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Europe : the struggle for supremacy, from 1453 to the present

Author: Brendan Simms
Publisher: Washington : Basic Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls central Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. In this authoritative account of the past half millennium of European history, prizewinning historian Brendan Simms shows how the battle for mastery over the heart of the European continent has long shaped global affairs. Beginning in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simms, Brendan.
Europe : The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present.
Washington : Basic Books, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan Simms
ISBN: 9780465065950 0465065953
OCLC Number: 836406084
Description: 1 online resource (721 pages)
Contents: List of Maps; Preface; Introduction: Europe in 1450; 1. Empires, 1453-1648; 2. Successions, 1649-1755; 3. Revolutions, 1756-1813; 4. Emancipations, 1814-66; 5. Unifications, 1867-1916; 6. Utopias, 1917-44; 7. Partitions, 1945-73; 8. Democracies, 1974-2011; Conclusion; References; Acknowledgements; Index.
Responsibility: Brendan Simms.

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A sweeping history of Europe since 1453, showing how the struggle over the continent's rich central territory has shaped the world we live in today.  Read more...

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Wall Street Journal "Prodigious...If postmodern scholarship has Ranke spinning in his grave, Mr. Simms's book will give his weary soul some rest... This is the history of Richelieu, Metternich and Read more...

 
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