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New title in the BiG publication series

In No. 81 of our publication series, Nicolas Penseyres examines the history of France in 1948 against the backdrop of the Cold War based on security studies.

04.10.2021 | Library Am Guisanplatz, Mathias Kobel

The image shows the cover page of No. 81 in the BiG publication series, Penseyres, Achtung Sowjetunion! Frankreichs Sicherheit im Schicksalsjahr 1948 unter dem Blickwinkel der «Versicherheitlichung» (in German only).
No. 81 in the BiG publication series, Penseyres, Achtung Sowjetunion! Frankreichs Sicherheit im Schicksalsjahr 1948 unter dem Blickwinkel der «Versicherheitlichung» (in German only).

1948 played an influential role in French contemporary history. On the one hand, it was the year in which important events took place that were to influence the future of Europe (Berlin Airlift, Brussels Pact, Prague coup and Tito-Stalin split). On the other hand, it was also a fateful year for France in the polarisation process that slowly led to the Cold War. French foreign policy, which after the Second World War had been caught up in a strategy of dual policy towards the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, now had to publicly announce a change of course. It had to admit to thinking in larger terms and to switch from bilateral agreements to multilateral agreements, under the supervision of Washington and with a suspicious eye on Moscow. So what did security mean for France in 1948 and what did it not mean?

This edition of the series can be downloaded free of charge online from our library catalogue.

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