Europe Reborn by Harold James
A History, 1914-2000

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Synopsis

In the early twentieth century brutal nation-states such as Mussolini’s Italy, Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany came to the fore and the twin evils of dictatorship and war ensured the rapid destruction of liberal democracy, market economics and the international order. In contrast, the latter half was concerned with re-thinking and re-shaping these core values which still guide political life after the millennium.

Harold James analyses the failures and achievements of the twentieth century.

The demands of the post-war period, namely the place of Europe in a wider international order are also examined. Features include:

    Boxed Case Studies
    Maps
    Plates
    Figures
    Short Biographies
    Chronologies
    Statistical Appendix

James lucidly argues that European societies today are dominated by the trend to converge around the principles of democracy, market economics and international integration. He shows that the stability brought by the gradual unwinding of the nation-state and the end of left-right politics have created a Europe ‘reborn’.

 

About Harold James

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Harold James is professor of history and international affairs and the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at Princeton University. His books include "The Creation and Destruction of Value", "The End of Globalization, and Family Capitalism". He was awarded the 2004 Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History, and the 2005 Ludwig Erhard Prize for economics writing. He is also the Marie Curie Visiting Professor at the European University Institute.
 
Published July 10, 2014 by Routledge. 529 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War.