Modern European History brings together a unique selection of documents covering the period from 1871 to 2000. The collection is organised by topic, and a clear historical context and chronological chart provide background for each section. This second edition brings the book up to date and includes such key themes in European history as:
* Bismarck and Imperial Germany
* the Russian Revolution
* the origins and aftermath of the First and Second World Wars
* Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
* The Spanish Civil War
* The Cold War
* European Integration 1945-1999
Containing documents such as extracts from diaries, speeches, treaties, poetry, radio broadcasts, photographs, cartoons, political posters and propaganda, this is an essential resource for students of modern British and European history.
Table of Contents
List of maps -- List of documents -- Author’s acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction and guidance on using documents and sources -- 1 Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 -- 2 France, 1871-1944 -- 3 Russia in revolution, 1890-1918 -- 4 The origins of the First World War and its aftermath -- 5 Fascist Italy -- 6 Nazi Germany -- 7 Russia under Stalin -- 8 The approach to the Second World War -- The Spanish Civil War 178 -- The Munich Crisis 187 -- 9 The origins of the Gold War -- 10 European integration -- Postscript -- Index.
David Welch is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is editor of the Routledge Sources in History series. His previous publications include The Third Reich: Politics and Propaganda (Routledge, 1993) and Hitler (UCL Press, 1998).