A comprehensive AS and A-level History text on Europe in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, written by experienced teachers who are also examiners.
Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts and a study skills section for exam preparation.
1) Europe 1870-1991: a synoptic assessment
2) The Consolidation of Russian Conservatism 1855-1894
3) Germany under Bismarck 1871-1890
4) Wilhelmine Germany, 1888-1918
5) The Crisis of Russian Autocracy 1894-1914
6) The Causes and Course of the First World War
7) The Russian Revolution 1917-1924
8) The USSR under Stalin 1924-1941
9) Italy 1870-1943
10) Germany, 1918-1945
11) The Twenty Years Truce: International Relations, 1919-1939
12) The Second World War
13) Europe and the Cold War, 1945-1991
14) The Development of Western Europe, 1945-1991
Derrick Murphy attended the universities of East Anglia, Birmingham and London and is an Educational Consultant. Formerly editor and contributor of the 'Modern History Review' he has extensive knowledge and experience of educational assessment. He has been Principal Examiner for GCE A level History at AQA, OCR and Cambridge University International Examinations. He has also been involved with assessment at Key Stage 3 and GCSE with AQA and a senior examiner with the International Baccalaureate. He has written specifications and syllabuses for examination boards within the UK but also for Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa. Terry Morris is Head of History, University College School, London. Author of European History 1848 -1945
Synoptic chapter - Europe 1870-1989; the consolidation of Russian conservatism 1855-1894; Germany under Bismarck 1871-1890; the Third French Republic; the crisis of Russian aristocracy, 1894-1917; Germany and Austria-Hungary 1890-1914; the causes and course of World War I; Russia in revolution, 1917-1924; the USSR under Stalin 1924-1953; democracy in crisis between the wars - France, Spain, Hungary, Poland; Italy 1870-1945; Germany 1918-1945; international relations 1919-1945; World War II; the Cold War; the move to Western European Union.