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A new collection of essays from one of Britain’s most renowned and respected historians — a companion volume to the bestselling Europe.
Collected here for the first time are some of the numerous essays and lectures by Norman Davies, author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Europe, The Isles, and Rising ‘44. Spanning over a decade-and-a-half of his remarkably prodigious career, this highly accessible collection addresses many of the issues that continue to dominate the political and cultural climate of Europe today.
In Europe East and West, Davies argues for a comprehensive view that challenges Western stereotypes and no longer ignores the history and experience of Eastern Europe. He shows that the conventional exclusion of Central and Eastern Europe has led to serious shortcomings in our understanding of the Second World War. The essays collected in this volume confront prevalent distortions and prejudices. Taken together, they also form a meditation on the art of history writing itself.
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Norman Davies is Professor Emeritus of the University of London and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He is the author of several books on Polish and European history including: God’s Playground; White Eagle; Red Star; The Isles; Europe; and Microcosm.Review:
Praise for Europe: A History
Short-listed for the 1997 NCR Award
“Books of real quality and importance are rare. Norman Davies’s history of Europe is one of them.”
“A huge, heroic book . . . After Davies, it will never be possible to write a history of Europe in the old way again.”
–London Review of Books
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0224069241
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