The short Oxford history of Europe 11 Europe since 1945

Author: Mary Fulbrook
ISBN: 0198731795
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Europe

Mary Fulbrook's Introduction to this splendid concluding volume in The Short Oxford History of Europe begins with a vivid contrast, setting the struggle for survival in a devastated rubble-strewn street of East Berlin in 1945 against the same location in the reunited city at the end of the century, unrecognizable in its gleaming, confident, cosmopolitan affluence. The book brings home the extraordinary waves of transformation that have washed across Europe in the second half of the twentieth century, sketching out the major general patterns of this change, and exploring some of the local theme.

Europe Since 1945

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198731795
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

This text brings home the waves of transformation that have washed across Europe in the second half of the 20th century, sketching out general patterns of this change, and exploring some of the local themes and variations in parts of Europe.


Author: Norman Davies
ISBN: 0198201710
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Europe

From the Ice Age to the Cold War and beyond, from Reykjavik to Riga, from Archimedes to Einstein, Alexander to Yeltsin, here between the covers of a single volume Norman Davies tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to the present day. The book's absorbing narrative lays down the chronological and geographical grid on which the dramas of European history have been played out. It zooms in from the distant focus of Chapter One, which explores the first five million years of the continent's evolution, to the close focus of the last two chapters, which cover the twentieth century at roughly one page per year. In between, Norman Davies presents a huge and sweeping canvas packed with fascinating detail, analysis, and anecdote. Alongside Europe's better-known stories - human, national, and continental - he brings into focus areas often ignored or misunderstood, remembering the stateless nation as well as the nation-state. Minority communities, from heretics andlepers to Jews, Romanies, and Muslims have not been forgotten. This masterly history reveals not only the rich variety of Europe's past but also the many and rewarding prisms through which it can be viewed. Each chapter contains a selection of telephoto `capsules', illustrating narrower themes and topics that cut across the chronological flow. Davies then concludes with a wide-angle `snapshot' of the whole continent as seen from one particular vantage point. The overall effect is stunning: a kind of historical picture album, with panoramic tableaux interspersed by detailed insets and close-ups. Never before has such an ambitious history of Europe been attempted. In range and ambition, the originality of its structure and glittering style, Norman Davies's Europe represents one of the most important and illuminating history books to be published by Oxford. Time Capsules 201 fascinating articles interspersed throughout the narrative focus on incidents or topics asvarious as The Iceman of the Alps, Erotic Graffiti at Pompeii, Stradivarius, and Psychoanalysing Hitler. Each capsule can be tasted as a separate self-contained morsel; or can be read in conjunction with the narrative into which it is inserted. Snapshots 12 panoramic overviews across the changing map of Europe freeze the frames of the chronological narrative at moments of symbolic importance, such as Knossos 1628 BC, Constantinople AD 330, and Nuremberg 1945. A fully illustrated history Incorporates over 100 superbly detailed maps and diagrams, and 32 pages of black and white plates.

Interdisziplin re Europastudien

Author: Ulrike Liebert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658036201
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Political Science

In 22 Kapiteln wird eine strukturierte Einführung in das für Europastudien relevante historische, kultur-, rechts-, sozial- und politikwissenschaftliche Grund-, Vertiefungs- und (optionale) Spezialwissen zum Komplex Europa geboten. Jeder Beitrag führt in die grundlegenden Europa-Fragen und Perspektiven der jeweiligen Disziplin ein, erläutert die zentralen Konzepte und Definitionen, nimmt Bezug auf den aktuellen state of the art und schließt mit einem Ausblick auf aktuelle Forschungsfragen.

Beyond the Balkans

Author: Sabine Rutar
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643106582
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

This book shows how current and future research on the social history of the Balkans can be integrated into a broader European framework. The contributions look at a range of methodological and empirical issues, and the theme that links the various studies is that of the contrasting, yet, at the same time, entangled ideas of the Balkans as a "mental map" and of Southeast Europe as an "historical region." (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 10)

Europ ische Zeitgeschichte seit 1945

Author: Constantin Goschler
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 9783050052854
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: History

Europa ist eine Frage der Perspektive. Wo seine Außen- und Binnengrenzen verlaufen, hängt vom Standpunkt des Betrachters ab. Auch die historischen Zäsuren sind je nach Perspektive verschieden: Für die Politikgeschichte ist etwa der Zusammenbruch des Kommunismus einschneidend, für die Kommunikationsgeschichte eher die Breitennutzung des Internet. Der Epochenband zeigt, wie vielgestaltig und spannend Europäische Zeitgeschichte ist. - Wo liegt Europa? Was ist Zeitgeschichte? Räume und Zeitrhythmen - Die Folgen des Zweiten Weltkriegs: Neuordnung und Kalter Krieg, politische und wirtschaftliche Integrationsprozesse - Die wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Entwicklung Europas: Wirtschaftsboom, Migration und Bevölkerungsentwicklung, Konsum, "Wertewandel" und soziale Ordnungen - Die Vorgeschichte der Gegenwart: Zivilgesellschaft, Rechtsstaatlichkeit und Terrorismus, Energie und Umwelt, Technik und Kommunikation

The European Economy Since 1945

Author: Barry Eichengreen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691138480
Release Date: 2008-07-21
Genre: Business & Economics

In 1945, many Europeans still heated with coal, cooled their food with ice, and lacked indoor plumbing. This book presents an account of the extraordinary development of Europe's economy since the end of World War II. It argues that the continent's history has been critical to its economic performance.

