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Themes in Modern European History since 1945

1st Edition

Edited by Rosemary Wakeman


312 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Broad in geographical scope, this collection explores the most important transformations and upheavals of post-1945 Europe in the light of recent scholarship.

A wide array of authors from the UK, the USA and across Europe contribute twelve chapters consider key political, cultural and economic changes of an era that needs reevalutaion and reconsideration from a historical perspective.

Cross-disciplinary, covering a wide range of issues – politics, economics, social and cultural aspects Themes in Modern European History since 1945 is structured around recent theoretical debates on the postwar, and will find a firm standing on the bookshelves of European history students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Divided Europe: The Long Postwar, 1945–19893. The Collapse of World Dominion: The Dismantling of the European Colonial Empires and its Impact on Europe4. The Golden Age of Prosperity, 1953–19735. Social Class and Social Change in Postwar Europe6. Changing Margins in Postwar European Politics7. European Mass Culture in the Media Age 8. The Boundaries of the Avant-Garde9. The Central and Eastern European Revolution, 1989–200010. The Politics of European Unification 11. European Economic Integration: From Business Cycle to Business Cycle

About the Series

Themes in Modern European History Series

Each volume in this series contains a collection of original essays surveying a particular period of Modern European history. The contributors provide a broad survey of the social, economic, diplomatic, intellectual and cultural developments of the period, in individual states, and across the continent as a whole. The essays reflect the skills historians have to master when challenged by problems of evidence, interpretation, and presentation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century