Collected here for the first time are some of the numerous essays and lectures by Norman Davies, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Europe, The Isles and Rising '44. Spanning more than fifteen years of his remarkable career, this highly accessible collection addresses many of the issues that continue to dominate the political and cultural climate of Europe today.
From the classical origins of the idea of Europe to the division between East and West during the Cold War; from the Jewish and Islamic strands in European history to the expansion of Europe to other continents; from the misunderstood Allied victory in 1945 to Britain's place in Europe; from reflections on the use and abuse of history to personal recollections on learning languages - this companion volume to the bestselling Europe looks at European history from a variety of unusual and entertaining angles in an equally stimulating and accessible way.
"Davies's writing is remarkable for its breadth of knowledge and for the ease and enthusiasm with which this is conveyed...we are blessed today to have a clutch of historians like Norman Davies... Ambitious, satisfying and enjoyable" (Carmen Callil Sunday Telegraph)
"Like a connoisseur picking up a find in a junk-shop, Davies holds up these events to a completely fresh light, and in so doing transforms them in our eyes. All sorts of unsettling questions spring to mind, and the comforting received versions of what happened in those years that some of us grew up with and grow old in appear alarmingly wide of the mark" (Adam Zamoyski Spectator)
"Lovers of serendipity will find much to enjoy here" (Max Hastings Sunday Times)
A new collection of essays from one of Britain's most renowned and respected historians - a companion volume to the bestselling Europe.
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Descrizione libro Pimlico, 2007. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0712609504
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Descrizione libro 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 153mm x 234mm x 26mm. Paperback. Collected here for the first time are some of the numerous essays and lectures by Norman Davies, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Europe, The Isles and Risin.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.498. Codice libro della libreria 9780712609500
Descrizione libro Pimlico, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110712609504