Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century – And After

Author: R. J. Crampton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134712219

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 7907

Covering all key Eastern European states and their history right up to the collapse of communism, this second edition of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century – And After is a comprehensive political history of Eastern Europe taking in the whole of the century and the geographical area. Focusing on the attempt to create and maintain a functioning democracy, this new edition now: examines events in Bosnia and Herzegovina includes a new consideration of the evolution of the region since the revolutions of 1989–91 surveys the development of a market economy analyzes the realignment of Eastern Europe towards the West details the emergence of organized crime discusses each state individually includes an up-to-date bibliography. Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century – And After provides an accessible introduction to this key area which is invaluable to students of modern and political history.

Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

Author: R. J. Crampton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 475

View: 608

Covering all key Eastern European states and their history right up to the collapse of communism, this second edition of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century â And After is a comprehensive political history of Eastern Europe taking in the whole of the century and the geographical area. Focusing on the attempt to create and maintain a functioning democracy, this new edition now: examines events in Bosnia and Herzegovina includes a new consideration of the evolution of the region since the revolutions of 1989â91 surveys the development of a market economy analyzes the realignment of Eastern Europe towards the West details the emergence of organized crime discusses each state individually includes an up-to-date bibliography. Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century â And After provides an accessible introduction to this key area which is invaluable to students of modern and political history.

Europe in the Twentieth Century

Author: Robert O. Paxton,Julie Hessler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495913197

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 6707

EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is a comprehensive text with a teachable chronological approach that is a bestseller because of its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the strength of its scholarship and the reputation of its authors. With the help of new co-author, Julie Hessler, the Fifth Edition is enhanced to include greater coverage of the post-war period. In addition, socio-cultural issues have been brought to the forefront for both Eastern and Western Europe, including youth movements and feminism. The first half of the text has been streamlined to allow for these revisions. Finally, this edition includes several new photographs and updated maps. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rise and Decline of Industry in Central and Eastern Europe

A Comparative Study of Cities and Regions in Eleven Countries

Author: Bernhard Müller,Maros Finka,Gerd Lintz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354026695X

Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 4289

In the course of the tremendous political and economic upheaval starting in 1989/1990 many industrial cities and regions in Central and Eastern Europe have been confronted with profound problems. This book presents eleven detailed national reports which describe the situation in such cities and regions as well as the strategies which have been employed to cope with structural change. The country reports are complemented by short case studies of selected cities and regions. An introduction gives background to such topics as structural change and the ramifications of EU enlargement. Finally some conclusions are drawn and recommendations offered for future policy.

Ethnic Groups and Population Changes in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe: History, Data and Analysis

History, Data and Analysis

Author: Piotr Eberhardt,Jan Owsinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317470966

Category: History

Page: 712

View: 9229

This unique reference traces the changing borders and ethnic balances that characterized the history of Eastern Europe during the twentieth century. After a preliminary overview, the book divides Eastern Europe into five regions, from the Baltic to the Balkans, and closely analyzes the ethnic structure of each region's constituent units over time. Summary chapters at the end of the volume present a comprehensive ethno-demographic portrait of the region at the start of the century, between the two world wars, and from the post-World War II period to the century's end. The volume is richly illustrated with more than sixty figures, hundreds of tables, and multi-lingual indexes of place names and ethnic groups.

Atlas of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

Author: Richard Crampton,Benjamin Crampton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317799526

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5435

Marshalling 129 maps, numerous diagrams and incisive textual commentary, the Atlas of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century draws a definitive picture of the changing shape of Eastern and some of central Europe from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, charting the emergence of a volatile world from the abrupt collapse of the communist system. An invaluable guide to a complex subject, this Atlas: * gives a general introduction to the physical, ethnic and religious composition of the region * includes summary maps of Eastern Europe in 1900, 1923, 1945 and 1994 * charts the ebb and flow of the first and second world wars in Eastern Europe * presents detailed information relating to consituent territories, elections, economic developments, land holding patterns for key individual countries in the inter-war years * provides crucial social and economic data, evidencing changes under communist domination * gives maps of the new states of the post-communist years with details of elections and economic indicators for Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Slovakia, and others. * contains an extensive glossary listing the major towns of the area under their linguistic variants


A History of Europe Since 1945

Author: Tony Judt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624766

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 7587

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy.

Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe

Author: Nancy M. Wingfield,Maria Bucur

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111937

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9680

This volume explores the role of gender on both the home and fighting fronts in eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. By using gender as a category of analysis, the authors seek to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the subjective nature of wartime experience and its representations. While historians have long equated the fighting front with the masculine and the home front with the feminine, the contributors challenge these dichotomies, demonstrating that they are based on culturally embedded assumptions about heroism and sacrifice. Major themes include the ways in which wartime experiences challenge traditional gender roles; postwar restoration of gender order; collaboration and resistance; the body; and memory and commemoration.

Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe

Author: Bruce R. Berglund,Brian A. Porter

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639776653

Category: Religion

Page: 386

View: 3719

Disgraceful collusion. Heroic resistance. Suppression of faith. Perseverance of convictions. The story of Christianity in twentieth-century Eastern Europe is often told in stark scenes of tragedy and triumph. Overlooked in the retelling of these dramas is how the region's clergy and lay believers lived their faith, acted within religious and political institutions, and adapted their traditions---while struggling to make sense of a changing world. The contributors to this volume, coming from the U.S. and Western and Eastern Europe, look beyond the narratives of resistance and collaboration. They offer surprising new evidence from archives and oral history interviews, and they provide fresh interpretations of Christianity as it was lived and expressed in modern Europe: from religiosity in the industrial cities of the late nineteenth century to current debates over immigration and European identity; from theological debates in East Germany to folk healing in post-socialist Bulgaria; and, counter-intuitively, from religious fervor among the Czechs to indifference among the Poles. Addressing Christianity in diverse forms---Orthodox, Protestant, Roman and Greek Catholic---as an integral part of the region's politics, society, and culture, this collection is a major addition to studies of both Eastern Europe and religion in the twentieth century. "A volume that specialists in the history of Christianity in other regions of the world will read with great interest, and a degree of envy. As an historian of religion in Western Europe, I can say that although there is a vast literature on the religious history of the nineteenth century and a growing literature on the twentieth century, there is nothing quite like this." From the Foreword by Hugh McLeod, author of The Religious Crisis of the 1960s. "This is a path-breaking book in two different ways. It contributes to the re-evaluation of the nature of modern European religion generally, and to the nature of religion in the modern world." Jeffrey Cox, University of Iowa, author of Imperial Fault Lines: Christianity and Colonial Power in India.

Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR

Author: Catherine Baker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137528044

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1854

A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities, work and activism with newer areas, such as the history of imprisonment and the transnational history of sexuality.

Grant and Temperley's Europe in the Twentieth Century 1905-1970

Author: Arthur James Grant,H.W.V. Temperley,Agatha Ramm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317872428

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 8326

This introductory survey covers all aspects of the period when Britain was transformed into an industrial, urban society, with political power in the hands of the middle class.

The Origins of Backwardness in Eastern Europe

Economics and Politics from the Middle Ages Until the Early Twentieth Century

Author: Daniel Chirot

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520076402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 7323

Reaching back centuries, this study makes a convincing case for very deep roots of current Eastern European backwardness. Its conclusions are suggestive for comparativists studying other parts of the world, and useful to those who want to understand contemporary Eastern Europe's past. Like the rest of the world except for that unique part of the West which has given us a false model of what was "normal," Eastern Europe developed slowly. The weight of established class relations, geography, lack of technological innovation, and wars kept the area from growing richer. In the nineteenth century the West exerted a powerful influence, but it was political more than economic. Nationalism and the creation of newly independent aspiring nation-states then began to shape national economies, often in unfavorable ways. One of this book's most important lessons is that while economics may limit the freedom of action of political players, it does not determine political outcomes. The authors offer no simple explanations but rather a theoretically complex synthesis that demonstrates the interaction of politics and economics.

