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The European Crucible, 1914-1947: Politics, Culture and Society


Value half unit


Dr Rudolf Muhs, Prof. Helen Graham, Dr Daniel Beer


Taught through weekly lectures and weekly follow-up seminars 


Best Essay of 2 (30%) and 2-hour Exam (70%)

This course covers the repercussions of the First World War and the Bolshevik revolution; economic crisis; the collapse of parliamentary regimes in the inter-war period; Italian fascism; German Nazism; Stalinism in Russia; the civil war and the origins of the Franco regime in Spain; and the Holocaust. The course is taught comparatively to encourage students to identify processes and problems common to the European experience


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