Synopses & Reviews
Europe 1880-1945 surveys the continent when it was at the apogee of its power. In these sixty five years Europe's political and economic domination of the globe came to a climax and then crumbled. Europe's internal divisions and failure to solve internal problems brought it twice to the brink of self destruction. European quarrels detonated two World Wars and the struggle to dominate Europe dictated the course of both.
Europe 1880-1945 is the classic survey of the period. Social, economic and cultural history are integrated within a firm framework of political narrative and the major themes around which the text is organised are presented through sharp and striking detail. These general themes link together the history of individual countries; it is a true history of Europe as a whole.
For this new edition, John Roberts has revised the text in the light of the latest scholarship and added a new guide to further reading.
John Roberts taught for twenty five years at Oxford, before becoming Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton and then returning to Oxford to become Warden of Merton College.
He is the author of many successful books, including History of World and wrote and recorded a thirteen part television series for BBC, Triumph of the World.
Suitable for 19th and 20th century Europe/modern Europe undergraduate courses.This well-established and immensely successful book provides a standard introduction to the subject by one of Britain's most popular historians. Social, economic and social history are skillfully integrated within a framework of political narrative history.