The History of Half-Forgotten Europe
My forty years in the writer's trade were marked by the publication of "Vanished Kingdoms". In many ways, it is my best book – wide-ranging, innovative in both form and content, and very solidly edited; but the latter stages of its production caused me more headaches than the preceding four decades.read more
SELECTED CHAPTERS OF "VANISHED KINGDOMS”
The latest book by Norman Davies has just appeared at the beginning of this autumn in bookstores. It is dedicated to the Anders Army and history of this extraordinary epic which had launched in the Soviet Union and ended up for its participants in different countries all around the globe.
On the 27th of October, 6:30 PM on University of Cambridge Professor Davies will present a talk entitled 'The Army of General Anders: Legions from a Lost World'. The talk will be followed by questions and discussion on Anders' Army and its legacy.
Rewiew - "Vanished Kingdoms"
"(...) According to Davies, all nation states and empires, however great, flourish for a season and are replaced. "The paths of glory lead but to the grave": he quotes Gray's "Elegy" on the subject. Rather than offer yet another history of a great power, Davies has chosen to concentrate on half-remembered but no less great nations and the manner of their demise. As well as a fascinating record, Vanished Kingdoms is intended as a riposte to British deprecations of "Ruritanian" outposts and the perceived inferior cultures of Eastern Europe."more