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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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"It takes a good deal of skill to accomplish the task Davies sets for himself, to write a general yet useful history of Europe in a single, readable volume. Davies masterfully guides us through the centuries on the continent, taking us from the Stone Age to the Atomic Age. His insight manifests itself in numerous areas, from the impact of scientific discovery on day-to-day life to the persistent, often overwhelming influence of the Roman Catholic Church. That chapter I covers the first five million years and chapters XI and XII (of a total twelve) span only the 20th century suggests that Europe has become a more complicated, if not more interesting, place. In range and erudition, originality of structure and eloquence, it represents a signal contribution to that body of scholarship which is both highly academic and highly accessible.Europe: A History is particularly timely and relevant as an increasingly diverse America contemplates Europe's future and its own.
" Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

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"Europe is a magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights and erudite in its scholarship."

"Europe brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement."

"A master of broad-brushstroke analysis, Davies navigates through the larger historical currents with the detail necessary to a well-written engaging narrative."

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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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MSD71, December 6, 2008 (view all comments by MSD71)
A really enthralling book. This book did exactly what I wanted, it lead me by the hand through the whole of the history of the European Continent, relating all the major happenings and the reasons why they happened. It also gives a good description of what was happening on the periphery of major events and how the two were intertwined. Obviously the real details of most events are not gone into, as nearly 1400 pages are more than enough for one book, but there are obvious points where Davies drops teaser for you to delve more, and every 5th page or so had me surfing the web for more details on specific events of interest to me. Also if you read this book with a copy of "Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
Expert v. 1.2" software it will greatly enhance your experience, (and no, i have nothing to do with the company). All in all a GREAT book to spend time reading and enjoying.
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peterteiman, March 24, 2008 (view all comments by peterteiman)
PETER TEIMAN FRANKLIN here,
Few books on European history portray the robust nature of this unique blend of cultures, except possibly Robert's History of the World.
PETER TEIMAN FRANKLIN,
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PETER TEIMAN FRANKLIN here,
Wonderful, panoramic book of European history, well worth reference in the future.
PETER TEIMAN FRANKLIN,
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060974688
Subtitle:
A History
Author:
Davies, Norman
Author:
by Norman Davies
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Europe History.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19980120
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1392
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.61 in 25.20 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
"Europe is a magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights and erudite in its scholarship."

"Europe brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement."

"A master of broad-brushstroke analysis, Davies navigates through the larger historical currents with the detail necessary to a well-written engaging narrative."

Publishers Weekly?(starred review)


"Synopsis" by , 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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