Title Information

A Companion to Europe 1900–1945

Edited by: Gordon Martel
eISBN: 9781405106641
Print publication date: 2005


Subject History

Period 1000 - 1999 » 1900-1999

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106641.2005.x

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A Companion to Europe 1900–1945

A Companion to Europe 1900-1945 brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. The companion outlines the great political and social upheavals of the period and the great changes in culture and the economy. Topics include imperial rivalries, the devastation of World War I, the challenges of recovery, the rise of fascism and communism, and the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. It offers helpful introductions to these tumultuous developements, provides and overview of current scholarly thinking, and illuminates perennial themes as well as new areas of inquiry.

The Companion opens with a section on “continuity and change” addressing overarching themes and movements. The remaining five parts are organized chronologically, each one focusing on a particular period in time. In each of these chronological sections, scholars consider a range of social, economic, cultural, and political issues, paying particular attention to those questions that have attracted most debate. The approach throughout is pan-European, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

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Martel, Gordon (ed). A Companion to Europe 1900–1945. Blackwell Publishing, 2005. Blackwell Reference Online. 22 January 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405106641_9781405106641>



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