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When World War II ended, Europe was in ruins. Yet politically and socially, the years between 1943 and 1947 were a time of dramatic reconfigurations that proved to be foundational for the making of today’s Europe. This volume homes in on the crucial period from the beginning of the end of Nazi rule to the advent of the Cold War. It demonstrates how the everyday experiences of Europeans during these five years shaped the transition of their societies from war to peace. The essays explore these reconfigurations on different scales and levels with the purpose of enhancing our understanding of how wars end.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Introduction: Seeking Peace in the Wake of War: Europe, 1943-1947
  2. pp. 9-24
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  1. 1 – In the Wake of War
  1. The ‘War Syndrome’
  2. pp. 25-62
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  1. Germans into Allies: Writing a Diary in 1945
  2. pp. 63-90
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  1. Two Paths to the Same End?: The Challenges of the Liberation in France and Italy
  2. pp. 91-116
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  1. ‘Liberators and Patriots’: Military Interim Rule and the Politics of Transition in the Netherlands, 1944-1945
  2. pp. 117-142
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  1. 2 – Reordering Communities
  1. The Latvian Orphans Released from the Siberian Special Settlements (1946-1947): The Story of an Unusual Rescue in the Post-War USSR
  2. pp. 143-162
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  1. Migration and Cleansing: Building a New Society in the Czech Borderlands after 1945
  2. pp. 163-182
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  1. To Stay or to Go?: Reconfigurations of Jewish Life in Post-War Poland, 19441947
  2. pp. 183-202
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  1. Fighters Like No Others: The Soviet Partisans in the Wake of War
  2. pp. 203-214
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  1. 3 – Organizing the Peace
  1. How the Soviet Empire Relied on Diversity: Territorial Expansion and National Borders at the End of World War II in Ruthenia
  2. pp. 215-246
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  1. Social Security and the End of the Second World War in France, the Netherlands and Belgium: Social Peace, Organizational Power and the State
  2. pp. 247-276
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  1. The Politics of Reconstruction: Foreign Aid and State Authority in Greece, 1945-1947
  2. pp. 277-296
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  1. Organizing World Peace: The International Labour Organisation from the Second World War to the Cold War
  2. pp. 297-314
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 315-326
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  1. Contributors to this Volume
  2. pp. 327-330
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 331-356
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-360
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048515257
Related ISBN
9789089643780
MARC Record
OCLC
1163638172
Pages
396
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-08
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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