Postwar - Judt, Tony

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Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself.
Postwar tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here. Running right up to the Iraq war and the election of Benedict XVI, Postwar makes sense of Europe's recent history and identity, of what Europe is and has been. It is nothing less than a
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Produktbeschreibung
Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself.

Postwar tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here. Running right up to the Iraq war and the election of Benedict XVI, Postwar makes sense of Europe's recent history and identity, of what Europe is and has been. It is nothing less than a masterpiece.

Shortlisted for the Pulitzer and Samuel Johnson Prizes.

Winner of the Arthur Ross Book Award.
  • Produktdetails
  • Vintage Books
  • Verlag: Random House Uk
  • Seitenzahl: 933
  • 2010
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 2010. 960 S. 24pp b/w photographs, 4 maps. 198 mm
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 50mm
  • Gewicht: 713g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099542032
  • ISBN-10: 009954203X
  • Best.Nr.: 27075917
Autorenporträt
Tony Judt, geboren 1948 in London, ist Historiker. Sein Arbeitsschwerpunkt liegt im Bereich der europäischen Geschichte seit Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er ist seit 1995 Direktor des von ihm gegründeten Remarque-Instituts an der New York University.
Judt studierte an der Universität Cambridge. Er erwarb dort 1969 den Bachelor of Arts und 1972 den PhD in Geschichtswissenschaft. 1966 arbeitete er in einem Kibbutz in Machanaim und während des Sechstagekrieges 1967 als Fahrer und Übersetzer für die israelische Armee. Seine prozionistische Haltung wurde aber immer stärker erschüttert. Judt trat 2003 durch ein Plädoyer für eine Einstaatenlösung für Palästina hervor. Für seine Werke erhielt Tony Judt verschiedene Auszeichnungen, u. a. 2007 den "Hannah Arendt-Preis" für politisches Denken.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface & Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part One: Post-War: 1945-1953

I. The Legacy of War
II. Retribution
III. The Rehabilitation of Europe
IV. The Impossible Settlement
V. The Coming of the Cold War
VI. Into the Whirlwind
VII. Culture Wars
Coda. The End of Old Europe

Part Two: Prosperity and Its Discontents: 1953-1971

VIII. The Politics of Stability
IX. Lost Illusions
X. The Age of Affluence
XI. The Social Democratic Hour
XII. The Spectre of Revolution
XIII. The End of the Affair

Part Three: Recessional: 1971-1989

XIV. Diminished Expectations
XV. Politics in a New Key
XVI. A Time of Transition
XVII. The New Realism
XVIII. The Power of the Powerless
XIX. The End of the Old Order

Part Four: After the Fall: 1989-2005

XX. A Fissile Continent
XXI. The Reckoning
XXII. The Old Europe-:and the New
XXIII. The Varieties of Europe
XXIV. Europe as a Way of Life

Epilogue
From the House of the Dead: An Essay on Modern European Memory

Index
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"Most impressive... Postwar , Tony Judt's magnificent history of Europe after The Second World War, covers vast tracts of ground with extraordinary skill, weaving together the stories of West and East in a single, compelling narrative" Evening Standard, 'Books of the Year'
...brilliantly detailed account of Europe's recovery from the wreckage of World War II presents a whole continent in panorama. ( The New York Times Book Review )

Remarkable... The writing is vivid; the coverage-of little countries as well as of great ones-is virtually superhuman. (Louis Menand, The New Yorker )