Author: Mary Fulbrook
Release Date: 2001
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.
Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2001
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.
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.
Author: Norman Davies
Release Date: 1996
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.
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)
Author: Barry Eichengreen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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.
Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-13
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
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.
Author: Patrick McCarthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
Author: Julian Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2002
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.
Author: Gordon Martel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-21
This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.