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The Times Atlas of European History

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Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovakia, Moldavia, Latvia, the Ukraine - new states are emerging across Europe, changing the map of the continent more dramatically than at any time since the World War I. This atlas puts Europe's complete history into an accessible series of maps, each with a clear commentary. It explains not only how the Europe of today has been shaped but makes clear the forces that moulded the Europe of the past. The atlas unfolds the key moments in European political history step-by-step, from the emergence of the first Greek city-states 3,000 years ago to the new states formed in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union. A series of 46 full-page colour maps chart the crucial stages in Europe's evolution to create a dynamic picture of a continent in flux, revealing the ebb and flow of Europe's political development in unprecedented clarity. In addition, a series of almost 200 subsidiary maps highlight important events and processes to provide essential historical background.

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A unique and straightforward presentation of the political changes in Europe from Ancient Greece right up to the most recent changes in the former Soviet Union.

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This atlas is above all a political portrayal of European history from 900 B.C. to 1994, tracing its development from the rise of the first states (Near East and Aegean worlds) to the breakup of the USSR. Forty-six key dates printed in large numerals on red borders introduce each section, which contains a map of the continent and a subsidiary map showing more local developments. Brief textual interpretations accompany the effective and visually appealing maps, which were prepared by the prestigious firm of Batholomew of Edinburgh. The contributors to this atlas are British academicians, among them Jeremy Black, editor of A Dictionary of Eighteenth Century World History (LJ 5/1/94); their comments are concise and elucidating. Key dates and explications include 550 B.C.: The Rise of Greece; 1030: Feudal Europe; 1940: The Nazi Conquest; and 1990-1994: The Collapse of Communism, which covers the struggles of the breakaway Russian region of Chechnya. Although most libraries will need a more comprehensive historical atlas, e.g., The Times Atlas of World History (Hammond, 1993. 4th ed.), the present work can be recommended as a complementary tool for public, academic, and secondary school libraries.?Harry E. Whitmore, formerly with Univ. of Maine at Augusta
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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