The Great Depression in Europe, 1929-1939

Author: Patricia Clavin

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333606803

Category: Depressions

Page: 244

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Patricia Clavin offers a comparative study of the origins, course and consequences of the deepest economic crisis in modern European history. Written with the non-economist in mind, the book examines recent ideas on the cause of the Great Depression.


Author: Johannes Paulmann,Markus Friedrich,Nick Stargardt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486832603

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 8836


Das Jahrbuch für Europäische Geschichte ist · Forum für Experten aus den europäischen Ländern zu Themen, Problemen und Grundsatzfragen der europäischen Geschichte, · Podium für die Diskussion von Forschungstrends und Forschungsergebnissen aus Europa und Übersee, · Arena für Originalbeiträge vorwiegend jüngerer Wissenschaftler.

The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

Author: Nicholas Doumanis,Senior Lecturer in World History Nicholas Doumanis, Dr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199695660

Category: Europe

Page: 672

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The period spanning the two World Wars was unquestionably the most catastrophic in Europe's history. Historians have been drawn to its exceptionally dramatic and harrowing events, as bookshops continue to stock new studies on Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, the Holocaust, and the battles of the two World Wars with monotonous regularity. There is a deeper need, however, to explain why Europe experienced so many conflicts, revolutions, coup d'états, and civil wars within such a short space of time? Why did much of Europe succumb to authoritarian rule and why did political violence become so endemic? Why was mass politics followed by mass murder? Why did Europe experience a 'Thirty Years' War'? Another challenge is to explain the diversity of experiences: why some European societies were not traumatized by war and invasion, why liberal democracy survived throughout north-western Europe, why general living standards continued to rise, and why the status of women continued to improve. The Oxford Handbook of European History 1914-1945 looks afresh at this troubled and complicated age. It does so by taking comparative and transnational approaches rather than merely focusing on individual national experiences. Its features a collection of distinguished historians who explain the patterns of change and continuity that applied generally, while at the same time accounting for various regional and local articulations. Among the themes covered are political economy, international relations, genocide, colonialism, gender, sexuality, human rights, welfare, rural politics, labour and youth, as well as the era's more distinctive features, such as fascism, Stalinism, the Great Depression, trench warfare and the ethnic cleansing. The Handbook serves as a guide for revising the 1914-1945 era, and for how to write histories that take the whole Europe as their subject and not merely its constituent parts: histories of Europe rather than merely in Europe.

Aus der Asche. Eine neue Geschichte Europas im 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Konrad H. Jarausch

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159614018

Category: History

Page: 1168

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Die Geschichte Europas im 20. Jahrhundert kennzeichnet ein Auf und Ab von fortschrittlicher Entwicklung und Katastrophen. Moderne Technologien und gesellschaftliche Reformen ließen die Zukunft zunächst rosig erscheinen, doch der Fortschritt brachte Konflikte, und der Erste Weltkrieg beendete diese frühe Modernisierungsphase Europas jäh. Nach einer kurzen Erholung in den 1920er Jahren erlebte der Kontinent mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Holocaust dann eine beispiellose Katastrophe – um danach wie Phönix aus der Asche aufzusteigen und, zunächst in seiner westlichen Hälfte, doch noch den Weg zu Demokratie und Wohlstand zu finden. Konrad H. Jarausch erzählt die Geschichte Europas bis in die jüngste Vergangenheit hinein und erklärt die widersprüchlichen Entwicklungen, das Janusgesicht des 20. Jahrhunderts von Gewalt und Versöhnung, Ausbeutung und Solidarität.Eine großartige Gesamtgeschichte Europas und gleichzeitig eine grundsätzliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Ambivalenz von Fortschritt und Moderne.

Beyond Calvin

The Intellectual, Political and Cultural World of Europe's Reformed Churches, c. 1540-1620

Author: Graeme Murdock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137197161

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 5276


An international community of Reformed churches emerged during the sixteenth century. Although attempts were made by Calvinists to reach agreement over key beliefs, and to establish uniformity in patterns of worship and church government, there were continuing divisions over some ideas and differences between local practices of moral discipline and religious life. However, Reformed intellectuals developed common ideas about rights of resistance against tyrants, communities prayed, fasted and donated money to aid brethren in distress, and many Calvinists across the Continent developed a strong sense of collective identity. Beyond Calvin considers the Reformed churches of Europe in an international and comparative context from around 1540 to 1620. Graeme Murdock: - discusses how Calvinism operated as an international movement by looking at links between Reformed churches, communities and states - explains what Reformed churches across the Continent stood for - focuses on how Calvinists sought to purify the practice of Christian religion, and to renew European politics, society and culture - examines both the strengths and limits of the international Reformed community

