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"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)
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.
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1996. Soft cover. État : New. New paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 010349
Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. 1st. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0195209125
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1996. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A monumental history of the continent of Europe, East and West, from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age-- Packed with momentous events: the rise and fall of Rome, the Renaissance and the Reformation, Europe's rise as powerhouse of the world, and its decline in our own century-- Features 299 "time capsules" that capture the sense of life as it was lived at a particular time, plus 12 "snapshots" that offer a panoramic look at all of Europe at a particular moment in history-- Includes over 100 maps and diagrams, and 72 black-and-white plates"In the beginning", writes Norman Davies, "there was no Europe. All there was, for five million years, was a long, sinuous peninsula with no name, set like the figurehead of a ship on the prow of the world's largest land mass. To the west lay the ocean which no one had crossed. To the south lay two enclosed and interlinked seas, sprinkled with islands, inlets, and peninsulas of their own. To the north lay the great polar icecap, expanding and contracting across the ages like some monstrous, freezing jellyfish. To the east lay the land-bridge to the rest of the world, whence all peoples and all civilizations were to come". So begins Davies's magisterial Europe, a master work of history that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, as it tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to the present day.Davies's absorbing narrative captures the full drama of European history, on a sweeping canvas fill. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0195209125
Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. N° de réf. du libraire 1402260050
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0195209125
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, Oxford, London, New York, Toronto, &c., 1996. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 1st Edition. BRILLIANT: MASSIVE: ILLUMINATING: TIMELESS: NEW First edition hardcover (1996) 1st printing, new unclipped mylar-protected illustrated jacket, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, new rich-brown durable cover w/ titles & Oxford crest gold-stamped on spine & sharp new edges & corners, new sewn binding w/ gold head-bands at spine-caps, immaculate pale-gray front & back medium card-stock end-papers displaying Davies' "time-capsule" map of Europe, pristine interior handsomely printed on excellent unblemished paper * 6.24" x 9.50" x 2.62", 1.98 kg, xvii+1365 (1383) pp. * Preface (vii), List of Maps (xiii), The Legend of Europa (xv), Introduction (1), Notes to Chapters (1137), Notes to Chapters (1173), Appendix I: List of Capsules (1203), Appendix II: Notes on Plates & Acknowledgments (1205), Appendix III: Historical Compendium (1213), Index (1337) * Illustrated w/ 29 b-w line maps & 72 b-w plates presented in two 16-pp. inserts (following pp. 430 & 942) on superb gloss-laminated paper * 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 massive & brilliant 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 20th century at c. one page per year. In between, Norman Davies presents a vast canvas packed w/ startling detail & thoughtful analysis. Alongside Europe's better-known stories (human, national & international) he examines subjects often spurned or neglected: Europe's stateless nations, for example, as well as the nation states & great powers, and the minority groups from heretics & lepers to Romanies, Jews & Muslims. He reveals not only the rich diversity of Europe's past but also the numerous prisms through which it can be viewed. Each chapter contains a selection of telephoto "capsules" illustrating specific issues that cut across the chronological flow. Each chapter concludes w/ a wide-angle "snapshot" of the whole continent captured at one symbolic moment. The overall effect is stunning: a kind of historical picture album w/ panoramic tableaux interspersed w/ detailed inserts & close-ups. In its range & ambition, its original structure & glittering style, Norman Davies' "Europe" represents one of the most important & illuminating books ever to be published by Oxford. N° de réf. du libraire 007435
Description du livre Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.: Oxford Univ Pr, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. N° de réf. du libraire 981
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110195209125