Readership: Scholars and students of postwar European history, politics,
culture, and society
Edited by Dan Stone, Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His recent publications include Histories of the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2010) and (as editor) The Historiography of Genocide (2008).
"a fascinating and well-informed read ... a useful resource for years to come." - Martijn Lak, European History Quarterly
"essential reading for specialists and their students" - Mark Smith, Reviews in History
"This is a handbook in very best sense of the word. Stone has succeeded in producing an aide that is meant inspire scholars rather than merely inform them. I recommend that all who work in the area have a copy within arms' reach." - Nicholas Doumanis, Australian Journal of Politics and History
List of Contributors
Dan Stone: Editor's Introduction: Postwar Europe as History
PART I: WHAT IS POSTWAR EUROPE?
1: Geoff Eley: Corporatism and the Social Democratic Moment: The Postwar Settlement, 1945-1973
2: Richard Overy: Interwar, War, Postwar: Was There a Zero Hour in 1945?
3: Catherine Lee and Robert Bideleux: East, West, and the Return of 'Central': Borders Drawn and Redrawn
4: Luiza Bialasiewicz: Spectres of Europe: Europes Past, Present and Future
5: Luisa Passerini: Europe and Its Others. Is There a European Identity?
PART II: PEOPLE
6: Philipp Ther: Ethnic Cleansing
7: Dan Stone: Responding to 'Order Without Life'? Living under Communism
8: Philipp Gassert: The Spectre of Americanization: Western Europe in the American Century
9: Stephen Castles: Immigration and Asylum: Challenges to European Identities and Citizenship
10: Uli Linke: Gendering Europe, Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era
11: Martn Klimke: 1968: Europe in Technicolour
PART III: BLOCS, PARTIES, POLITICAL POWER12: Mark Pittaway: Making Postwar Communism
13: Jussi M. Hanhimäki: Europe's Cold War
14: Ido De Haan: The Western European Welfare State beyond Christian and Social Democratic Ideology
15: Douglas Selvedge: The Truth about Friendship Treaties: Behind the Iron Curtain
PART IV: RE-CONSTRUCTION: STARTING AFRESH OR REBUILDING THE OLD?
16: Leopoldo Nuti: A Continent Bristling with Arms: Continuity and Change in Western European Security Policies after the Second World War
17: Gianni Toniolo and Nick Crafts: 'Les trente glorieuses': From the Marshall Plan to the Oil Crises
18: Robert Bideleux: European Integration: The Rescue of the Nation State?
19: Ivan T. Berend: A Restructured Economy: From the Oil Crisis to the Financial Crisis, 1973-2009
20: Rosemary Wakeman: Veblen Redivivus: Leisure and Excess in Europe
PART V: FEAR
21: P. D. Smith: 'Gentlemen, You are Mad!' Mutual Assured Destruction and Cold War Culture
22: Vladimir Tismaneanu: What Was National Stalinism?
23: Martin Evans: Colonial Fantasies Shattered
24: Helen Graham and Alejandro Quiroga: After the Fear Was Over? What Came after Dictatorships in Spain, Greece, and Portugal
25: Michael Shafir: What Comes after Communism?
26: Cathie Carmichael: Brothers, Strangers and Enemies: Ethno-nationalism and the Demise of Communist Yugoslavia
PART VI: CULTURE AND HISTORY
27: Hugh D. Clout: The Countryside: Toward a Theme Park?
28: Brian Graham and G. J. Ashworth: Heritage and the Reconceptualization of the Postwar European City
29: Robert J. C. Young: The Postcolonial Condition
30: Stefan Muthesius: Postwar Art, Architecture, and Design
31: Andrew Jamison: Science and Technology in Postwar Europe
32: Ib Bondebjerg: Images of Europe - European Images: Postwar European Cinema and Television Culture
PART VII: COMING TO TERMS WITH THE WAR
33: Samuel Moyn: Intellectuals and Nazism
34: Roger Markwick: The Great Patriotic War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Collective Memory
35: Dan Stone: Memory Wars in the 'New Europe'