The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

Paperback | December 3, 2014

EditorDan Stone

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The postwar period is no longer current affairs but is becoming the recent past. As such, it is increasingly attracting the attentions of historians. Whilst the Cold War has long been a mainstay of political science and contemporary history, recent research approaches postwar Europe in manydifferent ways, all of which are represented in the thirty-five chapters of this book. As well as diplomatic, political, institutional, economic, and social history, The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History contains chapters which approach the past through the lenses of gender, espionage, artand architecture, technology, agriculture, heritage, postcolonialism, memory, and generational change, and shows how the history of postwar Europe can be enriched by looking to disciplines such as anthropology and philosophy.The Handbook covers all of Europe, with a notable focus on Eastern Europe. Including subjects as diverse as the meaning of "Europe" and European identity, southern Europe after dictatorship, the cultural meanings of the bomb, the 1968 student uprisings, immigration, Americanization, welfare,leisure, decolonization, the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, and coming to terms with the Nazi past, the essays in this Handbook offer an unparalleled coverage of postwar European history that offers far more than the standard Cold War framework. Readers will find self-contained, state-of-the-artanalyses of major subjects, each written by an acknowledged expert, as well as stimulating and novel approaches to newer topics. Combining empirical rigour and adventurous conceptual analysis, this Handbook offers in one substantial volume a guide to the numerous ways in which historians are nowrewriting the history of postwar Europe.

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The postwar period is no longer current affairs but is becoming the recent past. As such, it is increasingly attracting the attentions of historians. Whilst the Cold War has long been a mainstay of political science and contemporary history, recent research approaches postwar Europe in manydifferent ways, all of which are represented i...

Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His recent publications include Histories of the Holocaust (2010) and (as editor) The Historiography of Genocide (2008).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsDan Stone: Editor's Introduction: Postwar Europe as HistoryPART I: WHAT IS POSTWAR EUROPE?1. Geoff Eley: Corporatism and the Social Democratic Moment: The Postwar Settlement, 1945-19732. Richard Overy: Interwar, War, Postwar: Was There a Zero Hour in 1945?3. Catherine Lee and Robert Bideleux: East, West, and the Return of 'Central': Borders Drawn and Redrawn4. Luiza Bialasiewicz: Spectres of Europe: Europes Past, Present and Future5. Luisa Passerini: Europe and Its Others. Is There a European Identity?PART II: PEOPLE6. Philipp Ther: Ethnic Cleansing7. Dan Stone: Responding to 'Order Without Life'? Living under Communism8. Philipp Gassert: The Spectre of Americanization: Western Europe in the American Century9. Stephen Castles: Immigration and Asylum: Challenges to European Identities and Citizenship10. Uli Linke: Gendering Europe, Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era11. Martn Klimke: 1968: Europe in TechnicolourPART III: BLOCS, PARTIES, POLITICAL POWER12. Mark Pittaway: Making Postwar Communism13. Jussi M. Hanhimaki: Europe's Cold War14. Ido De Haan: The Western European Welfare State beyond Christian and Social Democratic Ideology15. Douglas Selvedge: The Truth about Friendship Treaties: Behind the Iron CurtainPART IV: RE-CONSTRUCTION: STARTING AFRESH OR REBUILDING THE OLD?16. Leopoldo Nuti: A Continent Bristling with Arms: Continuity and Change in Western European Security Policies after the Second World War17. Gianni Toniolo and Nick Crafts: 'Les trente glorieuses': From the Marshall Plan to the Oil Crises18. Robert Bideleux: European Integration: The Rescue of the Nation State?19. Ivan T. Berend: A Restructured Economy: From the Oil Crisis to the Financial Crisis, 1973-200920. Rosemary Wakeman: Veblen Redivivus: Leisure and Excess in EuropePART V: FEAR21. P. D. Smith: 'Gentlemen, You are Mad!' Mutual Assured Destruction and Cold War Culture22. Vladimir Tismaneanu: What Was National Stalinism?23. Martin Evans: Colonial Fantasies Shattered24. Helen Graham and Alejandro Quiroga: After the Fear Was Over? What Came after Dictatorships in Spain, Greece, and Portugal25. Michael Shafir: What Comes after Communism?26. Cathie Carmichael: Brothers, Strangers and Enemies: Ethno-nationalism and the Demise of Communist YugoslaviaPART VI: CULTURE AND HISTORY27. Hugh D. Clout: The Countryside: Toward a Theme Park?28. Brian Graham and G. J. Ashworth: Heritage and the Reconceptualization of the Postwar European City29. Robert J. C. Young: The Postcolonial Condition30. Stefan Muthesius: Postwar Art, Architecture, and Design31. Andrew Jamison: Science and Technology in Postwar Europe32. Ib Bondebjerg: Images of Europe - European Images: Postwar European Cinema and Television CulturePART VII: COMING TO TERMS WITH THE WAR33. Samuel Moyn: Intellectuals and Nazism34. Roger Markwick: The Great Patriotic War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Collective Memory35. Dan Stone: Memory Wars in the 'New Europe'Index