Postwar. A History of Europe since 1945
by Tony Judt
Published in October 2005 by Penguin (US)
and Heinemann (UK)
The literature on Europe since the Second World War is huge - and like
Europe itself - steadily expanding. The titles listed in this
bibliography are but a small selection of the English-language books
that I have found most interesting or helpful in the writing of Postwar.
Wherever possible I have listed books (and editions of books) that are
likely to be available for readers to consult or purchase. For the same
reason I have not included primary sources except memoirs and the
occasional contemporary report, nor have I listed published works in
The bibliography is arranged in three parts. The first section is a
list of books dealing with the history of modern Europe, together with
works devoted to particular countries or regions. The second section is
divided into a number of general topics: the Cold War, immigration,
culture and the arts, etc. In the third section I have grouped books by
chapter, listing works to which I am indebted for information used in a
particular chapter or that I found especially helpful.
This way of organizing the bibliography inevitably entails overlap.
Thus, to take one example: readers interested in learning more about
French intellectuals in the Cold War years might refer to books listed
under various headings - France; The Cold War; Europe and the USA; Intellectuals; as well as e.g. Chapter VII: Culture Wars. Similarly, readers seeking to learn more about the economic history of post-war Europe might find it helpful to look under General Histories; Economics; European Union, as well as various chapters where economic history is emphasized, notably Chapters III, X, XIV, etc. Like Postwar
itself, this bibliography is intended for the general reader, though I
hope that students and specialists will also find it a useful guide.
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