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Where have all the soldiers gone? : the transformation of modern Europe / James J. Sheehan
Bib ID 4314603
Format BookBook
Author
Sheehan, James J
 
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Description Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008 
xx, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780618353965
0618353968
Summary

"In this book, James Sheehan charts what is perhaps the most radical shift in Europe's history: its transformation from wartorn battlefield to peaceful, prosperous society. For centuries, war was Europe's defining narrative, affecting every aspect of political, social, and cultural life. But after World War II, Europe began to reimagine statehood, rejecting ballooning defense budgets in favor of material well-being, social stability, and economic growth. Sheehan reveals how and why this happened, and what it means for America and the rest of the world."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Prologue: War and Peace in the Twentieth Century
  • Pt. I. Living in Peace, Preparing for War, 1900-1914
  • 1. "Without War, There Would Be No State"
  • 2. Pacifism and Militarism
  • 3. Europeans in a Violent World
  • Pt. II. A World Made by War, 1914-1945
  • 4. War and Revolution
  • 5. The Twenty-Year Truce
  • 6. The Last European War
  • Pt. III. States Without War
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-260) and index.

Subjects War and society - Europe.  |  Politics and war.  |  Europe - History - 20th century.  |  Europe - Economic conditions - 1945-  |  Europe - Defenses.

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