The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017


      The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017
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. Read The Global Age: Europe 1950-2017 By Ian Kershaw – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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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  1. says:

    I first read Ian Kershaw s work with his superb two volume biography of Hitler He is a fine historian and has written an excellent book the latest volume in Penguin s history of Europe series.How one approaches a volume like this will depend on one s age when encountering it Younger readers may well run into a volume like this in an assigned seminar or advanced course or a preparation for some form of comprehensive examination As a text, it succeeds admirably and is well written and organiz I first read Ian Kershaw s work with his superb two volume biography of Hitler He is a fine historian and has written an excellent book the latest volume in Penguin s history of Europe series.How one approaches a volume like this will depend on one s age when encountering it Younger readers may well run into a volume like this in an assigned seminar or advanced course or a preparation for some form of comprehensive examination As a text, it succeeds admirably and is well written and organized and fai...

  2. says:

    I m very surprised at the praise this is getting on GR as other dissenters have pointed out, it reads like newspaper articles strung together, and generally exhibits the kind of two cheers for liberalism thinking that caused the catastrophes GFC, reactionary nationalism, and so on of the early twenty first century Perhaps he just tried to include too much I imagine writing a book like this is quite a difficult task But it certainly doesn t live up to Kershaw s earlier volume on Europe duri I m very surprised at the praise this is getting on GR as other dissenters have pointed out, it reads like newspaper articles strung together, and generally exhibits the kind of two cheers for liberalism...

  3. says:

    Contemporary historian Ian Kershaw had to write a book on twentieh century Europe for the Penguin History of Europe series he decided to write two books The first book, To Hell and Back, covers the period 1919 to 1949, while the second book, Roller Coaster, covers the period 1950 2017 year of publishing Before going into Roller Coaster, I d like to comment on the whole Penguin series I have been a big fan of this series, which focuses on Europe from the time of pre classical Greece up to Contemporary historian Ian Kershaw had to write a book on twentieh century Europe for the Penguin History of Europe series he decided to write two books The first book, To Hell and Back, covers the period 1919 to 1949, while the second book, Roller Coaster, covers the period 1950 2017 year of publishing Before going into Roller Coaster, I d like to comment on the whole Penguin series I ha...

  4. says:

    Perhaps better than Joudt s Post War According to Kershaw himself, the most beautifull book he ever wrote but arguably also the best book he ever wrote It should be mandatory reading for every European politician or individual that thinks Europe should be dismantled Though quite a lot of ground to cover in 700 pages, the book is extremely well balances, never rushes a subject and dealt with all the major events in the last 75 years Sometimes his own preferences can be read clearly through th Perhaps better than Joudt s Post War According to Kershaw hi...

  5. says:

    this is where we are now is a sentence no serious historian utters lightly A balanced view of the past, unobscured by the emotional distortion that always accompanies present experience is hard enough to obtain Writing a book about the most recent chapter of history, bordering on the present, while remaining a balanced observer intending to create a truthful narrative is in my opinion a monumental task Kershaw takes on the challenge and offers the reader if he she is an inhabitant citizen this is where we are now is a sentence no serious historian utters lightly A balanced view of the past, unobscured by the emotional distortion that always accompanies present experience is hard enough to obtain Writing a book about the most recent chapter of history, bordering on the present, while remaining a balanced observer intending to create a ...

  6. says:

    The concluding volume to Penguin s magisterial history of Europe Kershaw also wrote To Hell and Back on the years covering both world wars For some reason, this was farinteresting to me Perhaps it s because Kershaw writes a historical account, covering events that have re...

  7. says:

    In dit deel beschrijft Kershaw de geschiedenis van Europa vanaf 1950 En net als het eerste deel, Afdaling in de hel, Europa 1914 1948 veel feiten en relatief weinig citaten Maar wel erg gedetailleerd en compleet Voor een sappiger maar minder compleet verhaal over de recente geschiedenis van Europa moet je toch echt In Europa van Geert Mak lezen Toch bijzonder om te lezen deze samenvatting van de moderne geschiedenis, vooral omdat je het grootste deel daarvan zelf heb meegemaakt Dus inder In dit deel beschrijft Kershaw de geschiedenis van Europa vanaf 1950 En net als het eerste deel, Afdaling in de hel, Europa 1914 1948 veel feiten en relatief weinig citaten Maar wel erg gedetailleerd en compleet Voor een sappiger maar minder compleet verhaal over de recente geschiedenis van Europa moet je toch echt In Europa van Geert Mak lezen Toch bijzonder om te lezen deze samenvatting van de moderne gesch...

  8. says:

    The usual God s view of European history in the given period but very well written and keeping one turning pages until the end highly recommended and arguably among the best in the series The Pursuit of Glory and The Pursuit of Power are the ot...

  9. says:

    I m not finished with this book I will finish it, and I ll correct this if I m wrong, but here s the experience so far I ve reached the 1968 protests we are told Western capitalist countries do bad things in spite of being good and Eastern communist countries do bad things all the time, every day, because they are bad, and when they do good things occasionally it is because of realpolitik and in spite of their overall badness.This thesis has certainly found legs in Mr Kershaw, even if those I m not finished with this book I will finish it, and I ll correct this if...

  10. says:

    This is a really strong arguably definitive history of post War Europe, a period that covers approximately the lifetime of baby boomers It s readable and authoritative, and does a good job of surveying history across the continent It references to Kershaw s previous volume, noting the contrast in a Europe wracked by two devastating world wars to one that is now peaceful and prosperous, though the journey was by no means smooth.The description of the Cold War was most interesting for the ex This is a really strong arguably definitive history of post War Europe, a period that covers approximately the lifetime of baby boomers It s readable and authoritative, and does a good job of surveying history across the continent It references to Kershaw s previous volume, noting the contrast in a Europe wracked by two devastating world wars to one that is no...

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