Golden Fetters

The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

Author: Barry J. Eichengreen

Publisher: NBER Series on Long-term Factors in Economic Development

ISBN: 9780195101133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 8820


This book offers a reassessment of the international monetary problems that led to the global economic crisis of the 1930s. It explores the connections between the gold standard--the framework regulating international monetary affairs until 1931--and the Great Depression that broke out in 1929. Eichengreen shows how economic policies, in conjunction with the imbalances created by World War I, gave rise to the global crisis of the 1930s. He demonstrates that the gold standard fundamentally constrained the economic policies that were pursued and that it was largely responsible for creating the unstable economic environment on which those policies acted. The book also provides a valuable perspective on the economic policies of the post-World War II period and their consequences.

Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael J. Oliver,Derek Howard Aldcroft

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub


Category: History

Page: 361

View: 7010


'The book would make a good text or supplemental reading for a course in the economic history of the twentieth century, either at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level. Students love disasters. . . all the essays reach a high level of quality. Each of the authors is a well-regarded expert in his field and clearly capable of producing a well-crafted essay. . . the authors and editors are to be congratulated.' - Hugh Rockoff, EH.Net

The Inter-war Crisis 1919-1939

Author: R. J. Overy

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405824682

Category: History

Page: 166

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The inter-war years were, at the time, perceived to be years of crisis across the world. This work examines the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent economic crisis which struck at the very foundations of the capitalist world.

International Political Economy

Author: Benjamin J. Cohen

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 601

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Brings together some of the most important research papers published in the modern field of IPE since its birth less than four decades ago. This coverage includes grand questions of systemic transformation and system governance as well as more narrowly focused explorations of the two most central issue-areas of the world economy and finance.

Conflict and Cooperation

Documents on Modern Global History

Author: Tracey J. Kinney

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 491

View: 4975


Conflict and Cooperation is a collection of primary documents for the study of twentieth-century history. The twentieth century was profoundly shaped by war. We saw, for the fist time in human history, the possibility of a war that could destroy all human life on earth. However, this was also the century that witnessed genuine attempts to build cooperative global institutions designed to prevent war, to facilitate international communication, and to improve the human condition. Conflict and cooperation are the defining themes that weave together this collection of primary documents. The readings have been selected with the goal of making twentieth-century history accessible to students for whom these events are increasingly distant. The primary documents allow students to "witness" essential moments in history through the words of the men and women who participated in and experienced these events.

The Future of European Social Democracy

Building the Good Society

Author: H. Meyer,J. Rutherford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230355048

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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European social democracy is in crisis. In the last decade it has ceased to be about either society or democracy. The authors explore its values, how it can be revived and what kind of political economy it requires to thrive. This book includes a foreword by the two leaders of the 'Building the Good Society' project, Andrea Nahles and Jon Cruddas.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Historical Economics

Art Or Science?

Author: Charles Poor Kindleberger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520073432

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 4344


Charles P. Kindleberger's writing has ranged widely in the past, from international economics to such specialized topics as the Marshall Plan. In recent years, however, his perspective has shifted to one that tempers the rigidity of technical economics with the flexibility of the liberal arts. Historical economics, drawing on history, politics, cultural anthropology, sociology, and geography, bridges the gap between abstraction and fact engendered by traditional conceptions of economic science. Inherently interdisciplinary, historical economics ultimately leads to a more meaningful understanding of contemporary economic phenomena. This selection of Kindleberger's work has been carefully culled to illustrate his approach to the subject. The essays cover a range of historical periods and in addition to his well known writing on financial issues also include European history and explorations of long-run changes in the American economy. Economists and historians, both the converted and the unconvinced, will want to consult this powerful argument for the importance of historical economics.

A Companion to Europe, 1900 - 1945

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391671

Category: History

Page: 584

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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

The Times Atlas of World History

Author: Geoffrey Barraclough

Publisher: Collins


Category: Atlases

Page: 184

View: 3521


Originally published in 1982, this atlas of world history - like its parent volume, 'The Times' Atlas of World History - combines original maps with text, and offers a comprehensive view of the story of humanity. From the emergence of the first hominids five million years ago to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the full sweep of human history is covered. This atlas makes a companion for anyone who seeks to understand the past, and is useful as a reference for all who study and enjoy history.

Die Internationale Handelskammer

wirtschaftspolitische Empfehlungen in der Zeit der Weltwirtschaftskrise 1929-1939

Author: Monika Rosengarten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428104116

Category: Depressions

Page: 360

View: 9707