The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017
by Ian Kershaw
- European History , The 20th Century – The Present
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The final chapter in the Penguin History of Europe series
After the horrors of the first half of the twentieth century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as being “to Hell and back,” the years from 1950 to 2017 brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe. Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent. The catastrophic era of the world wars receded into an ever more distant past, though its long shadow continued to shape mentalities.
Yet Europe was now a divided continent, living under the nuclear threat in a period intermittently fraught with anxiety. There were, by most definitions, striking successes: the Soviet bloc melted away, dictatorships vanished, and Germany was successfully reunited. But accelerating globalization brought new fragilities.
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|Release Date:||April 30, 2019|