Decades of Crisis: Central and Eastern Europe before World War II



Only by understanding Central and Eastern Europe’s turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century can we hope to make sense of the conflicts and crises that have followed World War II and, after that, the collapse of Soviet-controlled state socialism. Ivan Berend looks closely at the fateful decades preceding World War II and at twelve countries whose absence from the roster of major players was enough in itself, he says, to precipitate much of the turmoil.

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Decades Of Crisis

Pub Date : 2001-03-02 | Author : Ivan T. Berend | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520229013
ISBN 13 : 0520229010

This volume leads the reader through the maze of social, cultural, economic and political changes in 12 Central and Eastern European countries, showing how every path ended in dict..


History Derailed

Pub Date : 2005-01-17 | Author : Ivan T. Berend | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520245259
ISBN 13 : 0520245253

"I do not think it possible to understand the troubles and instabilities of Central and Eastern Europe today without reading Ivan T.Berend, the finest comparative historian of this..


Central And Eastern Europe

Pub Date : 2009-09-28 | Author : | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9780230623965
ISBN 13 : 0230623964

The collapse of communism in 1989 paved the way for the reunification of the continent. This book analyzes the impact of the different dynamics of change since 1989 on public polic..




Themes In Modern European History Since 1945

Pub Date : 2003-06-26 | Author : Rosemary Wakeman | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781134601066
ISBN 13 : 1134601069

This collection explores the most important transformations & upheavals of post-1945 Europe in the light of recent scholarship. It examines the post-war economic boom & the politic..


An Economic History Of Twentieth Century Europe

Pub Date : 2006-04-20 | Author : Ivan T. Berend | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781139452649
ISBN 13 : 1139452649

A major history of economic regimes and economic performance throughout the twentieth century. Ivan T. Berend looks at the historic development of the twentieth-century European ec..


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