The Function of Newspapers in Society

A Global Perspective

Author: Shannon Martin,Shannon E. Martin,David A. Copeland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 9024

Reviews the histories and uses of newspapers from a global perspective, finding that newspapers are an integral part of any successful society.

Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages

A Cultural History

Author: Piotr Goreck,Nancy W. Deusen

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857711180

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7147

Our understanding of medieval Central and Eastern Europe is being revitalized by new directions in cultural history. Careful and detailed portraits of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century life in the region expand our vision of the interplay between religion, politics, music and memory. Cultural history is here focused around two overarching themes, the court and the city: the city, considered as a construct, a place of economic and cultural specialization and exchange, and a material space; the court, as a setting of power, a social network, a terrain for the exercise of patronage, and as a forensic institution; the school, especially the university and the mendicant studium generale, considered as venues for education, and for interregional cultural contact; the economy, especially of particular towns, groups of towns, regional hinterlands, and particular sectors; and prevailing ideas, especially as articulated in urban and learned settings. We see the region in its intimate relationship with other regions of Europe: the commercial, intellectual, and social networks that naturally connect Poland and its neighbours to centres in Italy, France and Germany, as well as the broad areas of contact, cultural sharing, and similarity of patterns. Górecki and Van Deusen delineate a comprehensive historiographical framework, and draw links between this emerging history of the region and Polish, Eastern European as well as European history. They conclude by exploring the prospects for a new cultural history of East Central Europe. 'Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages' contributes to the problem of ‘Europe’ - as a region and as a construct. An encounter between several strands of current medieval historiography, it will be invaluable for scholars working on the cultural, economic and social history of Central and Eastern Europe.

Facing the East in the West

Images of Eastern Europe in British Literature, Film and Culture

Author: Barbara Korte,Eva Ulrike Pirker,Sissy Helff

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042030496

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 960

Over the last decade, migration flows from Central and Eastern Europe have become an issue in political debates about human rights, social integration, multiculturalism and citizenship in Great Britain. The increasing number of Eastern Europeans living in Britain has provoked ambivalent and diverse responses, including representations in film and literature that range from travel writing, humorous fiction, mockumentaries, musicals, drama and children's literature to the thriller. The present volume discusses a wide range of representations of Eastern and Central Europe and its people as reflected in British literature, film and culture. The book offers new readings of authors who have influenced the cultural imagination since the nineteenth century, such as Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad and Arthur Koestler. It also discusses the work of more contemporary writers and film directors including Sacha Baron Cohen, David Cronenberg, Vesna Goldsworthy, Kapka Kassabova, Marina Lewycka, Ken Loach, Mike Phillips, Joanne K. Rowling and Rose Tremain. With its focus on post-Wall Europe, Facing the East in the Westgoes beyond discussions of migration to Britain from an established postcolonial perspective and contributes to the current exploration of 'new' European identities.

Britain and the World in the Twentieth Century

Ever Decreasing Circles

Author: Michael J Turner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441179801

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4609

This is a detailed, single volume analysis of Britain's changing position in the world during the twentieth century. It places British policy making in the appropriate domestic and international contexts, offers an alternative to the more negative, 'decline'-obsessed assessments of Britain's role and influence in global affairs. This book suggests that Britain's leaders did a better job than some historians think. Michael Turner, in order to understand why they took the options they did, investigates their motives and aims within the international environment within which they operated.

Teaching Genius

Dorothy DeLay and the Making of a Musician

Author: Barbara Lourie Sand

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: 1574673769

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 3194

(Amadeus). Itzhak Perlman, Kennedy, Midori, and Sarah Chang were among Dorothy Delay's students during her five decades as a violin teacher at Juilliard. For more than ten years, the author was granted access to DeLay's classes and lessons at Juilliard and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and this book reveals DeLay's deep intuition of each student's needs. An exploration of the mysteries of teaching and learning, it includes a feast of anecdotes about an extraordinary character.