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Recasting Bourgeois Europe
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Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade after World War I

Charles S. Maier


The author, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars of European history, published this, his first book, in 1975. Based on extensive archival research, the book examines how European societies progressed from a moment of social vulnerability to one of political and economic stabilization. Arguing that a common trajectory calls for a multi country analysis, the book provides a comparative history of three European nations—France, Germany, and Italy—and argues that they did not simply return to a prewar status quo, but achieved a new balance of state authority and interest group represen ... More

Keywords: economic stabilization, Europe, political stabilization, social vulnerability, France, Germany, Italy, World War II, state authority, interest groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691169798
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles S. Maier, author
Harvard University