Transnational Moments of Change: Europe 1945, 1968, 1989

Transnational Moments of Change: Europe 1945, 1968, 1989

By: Gerd-Rainer Horn (editor), Padraic Kenney (editor)Paperback

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This anthology of fourteen original essays is the first collection of transnational studies on postD1945 western and eastern European society written by historians. The contributors target three particular moments of rapid change in postwar Europe-the moment of liberation, 1943D48; the 1960s; and 1989 as communism began to crumble. The collection opens a range of possibilities for historians of postD1945 European society, while providing all contemporary historians with a much-needed guide to the methodology of transnational history.

About Author

Gerd Rainer-Horn is lecturer at the University of Warwick and the author of European Socialists Respond to Fascism: Ideology, Activism and Contingency in the 1930's and co-editor of Left Catholicism: Catholics and Society in Western Europe at the Point of Liberation, 1943-1955. Padraic Kenney is associate professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His books include Rebuilding Poland: Workers and Communists, 1945-1950 and A Carnival of Revolution: Central Europe, 1989

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 1945 Chapter 3 Recasting Democracy? Communist Parties Facing Change and Reconstruction in Post-War Europe Chapter 4 Window of Opportunities or trompe l'oeil? The Myth of Labor Unity in Western Europe after 1945 Chapter 5 Liberated Zones in Northern Italy and Southeastern France: The Cases of the Alto Tortonese and the Vercors Chapter 6 The Influence of Socialist Realism in Italy During the Immediate Postwar Period Part 7 1968 Chapter 8 "1968" and "The Cultural Revolution of the Long Sixties (c. 1958 - c. 1974)" Chapter 9 The Working Class Dimension Of "1968" Chapter 10 1968 East and West: Visions of Political Change and Student Protest from Across the Iron Curtain Chapter 11 Echoes of Provocation: "1968" and the Women's Movements in France and Germany Part 12 1989 Chapter 13 The Global Context of 1989 Chapter 14 The Development of a Green Opposition in Czechoslovakia: The Role of International Contacts Chapter 15 A Transcontinental Movement of Citizens? Strategic Debates in the 1980s Western Peace Movement Chapter 16 Opposition Networks and Transnational Diffusion in the Revolutions of 1989 Chapter 17 Bibliographic Essay

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  • ISBN13: 9780742523234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780742523234
  • weight: 345
  • ISBN10: 0742523233

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