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The Longman handbook of twentieth-century Europe /
Chris Cook and John Stevenson.
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London ; Toronto : Pearson/Longman, 2003.
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ix, 404 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0582235081
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London ; Toronto : Pearson/Longman, 2003.
isbn
0582235081
catalogue key
5002088
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-372) and index.
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'...contains the core of what one needs to know to understand this subject and the period.'John Theobald - Journal of Contemporary European Studies Vol 13, No 1 107-140 April 2005.
'...contains the core of what one needs to know to understand this subject and the period.' John Theobald - Journal of Contemporary European Studies Vol 13, No 1 107-140 April 2005.
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Summaries
Main Description
The twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. The continent saw wars, revolutions and the collapse of empires and a range of leading figures from Stolypin and Stalin to Chirac, Schroder and Putin. This book provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of twentieth century Europe. Covering the whole period from Tsarist Russia and Imperial Germany to the Balkan Wars of the 1990 s and the final birth of the Euro in 2002, it provides a convenient user-friendly compendium of key fact and figures for the whole of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.
Long Description
The twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. The continent saw wars, revolutions and the collapse of empires and a range of leading figures from Stolypin and Stalin to Chirac, Schroder and Putin. This book provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of twentieth century Europe. Covering the whole period from Tsarist Russia and Imperial Germany to the Balkan Wars of the 1990's and the final birth of the Euro in 2002, it provides a convenient user-friendly compendium of key fact and figures for the whole of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.
Main Description
Each volume in the Longman Companions to History series, provides a handy reference work to a major area of historical study, and is written by a leading scholar in the field.Provides essential facts and figures for 20th-century Europe - user-friendly reference toolCovers political and diplomatic events and social and economic history - ensures user is completely up-to-dateIncludes biographies of key individuals - helps user to identify major players. Extensive glossary of key terms - user will acquire deeper understanding of issuesThe twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. The continent saw wars, revolutions and the collapse of empires and a range of leading figures from Stolypin and Stalin to Chirac, Schroder and Putin. This book provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of twentieth century Europe. Covering the whole period from Tsarist Russia and Imperial Germany to the Balkan Wars of the 1990's and the final birth of the Euro in 2002, it provides a convenient user-friendly compendium of key fact and figures for the whole of Europe - from the Atlantic to the Urals. Chris Cook is a Visiting Research Fellow at the British Library of Political and Economic Science.John Stevenson is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
Long Description
The twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. The continent saw wars, revolutions and the collapse of empires and a range of leading figures from Stolypin and Stalin to Chirac, Schroder and Putin. This book provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of twentieth century Europe. Covering the whole period from Tsarist Russia and Imperial Germany to the Balkan Wars of the 1990's and the final birth of the Euro in 2002, it provides a convenient user-friendly compendium of key fact and figures for the whole of Europe - from the Atlantic to the Urals.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. This text provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the whole period, from Tsarist Russia and Imperial Germany to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and the final birth of the Euro in 2002.
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This new reference work, designed for students, teachers and the general reader provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of 20th century Europe. Covering the whole period from Tsarist Russia and Imperial Germany to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and the historic enlargement of the EU at the Copenhagen Summit in 2002, it provides a convenient, user-friendly compendium of key facts and figures for the whole of Europe. Among the many features to be found in the book are: * Topic Outlines in the form of Chronologies of key themes, including the First World War, Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, Stalin's Russia, the Second World War and the rise of the European Union * War, Diplomacy and Decolonisation - a section listing the major treaties and international agreements since 1900 * Economic and Social History - a section including key economic data and chronologies of major social developments * Biographies - containing over 250 leading figures, ranging in time from Stolypin and Delcasse to Chirac, Schroder and Putin * Glossary of terms and Topic Bibliography A major achievement in terms of scope, breadth and practicality, the book is an invaluable resource to students and teachers of twentieth century history. Chris Cook is a Visiting Research Fellow at the British Library of Political and Economic Science; John Stevenson is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
Main Description
The twentieth century was one of constant upheaval across Europe. The continent saw wars, revolutions and the collapse of empires and a range of leading figures from Stolypin and Stalin to Chirac, Schroder and Putin. This book provides a detailed yet wide-ranging guide to the turbulent events of twentieth century Europe. Covering the whole period from Tsarist Russia and Imperial Germany to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s and the final birth of the Euro in 2002, it provides a convenient user-friendly compendium of key fact and figures for the whole of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.
Table of Contents
Topic Outlines
The First World WarInternational Background to the First World War, 1882-1914
The First World War: chronology Versailles, the League of Nations and Inter-war diplomacy
Versailles and inter-war diplomatic agreements, 1919-39
The League of Nations The Russian Revolution
Tsarist Russia, 1897-1914
Russia in Revolution, 1914-24 Russia, 1924-53 Fascist Italy
The background: 1896-1919
The rise of Fascism: 1919-22
Italy under Mussolini Germany: Republic, Dictatorship and Defeat
Weimar Germany
Nazi Germany, 1933-45 France, 1909-39
Spain, 1909-39 The Second World War
International background to the Second World War
The Second World War: a chronology
The Holocaust
The Reconstruction of Western Europe
France Since 1945
Germany Since 1945
Italy Since 1943
Spain: from dictatorship to democracy
The Franco regime, 1939-75
Spain since Franco
Portugal: from dictatorship to revolution
The Cold War and Eastern Europe, 1942-85
The Retreat from Empire: European Decolonisation
Britain
France
The Netherlands
Belgium
Portugal
Spain
The Soviet Union, 1953-85
Revolution and Reconstruction: Russia and Eastern Europe since 1985
Russia since 1985
Eastern Europe since 1985
The disintegration of Yugoslavia
The Road to European Union
Nations, Rulers and Ministers
War, Diplomacy and International Organisations
Principal European Wars and Campaigns
Nucleur rivalry and arms control in Europe since 1945
Wars of decolonisation since 1945
Key European Treaties and Alliances
The alliance system before 1914
Peace treaties after the first world war
Diplomatic agreements and alliances of the Cold War era
Principal International Organisations and Groupings
Social and Economic History
Comparative Population of Major European countries
Population of Major European Cities
Emigration from Europe: Selected countries
Output of wheat: Selected countries
Output of Coal adn Lignite: Selected Countries
Raw Cotton Consumption: Selected Countries output of Steel: Selected Countries
Output of Crude Oil: Selected Countries
Motor Vehicles Produced: Selected Countries
Output of Electricity Railway Mileage Open
Total Value of External Trade: Selected Countries
Major Events in Religious History Anti-Semitism adn the Zionist Movement
The Emancipation of Women Social Welfare
Biographies
Glossary of Terms
Topic Bibliography
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