A History

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
A history of Europe from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age features hundreds of "time capsules" that describe daily life at a particular time, along with panoramic descriptions of all of Europe at each period

Blackwell North Amer
From the Ice Age to the Cold War, from Reykjavik to the Volga, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, Norman Davies here tells the entire history of Europe in one single volume.
The narrative zooms in from the distant focus of Chapter One, which explores the first five million years of the continent's development, to the close focus of the last two chapters, which cover the twentieth century at roughly one page per year.
In between, Norman Davies presents a vast canvas packed with startling detail and thoughtful analysis. Alongside Europe's better-known stories - human, national and international - he examines subjects often spurned or neglected - Europe's stateless nations, for example, as well as the nation-states and great powers, and the minority groups from heretics and lepers to Romanies, Jews, and Muslims. He reveals not only the rich diversity of Europe's past but also the numerous prisms through which it can be viewed.

Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780198201717
Characteristics: 1365 p. : ill


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7Liberty7 Oct 16, 2014

Finally Eastern Europe is back on the maps, so to speak. No longer is European history the histories of France, Germany, the UK, and Russia almost exclusively. Now we also read of Ukraine, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, and all the other countries of Europe.

Oct 07, 2010

A fantastic achievement. Mr. Davies stuffs thousands of years of European history into one massive volume in "Europe: A History." Its greatest accomplishment, however, is its inclusion of the history of Eastern Europe that the majority of popular European history books tend to exclude. If you need exposure to the workings of medieval Hungary more than the intricacies of (once again) feudal France, this is likely the text for you.

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