Total War and Historical Change : Europe, 1914-1955

TitleTotal War and Historical Change : Europe, 1914-1955
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMarwick, Arthur, Clive Emsley, and Wendy Simpson
Number of Pages299
PublisherOpen University Press
CityBuckingham; Philadelphia, PA

"This collection provides a major resource for the study of 20th century war and defence in European history and exemplifies different historical methods and approaches. The authors are drawn from a range of disciplines including those of economics, literature and the arts as well as military, social and political history, and together they raise some of the most significant problems and debates in the study of history." "Level: undergraduate; postgraduate."--Jacket.

Contents: Total war / Ian F.W. Beckett -- The persistence of the old regime / Arno J. Mayer -- The birth of the modern : 1885-1914 / G.D. Josipovici -- The origins of the war / Samuel R. Williamson, Jr. -- Italian peasant women and the First World War / Anna Bravo -- Demobilization and labour / Richard Bessel -- Recasting bourgeois Europe / Charles Maier -- Hitler's foreign policy / Norman Rich -- Hitler's war and the German economy : a reinterpretation / R.J. Overy -- One day in Józefów : initiation to mass murder / Christopher Browning -- The effects of World War II on French society and politics / Stanley Hoffmann -- The 'levelling of class' / Percy Summerfield -- 'Barbarossa' : the Soviet response, 1941 / Mark Harrison -- World War II and social change in Germany / Mark Roseman -- Total war in the twentieth century / Hew Strachan.

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