© 1995

Europe 1945–1990s

The End of an Era?

  • Antonio Varsori

Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Antonio Varsori, Dilys M. Hill
      Pages 1-13
  3. Europe in the Aftermath of the Second World War (1945–7)

  4. The Presence of the Superpowers in Europe (1947–54)

  5. The Traditional European Powers between Decadence and New Challenges (1947–58)

About this book


The book, which is the outcome of an international conference held under the auspices of the University of Florence, aims at sketching out, through the contributions by distinguished scholars from various nationalities, the origins and characteristics of the system which has been imposed on Europe between the end of the Second World War and the mid-1950s, as well as at analysing the most important consequences of the events which, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the 'end of the cold war', have radically transformed the European scene.


Charles de Gaulle Cold War communism desegregation European Integration European policy international relations NATO Policy World War I World War II

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Varsori
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FlorenceItaly

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