This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. * * Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. * Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. * Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. * Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. * Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.