Social and Political Transformation: A History of Europe Since 1900
The following books are available for purchase at Broad Street Books in Middletown. Copies are also available at Olin Library, but are not on reserve. Browse frequently in the Olin collection; occasionally you may choose to substitute for the required readings with choices of your own on the same subject.
Tom Buchanan, Europe’s Troubled Peace, 1945-2000 (Blackwell)
Charles Cogan, Charles de Gaulle (St. Martin's)
Robert Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (Knopf)
Robin Winks, Europe, Crisis and Conflict (Oxford)
James Joll, The Origins of the First World War (Longman)
Martin Kitchen, Europe Between the Wars (Blackwell)
Martin Malia, The Soviet Tragedy (Simon & Schuster)
A.J.P. Taylor, The Origins of the Second World War (Simon & Schuster)
A documentary collection can be found on “Blackboard.” You can download and print the documents noted under readings for several class sessions.
Two take-home examination papers will be required. Each should be approximately five to six printed pages, double-spaced, exclusive of endnotes. The first paper will be due on Wednesday, July 12 at the beginning of class; the second will be due on Monday, August 7 . The questions will be handed out a week prior to the date the examination papers are due.
|Schedule of Classes and Readings|
For a few classes there are several readings suggested, and you may choose one or more of them. Please be sure to read all of the documents listed.
European Society and Politics, 1900-1914
Europe, Crisis and Conflict, chapters 1 and 2
Document A, Walter Bagehot, “The English Constitution”
World War I: Origins, Struggles, and Impact.
Robin Winks, Europe, Crisis and Conflict, chapter 3
The Russian Revolution
Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution, chapters 1 and 2, or
The Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin
Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution, chapters 3-6, or
** PAPER DUE, 9 A.M.**
The Treaty of Versailles. Fascist Italy
Kitchen, Europe Between the Wars, chapters 1, 2, and 8, or
Hitler and Nazi Germany
of the Will,” to be shown at the beginning of class.
Appeasement and the Origins of World War II
Kitchen, Europe Between the Wars, chapters 10-12,14, or
War, Collaboration, Resistance, and Liberation, 1940-1945
Tom Buchanan, Europe’s Troubled Peace, 1945-2000, chapter 1
Reconstruction and Renaissance, 1945-1958
Tom Buchanan, Europe’s Troubled Peace, 1945-2000, chapters 2, 3, and
Eastern Europe: The Long Collapse of Communism
Martin Malia, The Soviet Tragedy, chapters 9-13, or
PAPER DUE, 9 A. M.