This revised second edition now extends to the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, covering the financial crisis and the related crisis in European integration, the impact of the War on Terror on Europe, and the redefinition of Europe following EU enlargement. * Thoroughly revised and expanded, this integrated history of Europe now covers the end of the Second World War up to the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century * Includes new sections on immigration and ethnicity in Europe after the Cold War, and the role of historical memory in contemporary Europe * A final new chapter assesses the role of Europe within the wider world of the twenty-first century, the financial crisis and the related crisis in European integration, the impact of the War on Terror on Europe, and the redefinition of Europe following EU enlargement * Covers the history of central and eastern Europe in depth, as well as that of Western Europe * Discusses in detail the impact of the Cold War across the continent
Tom Buchanan is Reader in Modern History & Politics at Oxford University s Department for Continuing Education, where he is Director of Studies in History and Politics. He has published extensively on the relationship between Britain and the Spanish Civil War. He is currently completing a major book on China and the British Left, 1925 1976. His other research interests include the history of Amnesty International.
List of Maps List of Illustrations Introduction: Europe's Troubles 1. The War and its Legacy 2. Europe between the Powers, 1945-1953 3. Restoration, Reconstruction and Revolution: Europe, 1945-1950 4. Consolidating Western Europe, 1950-1963 5. Western Europe in the 1960s 6. The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, from 1953 to the 1970s 7. Western Europe in the 1970s: Downturn and Detente 8. Western Europe in the 1980s: The Era of Thatcher, Mitterrand and Kohl 9. European Integration: From Rome to Maastricht, 1957-1992 10. The Fall of the Communist Regimes: The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1980-1991 11. Europe after the Cold War 12. Europe in the new millennium