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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407091792
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 1392

Europe

A History




From the Ice Age to the Cold War, from Reykjavik to the Volga, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, Norman Davies here tells the entire story of Europe in a single volume. Chosen ten times as Book of the Year, it is the most ambitious history of the continent ever undertaken.

`One of those great books. . . It deserves the greatest possible readership. ' THE TIMES `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 `It brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement. ' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, SUNDAY TIMES `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. 'T. L. S

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407091792
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 1392

About the Author

Norman Davies

Norman Davies is a supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus at London University. His books include Europe: A History (a New York Times Notable Book), The Isles: A History, and the definitive history of Poland, God's Playground.

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Praise for Europe

“One of those great books. . . It deserves the greatest possible readership.”

The Times

“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

“It brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement.”

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Sunday Times

“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.”

The Times Literary Supplement


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