Europe, 1945 to the Present

Paperback | April 6, 2005

byRobin W. Winks, John E. Talbott

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Europe: 1945 to the Present examines the tumultuous history of Europe from the end of World War II through the present. Beginning with the post-war scene, and ending with a discussion of the European Union and its current plans for expansion, the narrative takes students through the past sixtyyears in a thoughtful, well-organized way. The book covers the Cold War, decolonization, and major developments in the arts and sciences, as well as Europe's reaction to the events of September 11, 2001, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and such episodes of terrorism as the Madrid bombings of 2004.Written in a clear, well-paced style, Europe: 1945 to the Present features primary source text boxes, a chronology, a list of supplemental readings, and numerous illustrations and maps. It is ideal for undergraduate courses on the history of Europe since 1945.

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Europe: 1945 to the Present examines the tumultuous history of Europe from the end of World War II through the present. Beginning with the post-war scene, and ending with a discussion of the European Union and its current plans for expansion, the narrative takes students through the past sixtyyears in a thoughtful, well-organized way. ...

Robin W. Winks is at Yale University. John E. Talbott is at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:April 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195156927

ISBN - 13:9780195156928

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Preface1. Europe in a Bipolar World2. The Loss of the European Empire3. Western Europe4. The Collapse of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union5. Arts and Sciences6. Europe Since 9/11Suggested Readings