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Europe in the Twentieth Century, 5th Edition

  • Robert O. Paxton Columbia University
  • Julie Hessler University of Oregon
  • ISBN-10: 0495913197  |  ISBN-13: 9780495913191
  • 752 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.75
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Overview

EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is a comprehensive text with a teachable chronological approach that is a bestseller because of its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the strength of its scholarship and the reputation of its authors. With the help of new co-author, Julie Hessler, the Fifth Edition is enhanced to include greater coverage of the post-war period. In addition, socio-cultural issues have been brought to the forefront for both Eastern and Western Europe, including youth movements and feminism. The first half of the text has been streamlined to allow for these revisions. Finally, this edition includes several new photographs and updated maps.

Features and Benefits

  • The organization of the Fifth Edition supports the predominantly chronological approach of this course and is thoughtfully structured to balance Eastern and Western Europe and to highlight social and cultural issues.
  • The broadening of post-war topics and the expansion of Eastern Europe coverage by Eastern European scholar and co-author, Julie Hessler, makes this text current and relevant for your students.
  • Visual features including photographs and numerous detailed maps help underscore the book’s accessibility and excellent value.

Table of Contents

1. Europe at the Zenith.
2. How the Great War Began.
3. The Marne and After, 1914-1917.
4. The Impact of Total War.
5. Revolution, 1917-1920.
6. The Paris Peace Settlement.
7. Revolution against Revolution: Fascism.
8. “Normalcy”: Europe in the 1920s.
9. Mass Culture and High Culture between the Wars.
10. The Great Depression: Troubled Democracies, Rising Dictatorships.
11. Responding to Nazism: European Politics, 1933-1939.
12. Hitler’s Aggressions, Europe’s Appeasement, 1934-1939
13. Hitler’s Europe: Conflict, Collaboration, and Resistance, 1939-1942.
14. From Hot War to Cold War, 1942-1949.
15. Reconstruction in the West, 1945-1949.
16. The Soviet Bloc, 1945-1964.
17. Western Europe, the Cold War, and Decolonization: Adjusting to a Diminished World Role.
18. Consumer Societies in the West.
19. Western European Politics, 1968-1989: Recession, Democratization, Détente.
20. Western Europe Since 1970: Societies and Cultures Transformed.
21. Science, the Arts, and Intellectual Life.
22. Eastern Europe, 1965-1985: Communism in Decay.
23. The Revolution of 1989 and After.
Conclusion.

What's New

  • This renowned text has been enhanced in the Fifth Edition to include greater coverage of the post-war period with contributions from new co-author and Eastern European expert, Julie Hessler. Rewritten or completely new post-war chapters include, Chapter 20, Western Europe since 1970; Chapter 21, Science, the Arts, and Intellectual Life; and Chapter 22, Eastern Europe, 1965-1985.
  • Socio-cultural issues, including youth movements and feminism, have been brought to the forefront in several rewritten or new chapters. Chapter 18, Consumer Societies in the West, now includes a significant section on youth culture and student movements; Chapter 20 includes new sections on women, feminism and religion; and Chapter 21 features extensive new material on the arts as well as the relationship between intellectual cultures, politics, and national identity (using two case studies).
  • All chapters have been updated according to the latest scholarship, including a new perspective on Stalinism contributed by Hessler in Chapter 10 on The Great Depression that reflects her research specialty.
  • The Fifth Edition includes many new photos and updated maps throughout.

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Bundle: Europe in the Twentieth Century, 5th + Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center, InfoTrac® 2-Semester Printed Access Card

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

In this new edition of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, success in a history course is within every student’s reach! Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University) have prepared a no-nonsense guide that teaches basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Sources of European History: Since 1900  (ISBN-10: 142406967X | ISBN-13: 9781424069675)

This reader uses primary sources to illuminate the intellectual, political, and cultural history of Europe from 1900 to the present. Each part, chapter, and section contains an introduction that explains the historical setting and significance of the readings within.

List Price = $107.95  | CengageBrain Price = $107.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75

CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)

COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $66.00  | CengageBrain Price = $66.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center , InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111725756 | ISBN-13: 9781111725754)

Wadsworth’s Western Civilization Resource Center gives your students access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources, including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. Students can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study, Assignable Primary Sources with questions, and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.

List Price = $29.00  | CengageBrain Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00

Student Supplements

The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, by Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University), is a no-nonsense guide to the skills you need to succeed in a history course. You’ll learn basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Sources of European History: Since 1900  (ISBN-10: 142406967X | ISBN-13: 9781424069675)

This reader uses primary sources to illuminate the intellectual, political, and cultural history of Europe from 1900 to the present. Each part, chapter, and section contains an introduction that explains the historical setting and significance of the readings within.

List Price = $107.95  | CengageBrain Price = $107.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.75

CourseReader 0-30: Western Civilization Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475555 | ISBN-13: 9781111475550)

Easy-to-use and affordable access to readings, audio, and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: WESTERN CIVILIZATION helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

List Price = $66.00  | CengageBrain Price = $66.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

Wadsworth Western Civilization Resource Center , InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111725756 | ISBN-13: 9781111725754)

Wadsworth’s Western Civilization Resource Center gives you access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources, including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. You can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study, Assignable Primary Sources with questions, and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.

List Price = $29.00  | CengageBrain Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert O. Paxton

Robert O. Paxton is professor of history emeritus at Columbia University. A specialist in the history of western Europe in the era of the two world wars, he has written extensively on France under Nazi occupation, including VICHY FRANCE: OLD GUARD AND NEW ORDER (Columbia University Press, 2001) and VICHY FRANCE AND THE JEWS (Stanford University Press, 1995). His most recent work is THE ANATOMY OF FASCISM (Alfred Knopf, 2004).

Julie Hessler

Julie Hessler is Associate Professor of History at University of Oregon. She is the author of A SOCIAL HISTORY OF SOVIET TRADE (Princeton University Press, 2004) as well as a number of articles on Soviet social, economic, and cultural history. Her current research focuses on Soviet cultural relations with the Third World from the late 1950s through the 1980s. Professor Hessler’s teaching areas include Soviet history, twentieth-century Eastern Europe, postwar Europe, and historical methods, as well as broader European surveys.