Life After Death: Approaches to a Cultural and Social History of Europe During the 1940s and 1950s
Richard Bessel, Dirk Schumann
Cambridge University Press, May 5, 2003 - History - 363 pages
This collection of essays does not conceive of the impressive economic and political stability of the postwar era as a quasi-natural return to previous patterns of societal development but approaches it as an attempt to establish 'normality' upon the lingering memories of experiencing violence on a hitherto unprecedented scale. While the history of post-war Germany naturally looms large in this collection, the essays deal with countries across Western and Central Europe, offer comparative perspectives on their subjects, and draw upon a wide range of primary and secondary source material.
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