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The Resource Europe in the era of two World Wars : from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950, Volker R. Berghahn

Europe in the era of two World Wars : from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950, Volker R. Berghahn

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Europe in the era of two World Wars : from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950
Title
Europe in the era of two World Wars
Title remainder
from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950
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Volker R. Berghahn
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the twentieth century, and then, after 1945 in the west and after 1989 in the east, create successful civilian societies? In this book, Volker Berghahn explains the rise and fall of the men of violence whose wars and civil wars twice devastated large areas of the European continent and Russia -- until, after World War II, Europe adopted a liberal capitalist model of society that had first emerged in the United States, and the beginnings of which the Europeans had experienced in the mid-1920s. Berghahn begins by looking at how the violence perpetrated in Europe's colonial empires boomeranged into Europe, contributing to the millions of casualties on the battlefields of World War I. Next he considers the civil wars of the 1920s and the renewed rise of militarism and violence in the wake of the Great Crash of 1929. The second wave of even more massive violence crested in total war from 1939 to 1945 that killed more civilians than soldiers, and this time included the industrialized murder of millions of innocent men, women, and children in the Holocaust. However, as Berghahn concludes, the alternative vision of organizing a modern industrial society on a civilian basis -- in which people peacefully consume mass-produced goods rather than being "consumed" by mass-produced weapons -- had never disappeared. With the United States emerging as the hegemonic power of the West, it was this model that finally prevailed in Western Europe after 1945 and after the end of the Cold War in Eastern Europe as well. - Jacket flap
  • This text covers the major currents of European history in the first half of the 20th century. Within this timeframe it describes and analyses the origins, course, and consequences of the two world wars and explains the orgy of violence that twice devastated large areas of the European continent and Russia
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1938-
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Berghahn, Volker R.
Dewey number
940.5
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC328.6
LC item number
.B4713 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political violence
  • Totalitarianism
  • Violence politique
  • Totalitarisme
  • Political violence
  • Totalitarianism
  • Europe
  • Wereldoorlogen
  • Geweld
  • Europa
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Europe in the era of two World Wars : from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950, Volker R. Berghahn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-154) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Europe before World War I, 1895-1914. Industrial economy and civil society ; The curse of ethnonationalism and colonialism ; Premonitions of total war -- Violence unleashed, 1914-1923. Mobilization, 1914 ; The totalization of warfare ; The wars after the Great War -- Recivilization and its failure, 1924-1935. The short dream of prosperity for all ; Militarism ; The Stalinist experiment in violence -- Violence without bounds, 1935-1945. Total mobilization in peacetime ; Terroristic warfare ; Visions of a new European order
Control code
ocm57682325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780691120034
Lccn
2005043241
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691120034
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maps
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  • (Sirsi) o57682325
  • (OCoLC)57682325
Label
Europe in the era of two World Wars : from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950, Volker R. Berghahn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Europe before World War I, 1895-1914. Industrial economy and civil society ; The curse of ethnonationalism and colonialism ; Premonitions of total war -- Violence unleashed, 1914-1923. Mobilization, 1914 ; The totalization of warfare ; The wars after the Great War -- Recivilization and its failure, 1924-1935. The short dream of prosperity for all ; Militarism ; The Stalinist experiment in violence -- Violence without bounds, 1935-1945. Total mobilization in peacetime ; Terroristic warfare ; Visions of a new European order
Control code
ocm57682325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780691120034
Lccn
2005043241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691120034
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57682325
  • (OCoLC)57682325

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