Focusing on the main powers in Europe, from Germany, Italy and Russia, to the UK and France, this book links together developments in society, the economy, politics and culture, and establishes them in their political framework. Including a chronology, maps, and a glossary, it is suitable for students of modern European history.
1. Conspectus Nicholas Atkin 2. East and West Detmar Klein 3. Social and Economic Developments, 1890--1914 Pamela Pilbeam 4. Intellectual and Cultural Revolution Michael Biddiss 5. Explaining the First World War: Debating the Causes Gordon Martel 6. The First World War and its Impact Frank Tallett 7. The Soviet Union and Bolshevism Abroad Mat Worley 8. Fascism Costa Pinto 9. Withstanding Extremes, Britain and France, 1918--1940 Nicholas Atkin 10. The Origins of the Second World War Steven Morewood 11. The Experience of Total War, 1939-45 Giacomo Lichtner 12. Europe and the Wider World Michael Biddiss