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Ruin and Renewal

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Published: February 2021
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Author: Paul Betts
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BIC Subject: General & world history
Published By: Profile Books
 
Published: 02-Feb-2021
Format: Hardback, 544 pages, 153x234mm
ISBN: 9781788161091
Stock Code: 8161091
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A major new history of post-war Europe.A major new history of post-war Europe.
In 1945, Europe lay in ruins - its cities and towns destroyed by conflict, its economies crippled, its societies ripped apart by war and violence. In the years that followed, Europeans tried to make sense of what had happened - and to forge a new understanding of civilisation that would bring peace and progress to a broken continent.

As they wrestled with questions great and small - from the legacy of colonialism to workplace etiquette - institutions and shared ideals emerged which still shape our world today. Drawing on original sources as well as individual stories and voices, this is a gripping and authoritative account of how Europe rebuilt itself - and what we, in the twenty-first century, could lose again.