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  • ISBN 0205678882
  • ISBN13 978-0205678884
  • Language English
  • Author James D. Wilkinson
  • Publisher Pearson; 10 edition (January 17, 2009)
  • Pages 616
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1891 kb
  • Size Fb2 1105 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Clearly written and understandably organized, this classic book about European political, social, economic, and intellectual history covers events throughout the Continent from 1914 to the present, treating Europe as a single unit. This new edition features a thoroughly updated final chapter with the latest research on contemporary subjects. The author begins with a view of Europe in 1914 with an emphasis on Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean, as well as on Western Europe. The book thoroughly covers such contemporary topics as: the successful launch of the Euro as the currency of the European Union; the election of Vladimir Putin and the emergence of a new Russia; the election of Tony Blair and the rise of New Labor in the United Kingdom; the expansion of NATO; the rise of right-wing extremism; and the tense relations between Europeans and immigrant groups, particularly Muslims; all topics contribute to this being the leading source of information on this important and timely field. Coverage also includes: the First World War; the Russian Revolution and its consequences; technology and society; the high culture of the 1920s; the Great Depression; the Fascist regimes; the Stalinist system; the Second World War; the Cold War; the loss of Colonial Empire; achieving prosperity; and the future of a new Europe. For readers who wish to own a comprehensive and interesting book about the contemporary history of Europe; this book will also serve as an excellent reference for scholars of history or those who are involved in firms that trade internationally.


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Contemporary Europe: A H. If you are doing 20th century history and specifically history of Russia/Soviet Union then this is the book because it focuses a lot on the Cold War and Soviet interactions with the world. 7 people found this helpful.

I read this book for my IB European History course during high school

I read this book for my IB European History course during high school. I found CE to be a lot better when it comes to the 20th century than the more often read A History of the Modern World by . CE is a fantastic resource and is not really that boring to read for someone who is interested in history.

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James D. Wilkinson, Harvard University. Clearly written and organized, this classic survey of European political, social, economic, and intellectual history covers events throughout the Continent from 1914 to the present within a broadly comparative context, treating Europe as a single unit.

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For el courses in 20th Century Europe, Europe Since 1914, Contemporary Europe. high school courses on European history

For el courses in 20th Century Europe, Europe Since 1914, Contemporary Europe. high school courses on European history. Clearly written and organized, this classic survey of European political, social, economic, and intellectual history covers events throughout the Continent from 1914 to the present within a broadly comparative context, treating Europe as a single unit

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Xaluenk
In depth, yet easy to read.
Corgustari
The book was in great shape except for the publisher or someone bounded it with the front being the back and the back being the front. You read it right to left instead of left to right.
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AfinaS
...is how H. Stuart Hughes commences his wonderfully erudite study of half a century of European history. He continues the subject sentence: "...was taken for granted at the beginning of the twentieth century. Nearly all Europeans - and most non-Europeans as well- assumed that this little continent would continue to play the leading role in world affairs, as it had during the four centuries past." But in that half century, that assumption would radically change.

I first read Hughes account when I was at university in the `60's. Realistically, I had learned so very little history (and therefore was bound to repeat it?), and most of that American, that Hughes literally opened the door to a completely different world, one that I was totally unfamiliar with. So many names, so many "complex interacting historical forces" that I could not possibly have imagined. I was most impressed, and therefore within five years of my first read, started visiting all those strange place names for the first time. I also tucked away a vow that this history required a reread.

After another half century, I have accomplished it. I remain dazzled by the sheer mastery of the material that Hughes has. There are no "little guys" in this account. It is the "Big Men" (and yes, they were almost all men, as well as being white), along with those abstract historical forces which are so often rooted in economics and ethnic affinity. Again and again, I found Hughes providing carefully weighted and balanced assessments of the conflicting forces, and that these assessments have withstood the test of time.

He commences his account on the eve of World War I; a period others have called The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914. Overall, the world was optimistic, with rising living standards and continuing positive breakthroughs on the scientific front, with wonderful practical applications. Then those interlocking and conflicting "abstract" forces, controlled, and not, at the same time, by a few men, unleashed the disaster that would be World War I. On the re-read, I know where the Somme and Verdun are, since I have been there. And his assessment resonated so well: it was there that "The Proud Tower" died, since so many of the European upper class were killed there (and how unlike more recent wars, that are carefully eschewed by the ruling class). And speaking of which, another of Hugh's assessment concerning the role of Mussolini, in his shift from the political left to right: "Italian corporatism stood revealed as little more than an elaborate engine of class rule."

Hughes account is far more than politics and war (though, given the period covered, much of both is discussed). There are chapters devoted to cultural developments, in art, literature, architecture, etc. And in Hughes' style, they are succinct, crisp summaries. There are chapters devoted to the rise of both communism and fascism. Also, naturally, there is much on economics and the Great Depression. The final portions of the book deal with World War II, and the immediate aftermath. He ends his account in 1960.

I found myself in the role of the "Greek chorus," that is, knowing how the drama would turn out. For example, in reading about Robert Schuman, and how he was instrumental in creating the European Coal and Steel Community that would ultimately lead to the Euros I have held in my hand. The war in Algeria was not concluded upon publication, and now I have a much better personal awareness of its denouement. Likewise, the length of time to the denouement not only of Portugal's colonies, but communism itself.

As a final note, I found a list of 60 or so great books that was given to me by that college professor in my junior year. I've managed to read about half of them so far... and if I really hurry, who knows if I can break three-quarters? As for Hughes truly brilliant history, 6-stars.
(Note: of the various versions listed at Amazon, mine is the one published in 1961, with 502 pages of text.)
Mpapa
I read this book for my IB European History course during high school. I found CE to be a lot better when it comes to the 20th century than the more often read A History of the Modern World by R.R. Palmer. CE is a fantastic resource and is not really that boring to read for someone who is interested in history. If you are not interested in history then don't touch it unless you have to, you will most likely hate it. Overall I thought it was good even for last minute review before a test. If you are doing 20th century history and specifically history of Russia/Soviet Union then this is the book because it focuses a lot on the Cold War and Soviet interactions with the world.
This textbook provides an adequate overview of the period with orthodox interpretations about the harshness of the treaty and the role it plays in later European conflicts. Each chapter also provides an overview of books for additional reading.