New PDF release: A History of Modern Europe: From the Renaissance to the

By John Merriman

ISBN-10: 0393934330

ISBN-13: 9780393934335

A vintage in its box, enjoyed through teachers and scholars for its narrative aptitude, humor, authority, and accomplished assurance. greater than 100,000 copies sold!

to be had in either one-volume and two-volume paperback versions, A heritage of contemporary Europe provides a breathtaking survey of recent Europe from the Renaissance to the current day. A unmarried writer lends a unified strategy and constant variety all through, with an emphasis at the connections of occasions and folks over time.

The 3rd version, just like the ahead of it, is authoritative and updated. New to the 3rd variation is the subject of empire. From the imperial rivalries among France and Spain within the 16th and 17th centuries, during the upward thrust and fall of the Ottoman Turkish empire, and on into the imperial background of the 20th century―decolonization, the unfold of the Soviet empire, and the imperial strength of the United States―the subject matter of empire is helping scholars locate commonalities one of the occasions of ecu historical past.

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Were there no other tears? Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War. Who Triumphed with him? Each page a victory, At whose expense the victory ball? Every ten years a great man, Who paid the piper? So many particulars. So many questions. While writing this book, I have necessarily accumulated a good many debts to colleagues and friends. At Yale, Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria, Ivo Banac, Mark Micale, Lee Wandel, Henry Hyder, Vincent Moncrief, Linda Colley, Robin Winks, Geoffrey Parker, David Underdown, David Marshall, Richard Brodhead, Piotr Wandycz, Laura King, and, above all, Mark Steinberg and David Bell, shared their knowledge and expertise.

He alone? Caesar beat the Gauls, Was there not even a cook in his army? Philip of Spain wept as his fleet Was sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears? Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War. Who Triumphed with him? Each page a victory, At whose expense the victory ball? Every ten years a great man, Who paid the piper? So many particulars. So many questions. While writing this book, I have necessarily accumulated a good many debts to colleagues and friends. At Yale, Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria, Ivo Banac, Mark Micale, Lee Wandel, Henry Hyder, Vincent Moncrief, Linda Colley, Robin Winks, Geoffrey Parker, David Underdown, David Marshall, Richard Brodhead, Piotr Wandycz, Laura King, and, above all, Mark Steinberg and David Bell, shared their knowledge and expertise.

A reconfigured Europe calls for a new history. This survey of modern European history explores the roots of the economic and political problems that continue to beset Western and Eastern Europe. For example, it shows how the simmering ethnic tensions that burst into bloody civil war in Bosnia after the disintegration of Yugoslavia echoed the quarrels that eroded the stately Habsburg monarchy a century earlier. To convey an understanding of the complex tensions that still exist in Europe, this survey offers balanced coverage of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as of the West.

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