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. Introduction 2. Divided Europe: The Long Postwar, 1945–1989 3. The Collapse of World Dominion: The Dismantling of the European Colonial Empires and its Impact on Europe 4. The Golden Age of Prosperity, 1953–1973 5. Social Class and Social Change in Postwar Europe 6. Changing Margins in Postwar European Politics 7. European Mass Culture in the Media Age 8. The Boundaries of the Avant-Garde 9. The Central and Eastern European Revolution, 1989–2000 10. The Politics of European Unification 11. European Economic Integration: From Business Cycle to Business Cycle