Rebirth: A Political History of Europe since World War II

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seen in retrospect as warning signs that all was not well in Europe as it entered the first decades of the twentieth century.

Yet it also must be recognized that the course of European history from the fourteenth through the nineteenth centuries had created a situation in which, viewed from almost any aspect or angle one might choose, European nations did indeed hold preeminent positions of power, wealth, and influence. In European eyes, this patent supremacy thoroughly justified their collective view of themselves as the patricians of the human race, destined permanently to lead and administer the rest of the world. Not only was this their manifest destiny, but it promised a future, they were sure, that would clearly be to the benefit of all concerned.


Notes
1
P. Branca and P. Stearns, Modernization of Women in the Nineteenth Century ( 1973), pp. 1-2.
2
L. White Jr., "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis" in Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered ( 1971), pp. 75-94.

Suggested Readings

Modernization and European History

Apter, D. E., The Politics of Modernization ( 1965).

Black, C. E., The Dynamics of Modernization ( 1966).

_____ (ed.), Comparative Modernization: A Reader ( 1976).

Blockmans, W. P., A History of Power in Europe: People, Markets, States ( 1997).

Eisenstadt, S. N., Modernization: Growth and Diversity ( 1963).

_____, Patterns of Modernity, 2 vols. ( 1987).

Levy, M. J., Jr., Modernization and the Structure of Society: A Setting for International Affairs, 2 vols. ( 1966).

_____, Modernization: Latecomers and Survivors ( 1972).

Von T. H. Laue, The World Revolution of Westernization: The Twentieth Century in Global Perspective ( 1988).


The Medieval World

Barraclough, G., The Crucible of Europe: The Ninth and Tenth Centuries in European History ( 1976).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Maps xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Preface to the Second Edition xvii
  • PART ONE - Historical Background 1
  • Chapter One - Europe Triumphant: 1300-1900 3
  • Contents 3
  • Notes 25
  • Suggested Readings 25
  • Chapter Two - Europe in Crisis: 1900-1945 28
  • Contents 28
  • Notes 53
  • Suggested Readings 53
  • PART TWO - The International Scene 55
  • Chapter Three - Europe Divided: 1945-1955 57
  • Contents 57
  • Notes 103
  • Suggested Readings 103
  • Chapter Four - East-West Equilibrium: 1955-1975 105
  • Contents 105
  • Notes 142
  • Suggested Readings 142
  • Chapter Five - A New Europe Emerges 144
  • Contents 144
  • Suggested Readings 197
  • PART THREE - The Nation-States 199
  • Chapter Six - Germany: West and East 201
  • Contents 201
  • Notes 250
  • Suggested Readings 250
  • Chapter Seven - The Soviet Union 252
  • Contents 252
  • Notes 300
  • Suggested Readings 300
  • Chapter Eight - Eastern Europe 303
  • Contents 303
  • Suggested Readings 352
  • Chapter Nine - The United Kingdom 356
  • Contents 356
  • Notes 409
  • Suggested Readings 409
  • Chapter Ten - France 411
  • Contents 411
  • Notes 467
  • Suggested Readings 468
  • Chapter Eleven - Italy and the Vatican 470
  • Contents 470
  • Notes 512
  • Suggested Readings 513
  • Chapter Twelve - The Small States of Western and Northern Europe 514
  • Contents 514
  • Notes 565
  • Suggested Readings 565
  • Chapter Thirteen - The Iberian and Aegean States 569
  • Contents 569
  • Notes 610
  • Suggested Readings 610
  • PART FOUR - Conclusion 613
  • Chapter Fourteen - A New Europe 615
  • Contents 615
  • Suggested Readings 643
  • Chronotogy 647
  • Index 685
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