Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in our Time

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OUP Oxford, 2009 M02 12 - 928 páginas
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The twentieth century in Europe witnessed some of the most brutish episodes in history. Yet it also saw incontestable improvements in the conditions of existence for most inhabitants of the continent - from rising living standards and dramatically increased life expectancy, to the virtual elimination of illiteracy, and the advance of women, ethnic minorities, and homosexuals to greater equality of respect and opportunity. It was a century of barbarism and civilization, of cruelty and tenderness, of technological achievement and environmental spoliation, of imperial expansion and withdrawal, of authoritarian repression - and of individualism resurgent. Covering everything from war and politics to social, cultural, and economic change, Barbarism and Civilization is by turns grim, humorous, surprising, and enlightening: a window on the century we have left behind and the earliest years of its troubled successor.
 

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1 Europe at 1914
1
2 Europe at War 19141917
37
3 Revolutionary Europe 19171921
80
4 Recovery of the Bourgeoisie 19211929
127
5 Depression and Terror 19291936
165
6 Europe in the 1930s
205
7 Spiral into War 19361939
242
8 Hitler Triumphant 19391942
287
13 Stalin and his Heirs 19491964
487
14 Consensus and Dissent in Western Europe 19581973
520
15 Europe in the 1960s
554
16 Strife in Communist Europe 19641985
590
17 Stress in Liberal Europe 19731989
627
18 The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe 19851991
666
19 After the Fall 19912007
705
20 Europe in the New Millennium
750

9 Life and Death in Wartime
330
10 End of Hitlers Europe 19421945
369
11 Europe Partitioned 19451949
403
12 West European Recovery 19491958
451
Notes
794
Bibliography
838
Index
867
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Bernard Wasserstein was born in London in 1948 and educated at Balliol and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford. He has taught at Sheffield, Oxford, Glasgow, and Brandeis Universities and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2003 he has been Harriet and Ulrich Meyer Professor of History at the University of Chicago. His many previous books include Britain and the Jews of Europe 1939-1945 and The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln (which won the Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction from the Crime Writers' Association).

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