The Cambridge History of the Second World War

The Cambridge History of the Second World War


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War is often described as an extension of politics by violent means. With contributions from twenty-eight eminent historians, Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the Second World War examines the relationship between ideology and politics in the war's origins, dynamics and consequences. Part I examines the ideologies of the combatants and shows how the war can be understood as a struggle of words, ideas and values with the rival powers expressing divergent claims to justice and controlling news from the front in order to sustain moral and influence international opinion. Part II looks at politics from the perspective of pre-war and wartime diplomacy as well as examining the way in which neutrals were treated and behaved. The volume concludes by assessing the impact of states, politics and ideology on the fate of individuals as occupied and liberated peoples, collaborators and resistors, and as British and French colonial subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107034075
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/23/2015
Series: The Cambridge History of the Second World War , #2
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.57(d)

About the Author

Richard Bosworth is Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.

Joseph Maiolo is Professor of International History in the Department of War Studies at King's College London.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Volume 2 Richard Bosworth and Joseph Maiolo; Part I. Ideologies: Introduction to Part I Richard Bosworth and Joseph Maiolo; 1. The Axis: Germany, Japan and Italy on the road to war Robert Gerwarth; 2. Western allied ideology, 1939-45 Talbot Imlay; 3. The Soviet Union and international left Silvio Pons; 4. The propaganda war Jo Fox; 5. Reporting from the battlefield: censorship and journalism Steven Casey; 6. International organizations Patricia Clavin; 7. Nazi genocides Jürgen Matthäus; 8. War crimes trials Donald Bloxham and Jonathan Waterlow; Part II. Diplomacy and Alliances: Introduction to Part II Richard Bosworth and Joseph Maiolo; 9. Europe: the failure of diplomacy, 1933-40 Peter Jackson; 10. Asia-Pacific: the failure of diplomacy, 1931-41 Peter Mauch; 11. The diplomacy of the Axis, 1940-41 Norman J. W. Goda; 12. The diplomacy of the Grand Alliance David Reynolds; 13. Spain: betting on a Nazi victory Paul Preston; 14. Sweden: negotiated neutrality Klas Åmark; Part III. Occupation, Collaboration, Resistance and Liberation: Introduction to Part III Richard Bosworth and Joseph Maiolo; 15. Wartime occupation by Germany: food and sex Nicholas Stargardt; 16. Collaboration, resistance and liberation in Western Europe William I. Hitchcock; 17. Wartime occupation by Italy Davide Rodogno; 18. Collaboration, resistance and liberation in the Balkans, 1941-45 Gregor Kranjc; 19. Soviet liberations and occupations, 1939-49 Mark Edele; 20. Collaboration, resistance and accommodation in Northeast Asia Margherita Zanasi; 21. Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia, 1941-45 Paul H. Kratoska and Ken'ichi Goto; 22. The British Empire, 1939-45 Ashley Jackson; 23. France and its colonial civil wars, 1940-45 Martin Thomas; 24. The Muslim world in the Second World War David Motodel; Bibliographical essays; Index.

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