The final chapter in the Penguin History of Europe series from the acclaimed scholar and author of To Hell and Back After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the twentieth century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as being to Hell and back, the years from 1950 to 2017 brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent The catastrophic era of the world wars receded into an ever distant past, though its long shadow continued to shape mentalities.Yet Europe was now a divided continent, living under the nuclear threat in a period intermittently fraught with anxiety There were, by most definitions, striking successes the Soviet bloc melted away, dictatorships vanished, and Germany was successfully reunited But accelerating globalization brought new fragilities The interlocking crises after 2008 were the clearest warnings to Europeans that there was no guarantee of peace and stability, and, even today, the continent threatens further fracturing In this remarkable book, Ian Kershaw has created a grand panorama of the world we live in and where it came from Drawing on examples from all across Europe, The Global Age is an endlessly fascinating portrait of the recent past and present, and a cautious look into our future. Free Download [ The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 ] By [ Ian Kershaw ] – bluevapours.co.uk
Professor Sir Ian Kershaw is a British historian, noted for his biographies of Adolf Hitler Ian Kershaw studied at Liverpool BA and Oxford D Phil He was a lecturer first in medieval, then in modern, history at the University of Manchester In 1983 4 he was Visiting Professor of Modern History at the Ruhr University in Bochum, West Germany From 1987 to 1989 he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Nottingham, and since 1989 has been Professor of Modern History at Sheffield He is a fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Historical Society, of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung in Bonn He retired from academic life in the autumn semester of 2008.
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