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The Oxford handbook of postwar European history

Author: Dan Stone
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"The postwar period is no longer current affairs but is becoming the recent past.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 many different ways, all of which are represented in the 35 chapters of this book. As well as diplomatic, political, institutional,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Stone
ISBN: 9780199560981 0199560986 9780198729174 0198729170
OCLC Number: 773428580
Description: xxv, 767 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: What is postwar Europe?: Corporatism and the social democratic moment : the postwar settlement, 1945-1973 / Geoff Eley. Interwar, war, postwar : was there a zero hour in 1945? / Richard Overy. East, West, and the return of 'Central' : borders drawn and redrawn / Catherine Lee and Robert Bideleux. Spectres of Europe : Europe's past, present and future / Luiza Bialasiewicz. Europe and its others : is there a European identity? / Luisa Passerini --
People: Ethnic cleansing / Philipp Ther. Responding to 'order without life'? : living under communism / Dan Stone. The spectre of Americanization : Western Europe in the American century / Philipp Gassert. Immigration and asylum : challenges to European identities and citizenship / Stephen Castles. Gendering Europe, Europeanizing gender : the politics of difference in a global era / Uli Linke. 1968 : Europe in technicolour / Martin Klimke --
Blocks, parties, political power: Making postwar communism / Mark Pittaway. Europe's Cold War / Jussi M. Hanhimäki. The Western European welfare state beyond Christian and social democratic ideology / Ido De Haan. The truth about friendship treaties : behind the Iron Curtain / Douglas Selvage --
Re-construction : starting afresh or rebuilding the old?: A continent bristling with arms : continuity and change in Western European security policies after the Second World War / Leopoldo Nuti. 'Les trente glorieuses' : from the Marshall Plan to the oil crisis / Nicholas Crafts and Gianni Toniolo. European integration : the rescue of the nation state? / Robert Bideleux. A restructured economy : from the oil crisis to the financial crisis, 1973-2009 / Ivan T. Berend. Veblen redivivus : leisure and excess in Europe / Rosemary Wakeman --
Fear: 'Gentlemen, you are mad!' : mutual assured destruction and Cold War culture / P.D. Smith. What was national Stalinism? / Vladimir Tismaneanu. Colonial fantasies shattered / Martin Evans. After the fear was over? : what came after dictatorships in Spain, Greece, and Portugal / Helen Graham and Alejandro Quiroga. What comes after communism? / Michael Shafir. Brothers, strangers and enemies : Ethno-nationalism and the demise of communist Yugoslavia / Cathie Carmichael --
Cultire and history: The countryside : towards a theme park? / Hugh D. Clout. Heritage and the reconceptualization of the postwar European city / G.J. Ashworth and Brian Graham. The postcolonial condition / Robert J.C. Young. Postwar art, architecture, and design / Stefan Muthesius. Science and technology in postwar Europe / Andrew Jamison. Images of Europe, European images : postwar European cinema and television culture / Ib Bondebjerg. Coming to terms with the war: Intellectuals and Nazism / Samuel Moyn. The Great Patriotic War in Soviet and post-Soviet collective memory / Roger Markwick. Memory wars in the 'New Europe' / Dan Stone.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Postwar European history
Responsibility: edited by Dan Stone.
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Combining empirical rigour and adventurous conceptual analysis, this Handbook offers in one substantial volume a guide to the numerous ways in which historians are now rewriting the history of  Read more...


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With this volume Dan Stone has added to the formidable roster of high-quality and cutting-edge edited volumes that he has to his credit; it is essential reading for historians of post-war Europe. * Read more...

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