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The Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939 By R.J. Overy

The Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939 by R.J. Overy

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The inter-war years were, at the time, perceived to be years of crisis across the world. This work examines the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent economic crisis which struck at the very foundations of the capitalist world.

The Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939 Summary

The Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939 by R.J. Overy

The inter-war years were, at the time, perceived to be years of crisis across the world. The First World War, 'the war to end all wars', had solved nothing and its legacy was a world full of unresolved disputes and manifest ambiguities. Overy examines the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent economic crisis which struck at the very foundations of the capitalist world, and seeks to explain why dictatorships came to supplant democracy in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Baltic States and the Balkans, and why the world slid into war once more in 1939.

About R.J. Overy

Richard Overy is Professor in History at University of Exeter (previously Professor of Modern European History at King's College, London). He has written widely on history of the Third Reich, the Second World War and the Soviet Union, including a number of critically acclaimed books such as Russia's War (1999), the best-seller The Battle (2000), and Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands (2002). He was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize by the Society for Military History for a lifetime's contribution to military history. He is also a regular contributor to radio and television.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the series Acknowledgements Chronology PART ONE: THE BACKGROUND 1. What Kind of Crisis? PART TWO: ANALYSIS 2. Revolution and Counter-Revolution The Russian Revolution Exporting the Revolution The failure of revolution 3. A Crisis of Modernisation The challenge of modernity The conservative revolt 4. The 'End of Civilisation' Decline of the West Science and civilisation Women, sex and moral decline Psycho-Analysis and the Modern Malaise War and civilisation 5. The 'Great Crash': Capitalism in Crisis The causes of the Crash The effects of the recession The search for recovery The end of capitalism? 6. Democracy and Dictatorship The decline of democracy The appeal of dictatorship The 'New Order' in Politics 7. The International Crisis The unsettled peace The world crisis The slide to war PART THREE: ASSESSMENT 8. The Challenge of Progress PART FOUR: DOCUMENTS Glossary Who's Who Bibliography Index

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GOR002456094
9781405824682
1405824689
The Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939 by R.J. Overy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
2007-08-30
176
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