Europe - and the question of whether to stay in or leave - has dominated British politics for the last three years. Yet how much do you really know about the Continent?
From the Ice Age to the Cold War, from Reykjavik to the Volga, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, Norman Davies tells the entire story of Europe in a single volume. Discover the most ambitious history of the continent ever undertaken.
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Any European or world citizen should read this... History that illuminates the present day -- T. S. Learner * Big Issue * Books of real quality and importance are rare. Norman Davies's history of Europe is one of them. It is a brilliant achievement, written with intelligence, lucidity and a breathtaking width of knowledge... This is a book everyone should read -- A. C. Grayling * Financial Times * A noble monument of scholarship, and all the more noble because it is so full of surprise and feeling... There are superb assessments of vastly daunting subjects -- Jan Morris * Independent * Monumental, authoritative... A book for enquiring minds of all ages, it will answer hundreds of enquires and provoke thousands more -- Noel Malcolm * Sunday Telegraph * No history of Europe in the English language has been so even-handed in its treatment of east and west... Strong characterisation, vivid detail, trenchant opinions, cogent anaylsis all make this tremendous reading * Times Literary Supplement *
About Norman Davies
Norman Davies C. M. G., F. B. A. is Professor Emeritus of the University of London, a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and the author of several books on Polish and European history, including God's Playground, White Eagle, Red Star, The Isles, Microcosm and Europe: East and West.
Europe: A History by Norman Davies
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