Tras cuarenta anos leyendo y escribiendo acerca de la Europa contemporanea el historiador britanico Tony Judt investiga en Postguerra desde la devastacion. Postguerra. Una historia de Europa desde (Spanish Edition) eBook: Tony Judt: : Kindle Store. Tras cuarenta años leyendo y escribiendo acerca de la Europa contemporánea, el historiador británico Tony Judt investiga en Postguerra, según la mejor.

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The mosaic of Europe, part 1 chronological patterns. The Who and the Beatles! And in the end this historical work inevitably becomes more of an essay which results in rather ambiguous points of view, like on the European Union. Often, Judt will devote a series of segments pages would be an average to examples related to a single issue, as when he’s looking at Eastern European encounters with the Soviets in the 60s. Largely peaceful in France led by middleclass youth who stood for little but did inspire disgruntled workers to strike.

Tonh leaning parties from Communist to Christian Democratic vied for power. Judt fits together the pieces of European history from the fall of Nazi Germany to the fall of the Soviet Union. Last but not least, globalization and the rise of… football! Other European states also privatized industries. Stalin considered attacking Yugoslavia.

He’s also excellent on the changing importance of languages and the emergence of English as the shared language of 21st century Europe. Judt brings a reasonably classic political narrative of European history, but adds it with many socio-economic data and elements on mentality. This truly is as good as it gets. Education levels increased dramatically.

At this time of dour moods and prospects, the Marshall plan was announced.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

Out of the unfathomable judh and destruction of these episodes an entirely new Europe was c Europe’s present era of political and economic stability has extended so long that few are alive who remember a different time in that continent’s history.

In retrospect the treatment of the immediate post war years stands out as particularly good – but this may be due to their inherent drama.

For anyone interested, my notes follow, but I recommend going straight to the book. Although Judt chooses to “let the facts speak for themselves” he certainly is far from apolitical. While he admires past g I managed to get through my entire undergraduate and graduate studies in history without having ever read a single book by Tony Judt.

It’s notorious how historians and journalists have no talent with numbers. This and the mess in Algeria brought down the Fourth Republic in and France went its independent way with De Gaulle leading the new Fifth Republic with a stronger directly elected executive.


Svetlana I don’t think a post-Coldwar Marshall plan would have helped, since it was not the lack of money for economic development per se, but the lack of …more I don’t think a post-Coldwar Marshall plan would have helped, since it was not the lack of money for economic development per se, but the lack of experience in the democratic government structure.

The continent was bisected. But, as he acknowledges in the entertaining but somewhat bemused final pages on the 60s, a decade that had begun as the possession of old men, ended with a thorough questioning of authority that absolutely overthrew old ways of thinking. Judt has compressed a lifetime of study and exploration of European cultural memes into this masterwork, one which abounds with erudition, penetrating analysis, and wise reflection.

I really appreciate Judt’s comprehensive knowledge here and how he pointedly covers virtually every country pushing up against Russia’s borders. When Nasser expelled UN troops from Sinai inand Israel mobilized for war, like many European Jews, he volunteered to replace kibbutz members who had been called up.

Taking up immediately after the end of World War II, the book takes an astonishingly broad view of the post-war world, and though it focuses generally on the struggle between the Soviet satellites and the western world, and specifically on Europe, it’s amazing how he takes so many conflicting, confusing, and terribly complicated threads of history and makes them comprehensible and consistent.

I’d known that the challenge was daunting, but had no idea of just how unlikely the recovery of Europe was. The professional classes had been decimated.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since by Tony Judt

Without a thesis to guide him, Judt had to rely on a mixture of interest, instinct, and whim—the latter playing an especially significant role in some sections. First, the book assembled a whole lot of fragments of information and analysis I’d been carrying around into jdut coherent picture.

Bosnia was the most heterogeneous with Croat, Serb and Muslim populations. The first covers the period fromcentering on the immense challenges of rebuilding the physical, economic and social infrastructure of Europe in the wake of some years of devastation. As he says himself, Judt is rather like the proverbial fox than the hegdehog: At the same time Judt is not at all dogmatic or polemical; and you feel you are standing back far enough to get a clear sense of why events developed the way they did.

Second reading of Judt’s Postwar. Maybe there should have been more on Vatican II the treatment of religion is not postguetra strong point and less on CAMRA the UK campaign for real ale, ie traditionally brewed beer, as opposed to Lager style beers and with a book of such ambitious scope you can always question the distribution of space but on the whole – there is a want of a conception demonstrated in this, a big Braudelian vision of the direction of travel over this period, and so one can only poshguerra what is the historical significance of CAMRA for examplewhat does it tell us about modern Britain, and how does it fit into a history of postwar Europe, and why is it worth mentioning?


While he admires past giants like Hosbawm and Toynbee, Postwar is clearly his attempt at challenging Marxist and Whigish historical accounts of European history. I would say that just like his compatriot Beckham, Judt Ok, this is a history book. Most important was the dying off of the old guard: That’s serious change in my book. For one, most of the physical destruction of the war had actually occurred in Eastern Europe instead of the prosperous West. Why I finished it: I postguetra a couple of minor regrets after finishing this book.

It was agreed that Austria would be neutral and foreign troops were withdrawn. It was the foreign ministers meeting in that marked the recognition by France and the US that we were locked in a cold war. On to the cynical punk generationthe Sex Pistols and the replacement of writers and artists by satirists and political comedians as the new intellectual heroes.

Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political an Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world’s most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement.

Gorbachev through a Leninist lens tried modifying the Soviet System one piece at postguerra time but this was not possible in such a tightly controlled system.

But prior towarfare, oppression and chaos – along with imperial largesse and ethnic diversity – were the historical norm for European societies. That was a real surprise to me, but as he poztguerra out, virtually every country was complicit in some way. By most Europeans still lacked decent housing and sufficient food. I will explain later.