Europe between Democracy and Dictatorship: 1900 - 1945

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 13, 2011 - History - 408 pages
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Fischer offers a captivating 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.
  • Written by a leading authority in this field, the book draws upon his areas of expertise
  • 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, Fischer pays due attention to the smaller European countries from the Atlantic to the Black Sea and the Baltic to the Mediterranean
  • Extends beyond the political, sociological, and economic paradigms to include extensive references to the European cultural scene
  • 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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The Coming of War
Fighting the War
Revolutions and Peacemaking
Revision and Recovery 19191929
The High Noon of the Dictators
The Return to War
Europe Eclipsed
An Honorable Legacy?

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About the author (2011)

Conan Fischer is Professorial Fellow in the School of History, University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Stormtroopers: a Social, Economic and Ideological Analysis 1929-35 (1983), The German Communists and the Rise of Nazism (1991), The Rise of the Nazis (1995 & 2002) and The Ruhr Crisis 1923-1924 (2003) He is editor of The Rise of National Socialism and the Working Classes in Weimar Germany (1996) and co-editor of After the Versailles Treaty: Enforcement, Compliance, Contested Identities (with Alan Sharp, 2008). He is currently researching the history of Franco-German relations during the Great Depression (1929-32).

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