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Barbarism and civilization : a history of Europe in our time, Bernard Wasserstein

Label
Barbarism and civilization : a history of Europe in our time
Title
Barbarism and civilization
Title remainder
a history of Europe in our time
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Wasserstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Bernard Wasserstein offers the first serious, full-length history of a century of convulsive change. It is a history of cruelty and tenderness, of technological achievement and environmental blight, of imperial expansion and withdrawal, of authoritarian repression and of individual rebirth. Wasserstein provides both a narrative of the main contours of the political, diplomatic, and military history and an analysis of the underpinnings of demographic, economic, and social developments. Most notably, the book explores the evolution of values and sensibilities in a period when, for the first time, God disappeared as a living presence in the minds of most Europeans. Wasserstein argues that barbarism and civilization were not polar opposites: rather they marched hand in hand. But he also shows that if Europe witnessed some of the most brutish episodes in the recorded history of our species, it also saw incontestable improvements in living conditions for most inhabitants of the continent.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wasserstein, Bernard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D424
LC item number
.W38 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Barbarism and civilization : a history of Europe in our time, Bernard Wasserstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Europe at 1914.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Europe at war 1914-1917.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Revolutionary Europe 1917-1921.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Recovery of the bourgeoisie 1921-1929.
  • p. 127
  • 5.
  • Depression and terror 1929-1936.
  • p. 165
  • 6.
  • Europe in the 1930s.
  • p. 205
  • 7.
  • Spiral into war 1936-1939.
  • p. 242
  • 8.
  • Hitler triumphant 1939-1942.
  • p. 287
  • 9.
  • Life and death in wartime.
  • p. 330
  • 10.
  • End of Hitler's Europe 1942-1945.
  • p. 369
  • 11.
  • Europe partitioned 1945-1949.
  • p. 403
  • 12.
  • West European recoveery 1949-1958.
  • p. 451
  • 13.
  • Stalin and his heirs 1949-1964.
  • p. 487
  • 14.
  • Consensus and dissent in western Europe 1958-1973.
  • p. 520
  • 15.
  • Europe in the 1960s.
  • p. 554
  • 16.
  • Strife in communist Europe 1964-1985.
  • p. 590
  • 17.
  • Stress in liberal Europe 1973-1989.
  • p. 627
  • 18.
  • collapse of communism in eastern Europe 1985-1991.
  • p. 666
  • 19.
  • After the fall 1991-2007.
  • p. 705
  • 20.
  • Europe in the new millennium.
  • p. 750
Control code
ocm85833447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 901 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780198730743
Lccn
2007010218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Barbarism and civilization : a history of Europe in our time, Bernard Wasserstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Europe at 1914.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Europe at war 1914-1917.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Revolutionary Europe 1917-1921.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Recovery of the bourgeoisie 1921-1929.
  • p. 127
  • 5.
  • Depression and terror 1929-1936.
  • p. 165
  • 6.
  • Europe in the 1930s.
  • p. 205
  • 7.
  • Spiral into war 1936-1939.
  • p. 242
  • 8.
  • Hitler triumphant 1939-1942.
  • p. 287
  • 9.
  • Life and death in wartime.
  • p. 330
  • 10.
  • End of Hitler's Europe 1942-1945.
  • p. 369
  • 11.
  • Europe partitioned 1945-1949.
  • p. 403
  • 12.
  • West European recoveery 1949-1958.
  • p. 451
  • 13.
  • Stalin and his heirs 1949-1964.
  • p. 487
  • 14.
  • Consensus and dissent in western Europe 1958-1973.
  • p. 520
  • 15.
  • Europe in the 1960s.
  • p. 554
  • 16.
  • Strife in communist Europe 1964-1985.
  • p. 590
  • 17.
  • Stress in liberal Europe 1973-1989.
  • p. 627
  • 18.
  • collapse of communism in eastern Europe 1985-1991.
  • p. 666
  • 19.
  • After the fall 1991-2007.
  • p. 705
  • 20.
  • Europe in the new millennium.
  • p. 750
Control code
ocm85833447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 901 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780198730743
Lccn
2007010218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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