Fischer, Conan.

Europe between democracy and dictatorship, 1900-1945 / Conan Fischer. - Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. - xii, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm. - Blackwell history of Europe . - Blackwell history of Europe. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The European paradox -- The coming of war -- Fighting the war -- Ending the war : revolutions and peacemaking -- Revision and recovery, 1919-1929 -- The high noon of the dictators -- The return to war -- Europe eclipsed -- Europe : an honourable legacy?

In this work the author offers an analysis of Europe's turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century, from the optimism at the turn of the century to the successive waves of destruction of the First and Second World Wars. The book reflects the most recent scholarship in this period of history. While laying stress on Europe's major powers and the seminal events of the earlier twentieth century, the author pays due attention to the smaller European countries from the Atlantic to the Black Sea and the Baltic to the Mediterranean. The analysis extends beyond the political, sociological, and economic paradigms to include extensive references to the European cultural scene. It is organized both as a broad chronology and thematically, in order to allow for historical insights and entry into the key debates and literature.


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World War (1914-1918)
World War (1939-1945)


World War, 1914-1918--Europe.
World War, 1939-1945--Europe.



D424 / .F55 2011