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Europe : a history

Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Davies
ISBN: 0195209125 9780195209129 0198201710 9780198201717
OCLC Number: 35593922
Description: xvii, 1365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Legend of Europa --
I. Peninsula: Environment and Prehistory --
II. Hellas: Ancient Greece --
III. Roma: Ancient Rome, 753 BC-AD 337 --
IV. Origo: The Birth of Europe, AD c.330-800 --
V. Medium: The Middle Age, c.750-1270 --
VI. Pestis: Christendom in Crisis, c.1250-1493 --
VII. Renatio: Renaissances and Reformations, c.1450-1670 --
VIII. Lumen: Enlightenment and Absolutism, c.1650-1789 --
IX. Revolutio: A Continent in Turmoil, c.1770-1815 --
X. Dynamo: Powerhouse of the World, 1815-1914 --
XI. Tenebrae: Europe in Eclipse, 1914-1945 --
XII. Divisa et Indivisa: Europe Divided and Undivided, 1945-1991.
Responsibility: Norman Davies.
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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.

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