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The Resource Ruin and renewal : civilizing Europe after World War II, Paul Betts

Ruin and renewal : civilizing Europe after World War II, Paul Betts

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Ruin and renewal : civilizing Europe after World War II
Title
Ruin and renewal
Title remainder
civilizing Europe after World War II
Statement of responsibility
Paul Betts
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1945, Europe lay in ruins. Some fifty million people were dead, and millions more languished in physical and moral disarray. The devastation of World War II was unprecedented in character as well as in scale. Unlike the First World War, the second blurred the line between soldier and civilian, inflicting untold horrors on people from all walks of life. A continent that had previously considered itself the very measure of civilization for the world had turned into its barbaric opposite. Reconstruction, then, was a matter of turning Europe's "civilizing mission" inward. In this magisterial work, Oxford historian Paul Betts describes how this effort found expression in humanitarian relief work, the prosecution of war crimes against humanity, a resurgent Catholic Church, peace campaigns, expanded welfare policies, renewed global engagement and numerous efforts to salvage damaged cultural traditions. Authoritative and sweeping, Ruin and Renewal is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand how Europe was transformed after the destruction of World War II."--Publisher description
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Tone
Writing style
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10940264
Cataloging source
YDX
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1963-
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Betts, Paul
Dewey number
940.55
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D1055
LC item number
.B48 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Europe
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
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civilizing Europe after World War II
Label
Ruin and renewal : civilizing Europe after World War II, Paul Betts
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Old world made new -- Call to Alms -- Punishment and pity -- Faith and frontiers -- Science, shelter, and civility --empire reclaimed -- Decolonization and African civilization: Ghana, Algeria, and Senegal -- World civilization -- Socialism's civilizing mission in Africa -- Religion, race, and multiculturalism -- Conclusion: New iron curtains -- Afterword and acknowledgements
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 536 pages
Isbn
9781541672468
Lccn
2020944635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1143621765
  • (OCoLC)on1143621765
  • 680294
Label
Ruin and renewal : civilizing Europe after World War II, Paul Betts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Old world made new -- Call to Alms -- Punishment and pity -- Faith and frontiers -- Science, shelter, and civility --empire reclaimed -- Decolonization and African civilization: Ghana, Algeria, and Senegal -- World civilization -- Socialism's civilizing mission in Africa -- Religion, race, and multiculturalism -- Conclusion: New iron curtains -- Afterword and acknowledgements
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 536 pages
Isbn
9781541672468
Lccn
2020944635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1143621765
  • (OCoLC)on1143621765
  • 680294

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