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This excellent book about Europe in the era of the world wars has many virtues. The questions that drive it are, indeed, the central ones for twentieth-century European history.

This excellent book about Europe in the era of the world wars has many virtues. Among the many books on this subject that have appeared around the millennium, I know of no other that conveys the key problems so well and so concisely. ―Eric Weitz, University of Minnesota, author of A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation. Volker Berghahn has written a concise and tightly argued interpretation of European history in the first half of the twentieth century

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Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950 (English translation 2005). Columbia University faculty page. Criticism by Václav Klaus (in Czech).

How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the 20th century, and then, after 1945 .

How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the 20th century, and then, after 1945 in the west and after 1989 in the east, create successful civilian societies? This book explains the rise and fall of the men of violence whose wars and civil wars twice devastated large areas of the European continent and Russia.

By Volker R. Particularly impressive is Berghahn's discussion of how the brutality of colonialism spawned the horrific militarism that swept over the continent itself in World War I, the result of strategic planning "focused on the application of overwhelming force. He also shows how the "recivilization" of the 1920s suffered from multiple weaknesses that led to the Great Depression.

Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950. How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the twentieth century, and then, after 1945 in the west and after 1989 in the east, create successful civilian societies?

Berghahn, Volker R. Europe in the Era of the Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900–1950. Considers the causes and conditions of militarism from antiquity to the present.

Berghahn, Volker R. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. Carlton, a former paratrooper, an ordained minister, and a sociologist, sees militarism as a way of life in which military values become an end in themselves, and he considers a wide range of rulers that used militarism as the primary basis for their power. Finer, Samuel E. The Man on Horseback: The Role of the Military in Politics. 2d ed. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1988.

Europe in the era of two world wars Berghahn, Volker R. Wiley 9780691141220 : How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the 20th century, and then, after 19. This book explains the rise and fall of the men of violence whose wars and civil wars twice devastated large areas of the European continent and Russia.

Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950" (2005) "America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe" (2001) "Der Untergang des alten Europas, 1900-1929" (1999) "Quest for Economic Empire", ed. (1996) "Imperial Germany". (1996) "Imperial Germany" (1995) "The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945–1973" (1986) "Modern Germany" (1982) "Der Tirpitz-Plan" (1971).

How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the twentieth century, and then, after 1945 in the west and after 1989 in the east, create successful civilian societies? In this book, Volker Berghahn explains the rise and fall of the men of violence whose wars and civil wars twice devastated large areas of the European continent and Russia--until, after World War II, Europe adopted a liberal capitalist model of society that had first emerged in the United States, and the beginnings of which the Europeans had experienced in the mid-1920s.

Berghahn begins by looking at how the violence perpetrated in Europe's colonial empires boomeranged into Europe, contributing to the millions of casualties on the battlefields of World War I. Next he considers the civil wars of the 1920s and the renewed rise of militarism and violence in the wake of the Great Crash of 1929. The second wave of even more massive violence crested in total war from 1939 to 1945 that killed more civilians than soldiers, and this time included the industrialized murder of millions of innocent men, women, and children in the Holocaust. However, as Berghahn concludes, the alternative vision of organizing a modern industrial society on a civilian basis--in which people peacefully consume mass-produced goods rather than being 'consumed' by mass-produced weapons--had never disappeared. With the United States emerging as the hegemonic power of the West, it was this model that finally prevailed in Western Europe after 1945 and after the end of the Cold War in Eastern Europe as well.


Comments: (3)

Aria
I found Berghahn's book on Germany before the First War extremely enlightening, but I struggled with this one. Not so much because of the historical detail - for which Berghahn has a perceptive eye - as the framework within which he sets it. The explanation is couched in terms of a struggle between the "men of violence" and the "men of peace" (and certainly that was one aspect to it). But it doesn't delve very far into the fears and interests that drove the choices made, or the outlooks that violence attractive, even when (as he notes), its advocates recognised that they risked total ruin. Glad to have read it, but it needs supplementing.
Arabella V.
Decent book I had to buy for one of my classes. I'd prefer something a little bit more detailed but if you're looking for something that just scratches the surfaces of a lot of these events, this might be for you.
MARK BEN FORD
Hard to follow but good quality and content seemed well picked
ACOS
I found Berghahn's book on Germany before the First War extremely enlightening, but I struggled with this one. Not so much because of the historical detail - for which Berghahn has a perceptive eye - as the framework within which he sets it. The explanation is couched in terms of a struggle between the "men of violence" and the "men of peace" (and certainly that was one aspect to it). But it doesn't delve very far into the fears and interests that drove the choices made, or the outlooks that violence attractive, even when (as he notes), its advocates recognised that they risked total ruin. Glad to have read it, but it needs supplementing.
Burilar
Decent book I had to buy for one of my classes. I'd prefer something a little bit more detailed but if you're looking for something that just scratches the surfaces of a lot of these events, this might be for you.
Wohald
Hard to follow but good quality and content seemed well picked
Europe in the Era of Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950 download epub
Humanities
Author: Volker R. Berghahn
ISBN: 069112003X
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 27, 2005)
Pages: 176 pages