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I don't understand the meaning of the word "study" in this sentence: It was among the most placid, a study in harmony and prosperity. Could someone kindly tell me what it means here?

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"For the first half of the twentieth century, Europe was the most turbulent region
on earth, convulsed by war, economic crisis, and social and political conflict. For the
second half of the century, it was among the most placid, a study in harmony and
prosperity. What changed?"

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I don't understand the meaning of the word "study" in this sentence: It was among the most placid, a study in harmony and prosperity. Could someone kindly tell me what it means here?

Here is the context:
"For the first half of the twentieth century, Europe was the most turbulent region
on earth, convulsed by war, economic crisis, and social and political conflict. For the
second half of the century, it was among the most placid, a study in harmony and
prosperity. What changed?"
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