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Sunce first problem, in comparison with Judt’s PostWar is that Joll is covering years in less than five hundred pages, while Judt takes on 65 years in about seven hundred pages. There simply isn’t enough space to deal convincingly with the subject matter.
At its worst the book is a narrative political history of Britain, France, Germany and Italy with occasional me A solid narrative political history with jol and some social asides that covers Europe from circa to circa unevenly. At its worst the book is a narrative political history of Britain, France, Germany and Italy with occasional mentions of other countries.
Portugal is mentioned as an imperial power and then disappears until it joins the EEC, Austria gets a handful of mentions after WWI in at least four of which we are told that Dollfuss was assassinated in less significant I would have thought than the assassination of Walter Rathenau in which only merits two mentionsthe downside of this is that when events are covered – like the Colonels Coup in Greece, they come out of the blue and aren’t ojll in their historical context. The second major problem is the that the book was originally published in eurole later revised.
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I can’t help imagine that the lack of access to Eastern Europe after WWII limited the way in which Joll dealt with those countries in the pre-war period too. Not that this sticks out particularly – Scandinavia and the Iberian peninsula eufope also largely passed over, reinforcing the view that Europe is in fact western Europe and beyond it is some obscure grey zone of obscurity before one reaches either Africa or Asia.
The other issue with this europd that the expansion jkll the EU since would cause a historian writing today to give its establishment and rise more attention than it gets in this book although having said that Dince Aid doesn’t get much space either. Having said that, the tighter focus on a limited number of the bigger states helps give a narrative focus that works well in the chapters that deal with the build up to the world wars.
What the shortcomings of the volume bring home is just how ambitious an undertaking of this sort is. Yes there are omissions and curious judgements but it does provide a readable introduction to recent European history – but it is an introduction and not a destination.
View all 3 comments. Oct 04, Lauren Albert rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book grew on me as I read.
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It is an interesting book to read right now particularly since he briefly discusses the rise of the European Union and how the British were denied entry at first. The Conservatives, back then, were the ones who wanted admittance. It is also interesting since Joll wrote before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A very good eurlpe of late nineteenth and early twentieth century European h The book jol, on me as I read.
A very good review of late nineteenth and early twentieth century European history. Jul 07, Siria rated it really liked it Shelves: A broad and sophisticated look at the broad sweep of European political, social and cultural history from the late nineteenth century onwards, the standard and clarity of Joll’s research are such that even now, four decades after it was first written, it is still recommended reading for undergrads.
I first read it not for undergrad, though, but as part of my Leaving Cert prep, when it was an invaluable supplement for classes which were, how shall I put this Oct 07, Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Necessarily brief, given that it covers years of history in pages, but a superb primer that really helped to cement my understanding of the European late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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