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Europe 1900-1945

Edited by Julian Jackson

Publication Date - September 2002

ISBN: 9780198207573

268 pages

Retail Price to Students: $189.99


This book provides a thought-provoking and wide-ranging history of the whole of Europe between 1900 and 1945. Featuring six lively and stimulating chapters that have been specifically written for this volume, Europe 1900-1945 focuses on the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of this time period. It also examines the international relations within Europe and the wider world. Particular care is taken to integrate developments in southern and eastern Europe (including the USSR) into the more familiar story of what occurred in western and central Europe. A guide to further reading, a chronology, and an index allow readers to follow up on interest in particular countries.


  • Places two World Wars in the wider context of European history
  • Shows how common themes of the inter-war period such as modernism, class politics, and the rise of the extreme right can be traced back to the turn of the century
  • Integrates developments in southern and eastern territories into the more familiar story of western and central Europe
  • Reassesses conventional assumptions about the impact of the Great War on the inter-war years

About the Author(s)

Julian Jackson is Professor of History at the University of Wales, Swansea. His publications include France: the Dark Years, 1940-1944 (OUP 2001), The Politics of Depression in France (CUP 1985), The Popular Front in France (CUP 1988), and De Gaulle (Cardinal 1990).

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Julian Jackson
    International Relations, David Stevenson
    Economy, Harold James
    Society, Richard Bessel
    Politics, Kevin Passmore
    Culture, Modris Eksteins
    Europe and the Wider World, Raj Chandavarkar
    Conclusion, Julian Jackson
    Further Reading