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Europe since 1945

Edited by Mary Fulbrook

Publication Date - January 2001

ISBN: 9780198731788

344 pages

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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 themes and variations in different parts of Europe. The result is both illuminating and engrossing: a must for students of contemporary history, politics, and European studies, it also offers immense rewards to any reader interested in the roots, and fruits, of the post-war European renaissance.

About the Author(s)

Mary Fulbrook is Professor in the Department of German at University College London

Table of Contents

    Notes on Contributors
    1. Mary Fulbrook Introduction: Europe since 1945
    2. Donald Sassoon Politics
    3. Hartmut Kaelble Social History
    4. Barry Eichengreen Economy
    5. Klaus Larres Culture
    6. David Armstrong and Erik Goldstein International and Security Relations within Europe
    7. Mary Fulbrook Interaction with the non-European World
    Mary Fulbrook Conclusion
    Guide to Further Reading
    List of Abbreviations