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Europe in the era of two World Wars : from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950

Author: Volker R Berghahn
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the twentieth century, and then, after 1945 in the west and after 1989 in the east, create successful civilian societies? In this book, Volker Berghahn explains the rise and fall of the men of violence whose wars and civil wars twice devastated large areas of the European continent and Russia -- until, after World War II, Europe adopted a
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Volker R Berghahn
ISBN: 9780691120034 069112003X 9780691141220 0691141223
OCLC Number: 57682325
Description: 163 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Europe before World War I, 1895-1914. Industrial economy and civil society ; The curse of ethnonationalism and colonialism ; Premonitions of total war --
Violence unleashed, 1914-1923. Mobilization, 1914 ; The totalization of warfare ; The wars after the Great War --
Recivilization and its failure, 1924-1935. The short dream of prosperity for all ; Militarism ; The Stalinist experiment in violence --
Violence without bounds, 1935-1945. Total mobilization in peacetime ; Terroristic warfare ; Visions of a new European order.
Other Titles: Europa im Zeitalter der Weltkriege.
Responsibility: Volker R. Berghahn.
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This is a most thought-provoking and penetrating study, based on superb scholarship and written by a masterly mind. -- Stanley Hoffman Foreign Affairs [Berghahn] writes essentially and succinctly Read more...

 
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