Europe 1900 1945

Author: Julian Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199244286
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The penultimate volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series analyses a period dominated by war, economic dislocation, revolution, and counter-revolution. In a set of thematic chapters, Julian Jackson and a leading international team of historians trace the continuities of the period, as well as the major ruptures of two World Wars.

Die k rzeste Geschichte Deutschlands

Author: James Hawes
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843717380
Release Date: 2018-05-11
Genre: History

Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.

A History of Germany 1918 2014

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118776131
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: History

The fourth edition of A History of Germany, 1918-2014: ADivided Nation introduces students to the key themes of20th century German history, tracing the dramaticsocial, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Nowthoroughly updated, the text includes new coverage of the Eurocrisis and a review of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship. New edition of a well-known, classic survey by a leadingscholar in the field, thoroughly updated for a new generation ofreaders Provides an overview of the turbulent history of Germany fromthe end of the First World War through the Third Reich and beyond,examining the character and consequences of war and genocide Treats German history from 1918 to 2014 from the perspectivesof instability, division and reunification, covering East and WestGerman history in equal depth Offers important reflections on Angela Merkel’sChancellorship as it extends into a new term Concise, substantive coverage of this period make it an idealresource for undergraduate students

Imperiale Gewalt und mobilisierte Nation

Author: Lutz Raphael
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406623530
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: History

C.H.Beck Geschichte Europas – die zehnbändige Reihe vereint herausragende Vertreter der deutschen Geschichtswissenschaft, die auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung eine zugängliche und zeitgemäße europäische Geschichte vorlegen. Ihr Blickwinkel ist europäisch, nicht nationalstaatlich. Sie konzentrieren sich auf zentrale Entwicklungen, die ein ganzes Zeitalter prägten, und vermitteln zugleich das wichtigste Wissen über den behandelten Zeitraum. So wird deutlich, was «Europa» in den unterschiedlichen Epochen seiner langen Geschichte ausmachte und was für Vorstellungen jeweils mit dem Begriff verbunden wurden. Kaum eine Epoche ist in der europäischen Erinnerungskultur so präsent wie die Zeit zwischen 1914 und 1945. Millionen Europäer kamen in dieser Zeit ums Leben, in den Schlachten der Weltkriege, im Holocaust, im Bombenhagel an den Heimatfronten, bei Hungersnöten und Epidemien sowie bei ethnischen Säuberungen und in Bürgerkriegen. Eingegraben haben sich auch die Erinnerungen an wirtschaftliche Turbulenzen, materielle Not und scharfe gesellschaftliche Konflikte. Gleichzeitig brachte das Zeitalter der Weltkriege ungeahnte wissenschaftliche Durchbrüche, aufregende kulturelle Experimente und eine seitdem unerreichte intellektuelle Intensität. Lutz Raphael führt diese vielfältigen Entwicklungen in seiner beeindruckenden Synthese souverän zusammen und zeigt einen Kontinent auf der Suche nach neuen Ordnungen.

The British Isles Since 1945

Author: Kathleen Burk
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199248389
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Since 1945 Great Britain has gone through many changes: the loss of an empire, economic decline and resurgence, entry into Europe, evolution into a multicultural society, and devolution, to name only the more obvious. In this book, six distinguished historians each take a theme - politics, international relations, high, middle , and low culture, social and economic policies, the nature of civil society, and Ireland - and set out the fundamental nature and development of each. These are set within the wider context of the Cold War, and its impact both internationally and domestically; of the impact on politics, economics and foreign policy of the decline of the pound and the attempts to arrest this; and finally, of the growing impact of Europe.

Heart of Europe

Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191587719
Release Date: 2001-05-31
Genre: History

The image of Poland has once again been impressed on European consciousness. Norman Davies provides a key to understanding the modern Polish crisis in this lucid and authoritative description of the nation's history. Beginning with the period since 1945, he travels back in time to highlight the long-term themes and traditions which have influenced present attitudes. His evocative account reveals Poland as the heart of Europe in more than the geographical sense. It is a country where Europe's ideological conflicts are played out in their most acute form: as recent events have emphasized, Poland's fate is of vital concern to European civilization as a whole. This revised and updated edition tackles and analyses the issues arising from the fall of the Eastern Block, and looks at Poland's future within a political climate of democracy and free market.

Italy Since 1945

Author: Patrick McCarthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198731702
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Short Oxford History of Italy series, in seven volumes, will offer a complete History of Italy from the early middle ages to the present and, in each period, will present the most recent historical perspectives on Italian history. This means setting Italian history in the broader contextof European history as a whole. It also means questioning accepted interpretations of Italian history in each of these periods and, in particular, the idea that Italy's history has been significantly different from that of the rest of Europe. Each volume will emphasise how developments in Italy ineach period are best understood as variants on broader European patterns of political, economic social and cultural change. Italy since 1945 sets in context the tremendous changes that Italy has undergone in the last 55 years. In place of the land of pizza, sunshine, and soccer, McCarthy describes a developing nation: an economy that has found its own road to success via the piccole imprese with an increasingly strongstockmarket and more sophisticated banking; a dynamic, traditional, family centred society; and a political system struggling to modernize after forty years of Christian Democrat rule and Communist opposition. McCarthy also looks at the role of the Church, including Pius XII's wartime activities andthe 'foreign pope', John-Paul II before finally turning to sport in Italy - the only country to have 3 daily newspapers devoted to the subject. Athoritative, accessible, and absorbing, the book examines modern Italy through the eyes of 10 leading commentators and explores the Italian experience in the wider context of both the nation's past and its wider contemporary European position.