Europe East and West

Europe East and West

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 of our understanding of one of the most crucial episodes in European history, namely the Second World War. The essays confront prevalent distortions and prejudices; taken together, they also form a meditation on the art of history writing itself.

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 of learning languages - this companion volume to the best-selling "Europe" looks at European history from a variety of unusual and entertaing angles in an equally stimulating and accessible way.

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Europe East and West  - pl

The book is translated into: Polski.

ISBN: 9788324008513

Europe East and West  - bg

The book is translated into: Български.

ISBN: 9789544277864

English version details

  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape UK
    ISBN: 0224069241 | 9780224069243
    Cover: hardcover, paperback
    Pages: 352
    Audiobook: Not available
    Ebook: Available