Themes In Modern European History, 1890¿1945 by Nicholas AtkinThemes In Modern European History, 1890¿1945 by Nicholas Atkin

Themes In Modern European History, 1890¿1945

EditorNicholas Atkin, Michael Biddiss

Paperback | January 8, 2009

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Themes in Modern European History, 1890¿1945 brings together an international team of scholars to address an eclectic range of developments and issues in European history in the period between 1890 and the end of the Second World War. This lively collection of essays adopts a thematic approach, in order to explore comprehensively a period of great change and upheaval in Europe.

Concentrating on the main powers in Europe, from Germany, Italy and Russia, to the UK and France, the book links together developments in society, the economy, politics and culture, and establishes them in their political framework. Specially commissioned chapters discuss key issues such as:

  • popular culture
  • the relationship between East and West
  • intellectual and cultural trends
  • the origins and impact of two world wars
  • communism, dictatorship and liberal democracy
  • the relationship of Europe with the wider world.

Including a chronology, maps and a glossary, as well as suggestions for further reading, this comprehensive volume is an invaluable and authoritative resource for students of modern European history.

Nicholas Atkin is Professor of Modern European history at the University of Reading. He has published extensively on twentieth-century France and has recently edited The Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth Century Europe. He is currently writing a history of British tourism to France since the 1850s.  Michael Biddiss is Em...
Title:Themes In Modern European History, 1890¿1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415391849

ISBN - 13:9780415391849


Table of Contents

1. Conspectus Nicholas Atkin  2. East and West Detmar Klein  3. Social and Economic Developments, 1890¿1914 Pamela Pilbeam  4. Intellectual and Cultural Revolution Michael Biddiss  5. Explaining the First World War: Debating the Causes Gordon Martel  6. The First World War and its Impact Frank Tallett  7. The Soviet Union and Bolshevism Abroad Mat Worley  8. Fascism Costa Pinto  9. Withstanding Extremes, Britain and France, 1918¿1940 Nicholas Atkin  10. The Origins of the Second World War Steven Morewood  11. The Experience of Total War, 1939-45 Giacomo Lichtner  12. Europe and the Wider World Michael Biddiss