture -- The Social Impact -- Peasants and Agriculture -- The Working Class -- The Middle Class -- References -- Further Reading -- 5 Recovery and Prosperity, 1919-1929 -- Chronology -- Great Britain -- France -- Weimar Germany -- Italy -- The Soviet Union -- The Smaller States -- Eastern Europe -- Turkey (Ottoman Empire) -- United States -- China and Japan -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- 6 From Depression to War, 1929-1939 -- Chronology -- The American Connection -- Responses -- The Depression in Germany: The Nazis Come to Power -- The New Dictatorships -- The Stalinist Dictatorship -- The Road to War in Europe -- The Road to War in the Pacific -- Reference -- Further Reading -- Part 3 Overview : 1939-1967 -- 7 Armageddon: Europe in World War II, 1939-1945 -- Chronology -- Blitzkrieg -- Operation Barbarossa -- Stalingrad and D-Day -- Home Fronts
Collaboration and Resistance -- The Holocaust -- The End of the War -- References -- 8 Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1961 -- Chronology -- Origins of the Cold War -- Crisis Years, 1947-1948 -- The Two Germanies -- The Cold War Launched -- Dismantling the Colonial Empires -- References -- 9 Out of the Ashes From Stunde Null (Zero Hour) to a New Golden Age, 1945-1967 : From Stunde Null (Zero Hour) To A New Golden Age, 1945-1967 -- Chronology -- Reconstruction -- Reconstruction in the West: British Problems -- Reconstruction in the West: French Success -- Reconstruction in the West: German  Wirtschaftswunder -- Reconstruction in the West: Other Countries, Other Stories -- Reconstruction in the East: The Stalinist Legacy -- Reconstruction in the East: The Seemingly Successful German Democratic Republic -- Reconstruction in the East: The New Poland -- Reconstruction in the East: Hungary and Revolution -- On the Way to a United Europe -- A Consumer Economy in Western Europe -- Social Change -- Détente -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- 10 Metamorphosis: An Era of Revolutionary Change, 1968-1988 -- Radicalism in Western Europe in the Late 1960s -- France in May 1968 -- Brezhnev's Russia -- The Prague Spring -- Willy Brandt and Ostpolitik -- The 1960s in the United States -- The Civil Rights Movement in the United States -- The Price of Oil -- The Welfare State -- Terrorism -- Recovery -- Thatcherism -- France -- Some Other States -- The East Bloc in Decline: The Soviet Union -- Solidarity in Poland -- Erich Honecker's East Germany -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- 11 Searching for Meaning in a Multicultural World -- Chronology -- Existentialism -- Structuralism -- Deconstruction -- Postmodernism -- Culture -- Art -- Literature, Drama, the Cinema, and Music -- Popular Culture -- References -- Further Reading
12 Charting a New Course: Europe from 1989 to the Present -- Chronology -- The Revolutions of 1989 -- German Reunification -- Germany in the twenty-first Century -- The Soviet Union Disappears -- Russia in the Twenty-First Century -- The Disintegration of Yugoslavia -- The European Union -- The Global Economic Collapse of 2008 -- The Revival of Terrorism -- Terrorism in Europe -- European Demographics -- Conclusion -- Reference -- Further Reading -- Appendix -- Index
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Richards, Michael D. Twentieth-Century Europe : A Brief History, 1900 to the Present Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2014 9781118651414
Subject Europe -- History -- 20th century.;Europe -- History -- 21st century
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