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Contemporary European and Russian history

Contemporary European and Russian History

Discover the more recent conflicts, trials, and successes that have shaped relationships between European countries and influenced the current political climate.

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2018 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Versailles Settlement

Peacemaking after the First World War, 1919-1923

The third edition of this acclaimed textbook on peace-making after the First World War advances that the responsibility for the outbreak of a new, even more ruinous, war in 1939 cannot be ascribed entirely to the planet’s most powerful men and …

Author:
Prof. Alan Sharp

2018 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Eastern Europe since 1945

An established introductory textbook that provides students with an engaging overview of the complex developments in Eastern Europe from the end of the Second World War through to the present. Tracing the origins of the socialist experiment …

Authors:
Prof. Geoffrey Swain, Dr. Nigel Swain

2006 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Europe Since 1945

A Concise History

As Europe has expanded its influence in world economic and political affairs, there has been an increased need to understand how Europe recovered from the devastation of World War II to become a major world player. This concise history offers a …​​​​​​​

Authors:
J. Robert Wegs, Robert Ladrech

2016 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Great War

Western Front and Home Front

We have often heard about the brutal world of the trenches, the willingness of brave young soldiers and the apparent indifference of the generals, but reevaluations of the Great War in previous decades have shown us much more complexity, and in …​​​​​​​

Author:
Hunt Tooley

2010 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Constructing Yugoslavia

A Transnational History

Vesna Drapac provides an insightful survey of the changing nature of the Yugoslav ideal, demonstrating why Yugoslavism was championed at different times and by whom, and how it was constructed in the minds of outside observers. Covering the period …

Author:
Vesna Drapac

2009 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Russian Revolution, 1900–1927

This popular, concise and highly readable study discusses the key themes and debates about the Russian Revolution. Robert Service's lively analysis examines:
• state and society under the Romanovs from 1900
• the February and October Revolutions of …

Author:
Robert Service

2014 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Balkans into Southeastern Europe, 1914–2014

A Century of War and Transition

The states and peoples of Southeastern Europe have been divided by wars over the twentieth century, but they have since worked to re-establish themselves into the European mainstream. This timely new edition has been revised, updated and expanded …

Author:
John R. Lampe

2012 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The German Democratic Republic

A clear, concise and thought-provoking introduction to the history of East Germany which engages critically with key debates and advances new interpretations of the origins, development and demise of the GDR. Peter Grieder also offers an original …

Author:
Peter Grieder

2011 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Second World War

The Second World War ended the Nazi attempt to establish Germany as the dominant power in Europe and the world; and Japan's aim of controlling South East Asia and the Pacific. It also resulted in the creation of two super-powers and led to the …

Author:
A. W. Purdue

2016 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Germans and Jews since the Holocaust

From the very moment of the liberation of camps at Auschwitz, Belsen and Buchenwald, Germans have been held accountable for the crimes committed in the Holocaust. The Nazi regime unleashed the most systematic attempt in history to wipe out an …

Author:
Pól Ó Dochartaigh

2010 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Communism in Russia

An Interpretative Essay

to follow …

Author:
Richard Sakwa

2017 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Empire

This new study provides a concise, accessible introduction to occupied Europe. It gives a clear overview of the history and historiography of resistance and collaboration. It explores how these terms cannot be examined separately, but are always …

Authors:
Dr. Vesna Drapac, Dr. Gareth Pritchard

2016 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Khrushchev

This concise, approachable introduction to Khrushchev explores the innovative theme of Khrushchev as reformer, arguing that the 'bumbling' nature of those reforms only partly reflected Khrushchev's uncertainty about how to act. Swain provides a …

Author:
Geoffrey Swain

2015 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s

Catherine Baker offers an up-to-date, balanced and concise introductory account of the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s and their aftermath. The volume incorporates the latest research, showing how the state of the field has evolved and guides students …

Author:
Catherine Baker

2010 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Spain since 1939

Spain since 1939 provides students with a comprehensive guide to one of the most exciting historical narratives of the twentieth century: Spain's development from poverty and isolation after the Civil War to its current role as a key player on the …

Author:
Stanley Black

2007 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Germany and the Origins of the Second World War

Jonathan Wright explores the events, discusses rival interpretations and places the policies of Hitler in the context of Germany as a whole. Wright explains that support rose and fell, but, nevertheless, by December 1941 Hitler had succeeded in …

Author:
Jonathan Wright

2006 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Cold War, 1945–1991

Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up …

Authors:
Michael L. Dockrill, Michael F. Hopkins

2008 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Holocaust

The Holocaust is a subject of enormous historical importance. The murder of approximately 6 million Jews stands apart as a perhaps the most horrendous episode in world history. In this fresh introduction, McDonough examines the racial …

Authors:
Frank McDonough, John Cochrane

2007 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

Nazi Germany

Hitler's 'thousand-year Reich' lasted barely longer than twelve brief and inglorious years, and yet had an impact on millions of ordinary lives scarcely comparable with any other episode in modern European history.

Nazi Germany examines the origins …​​​​​​​

Author:
Tim Kirk

2007 | Contemporary European and Russian History | Book

The Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War Two

In the longer perspective, even the most momentous events can appear to lose coherence and significance. However, such was the impact of World War Two that even more than sixty years after its end, interest in the origins, course and consequences …

Author:
John Plowright