A History of Europe Since 1945Book - 2005
A magisterial history of post-war Europe, in the tradition of Norman Davies' Europe: A History and Niall Ferguson's Empire. Tracing the story of post-war Europe and its changing role in the world, Judt's magnificent history of the continent of our times investigates the political, social and cultural history of Europe from the wreckage of post-war Europe to the expansion of the EU into the former Soviet empire. Judt's stress is on the continent as a whole, exploring both where the experiences of East and West had common features (in the late '40's, during 1968) and where they diverged. This, uniquely, is not a history of Western Europe, with the East tacked on; equally, it is not a political history with social and cultural developments hived off into appendices. Throughout Judt shows how political, social, cultural and popular cultural developments influenced each other. A masterly and definitive history of our continent in a crucial period of its history, Europe in our time.
Publisher: William Heinemann,� London : 2005
Branch Call Number: ANF 940.55 JUDT
Characteristics: xv, 878 p. : ports., maps ; 24 cm