Ian kershaw to hell and back

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ian kershaw to hell and back

To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw

The Penguin History of Europe series reaches the twentieth century with acclaimed scholar Ian Kershaw’s long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II
 
The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to 1949, was unprecedented in human history—an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation. This new volume in the Penguin History of Europe series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era. Beginning with the outbreak of World War I through the rise of Hitler and the aftermath of the Second World War, award-winning British historian Ian Kershaw combines his characteristic original scholarship and gripping prose as he profiles the key decision makers and the violent shocks of war as they affected the entire European continent and radically altered the course of European history. Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism.
 
Incisive, brilliantly written, and filled with penetrating insights, To Hell and Back offers an indispensable study of a period in European history whose effects are still being felt today. 
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To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw – review

A recurring charge levelled at the growing populist movements of Europe is that they are undermining the fragile equilibrium that has produced more than a half-century of peace, and that their nationalist drumbeating can only lead to a third major European war. I find such accusations unconvincing but understandable, if only because the entire post-war political and economic order has been designed with one aim in mind: preventing another deadly conflagration. Who is to say which aspects of that arrangement — the trade deals, the European parliament, the freedom of movement — have played a vital role in staving off disaster? Nationalist ambitions were certainly major causal factors in both World Wars — perhaps the post-nationalism of the E. This is a survey work, rather than focused analysis, so the perspective is broad and the pacing rapid.

Look Inside. Nov 15, ISBN Nov 17, ISBN The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from to , was unprecedented in human history—an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation. This new volume in the Penguin History of Europe series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era. Beginning with the outbreak of World War I through the rise of Hitler and the aftermath of the Second World War, award-winning British historian Ian Kershaw combines his characteristic original scholarship and gripping prose as he profiles the key decision makers and the violent shocks of war as they affected the entire European continent and radically altered the course of European history. Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism.

John Horne, I an K ershaw. To Hell and Back: Europe, — Hell is more than a metaphor in To Hell and Back: Europe, — , the first of two volumes by Ian Kershaw on the history of twentieth-century Europe. The war culminated in a paroxysm of violence. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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There are good reasons for this. At one key juncture after another, its leaders and mobilised people created conditions, and ultimately catastrophes, to which other leaders and peoples could only — usually belatedly and ineffectively — react. It makes sense to focus a history of Europe in this era on the problem of Germany. But how to tell that story? After all we know how it all ends; the smouldering ashes of are visible from the start. Historians have dealt with that conundrum differently — some recovering ordinary lives, others piling on descriptions of atrocities to spur moral outrage. Kershaw follows none of these paths.

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  2. Xenia L. says:

    We all know what happened, but could it have been prevented? An admirable analysis of a continent's internal power struggle.

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