The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History
OUP Oxford, May 17, 2012 - History - 800 pages
The postwar period is no longer current affairs but is becoming the recent past.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 thirty-five chapters of this book. As well as diplomatic, political, institutional, economic, and social history, The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History contains chapters which approach the past through the lenses of gender, espionage, art and architecture, technology, agriculture, heritage, postcolonialism, memory, and generational change, and shows how the history of postwar Europe can be enriched by looking to disciplines such as anthropology and philosophy. The Handbook covers all of Europe, with a notable focus on Eastern Europe. Including subjects as diverse as the meaning of 'Europe' and European identity, southern Europe after dictatorship, the cultural meanings of the bomb, the 1968 student uprisings, immigration, Americanization, welfare, leisure, decolonization, the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, and coming to terms with the Nazi past, the essays in this Handbook offer an unparalleled coverage of postwar European history that offers far more than the standard Cold War framework. Readers will find self-contained, state-of-the-art analyses of major subjects, each written by an acknowledged expert, as well as stimulating and novel approaches to newer topics. 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 postwar Europe.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
American anti-fascism became Britain British Cambridge University Press capitalism cent Central Europe century cinema civil Cold Cold War colonial communism communist Communist Party continued crisis Croatia cultural Czechoslovakia decades democracy East Eastern Europe economic emerged Empire ethnic cleansing Europe’s European countries European identity European integration European Union fascism film forces France French Genocide German global Greece growth heritage History Holocaust ideological immigration industrial institutions intellectuals Italy labour liberal London memory migration military modern Moscow movement Muslim nationalist Nazi Nazism nuclear Oxford University Press Paris past Poland political popular population Portugal post-communist postcolonial postwar Prague Spring production radical reform regime revolution role Romania Routledge Russian Second World Serbia Serbs socialist society Soviet bloc Soviet Union Spain Stalin television tion transformation Treaty United Warsaw Warsaw Pact welfare West Germany Western European World War II York Yugoslavia