Table of contents for Europe in the era of two World Wars : from militarism and genocide to civil society, 1900-1950 / translated by V.R. Berghahn.


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INTRODUCTION 1

CHAPTER ONE: Europe before World War I, 1895-1914 7
Industrial Economy and Civil Society 7
The Curse of Ethnonationalism and Colonialism 15
Premonitions of Total War 26

CHAPTER TWO: Violence Unleashed, 1914-1923 33
Mobilization, 1914 33
The Totalization of Warfare 39
The Wars after the Great War 47

CHAPTER THREE: Recivilization and Its Failure, 1924-1935 58
The Short Dream of Prosperity for All 58
Militarism 70
The Stalinist Experiment in Violence 75

CHAPTER FOUR: Violence without Bounds, 1935-1945 82
Total Mobilization in Peacetime 82
Terroristic Warfare 99
Visions of a New European Order 113

CONCLUSIONS 130
Notes 143
Selected Bibliography 153
Chronology 155
Index 159




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political violence -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Totalitarianism -- History -- 20th century.