Europe: A History

Paperback | February 1, 1998

byNorman Davies

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Here is a masterpiece of historical narrative that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, as it tells the story of Europe, East and West. Norman Davies captures it all-the rise and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for power, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Europe's rise to become the powerhouse of the world, and its eclipse in our own century, following two devastating World Wars. This is the first major history of Europe to give equal weight to both East and West, and it shines light on fascinating minority communities, from heretics and lepers to Gypsies, Jews, and Muslims. It also takes an innovative approach, combining traditional narrative with unique features that help bring history alive: 299 time capsules scattered through the narrative capture telling aspects of an era. 12 -snapshots offer a panoramic look at all of Europe at a particular moment in history. Full coverage of Eastern Europe—100 maps and diagrams, 72 black-and-white plates.All told, Davies’'s Europe represents one of the most important and illuminating histories to be published in recent years.

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This bestselling masterwork chronicles the entire history of Europe, from the Ice Age to the Information Age, in one fascinating and information-packed volume. "A magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights, and erudite in its scholarship".--Zbigniew Brzezinski. 72 illustrations. 100 maps. Index.

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Here is a masterpiece of historical narrative that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, as it tells the story of Europe, East and West. Norman Davies captures it all-the rise and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for power, the Renaissance and the Reformation, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:1392 pages, 9.26 × 6.22 × 2.33 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Perennial

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ISBN - 10:0060974680

ISBN - 13:9780060974688

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from ... An excellent book, especially for students that are studing world history in school. Capsules and Appendix are awesome!
Date published: 2003-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Europe: A History A gigantic and impressive work that attempts to co-ordinate history from 10,000 BC to AD 1991. The book contains no new research and makes no claim to any originality. Instead, it focuses, broadens and establishes a shifting narrative that can only be compared to other ambitious general and narrative histories like Spengler's Decline of the West and Toynbee's History.
Date published: 1999-03-19

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This bestselling masterwork chronicles the entire history of Europe, from the Ice Age to the Information Age, in one fascinating and information-packed volume. "A magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights, and erudite in its scholarship".--Zbigniew Brzezinski. 72 illustrations. 100 maps. Index.