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A Vision of Europe: Franco-German Relations during the Great Depression, 1929-1932

Conan Fischer


A Vision of Europe analyses a little-known collaborative effort by France and Germany to secure a durable peace between the World Wars, through European integration organized around a Franco-German axis. Received wisdom has it that the era of Franco-German rapprochement depended from 1925 on a close personal relationship between the French and German Foreign Ministers, Briand and Stresemann. With Stresemann’s death in 1929, and the simultaneous onset of the interwar Great Depression, Germany in particular allegedly turned its back on this process of rapprochement several years before Hitler to ... More

Keywords: interwar Europe, European integration, Franco-German relations, Aristide Briand, Gustav Stresemann, Heinrich Brüning, Great Depression, European diplomacy, European economy, 1919 peace settlement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199676293
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676293.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conan Fischer, author
Professor of History, University of St Andrews