Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe After the Second World War (Hardback)Paul Betts (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 739 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 32 mm
Paul Betts uses the concept of 'civilisation' like a radiographer's dye to reveal some deeply unsettling pathologies beneath the skin of post-war Europe. Ruin and Renewal is an impressively wide-ranging, original synthesis of cultural and political history. -- Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
Ruin and Renewal is a marvellously subtle and wide-ranging exploration of the ways in which Europe rebuilt itself materially and morally after the Second World War. Paul Betts boldly uses the much debated and controversial concept of civilization to show how Europeans, on both sides of the Cold War, redefined themselves and others. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the world of today. -- Margaret MacMillan, author of The War that Ended Peace
Excellent ... much to ponder * Financial Times *
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