Reviews of Books

Traveling through Europe's centuries

Friday 17 January 1997 Los Angeles Times, Anthony Day
Europe: A History

In his book, Davies delivers two strong messages of great relevance to the present generation. The first is that no single nation or group has the exclusive rights to a definition of European history and "Western civilization."The second is that true European unity may now be becoming possible and is certainly desirable. Especially if Europe's next few thousands years are to avoid the cruelty and slaughter of the last few thousand. Davies quotes and more than amply supports Edward Gibbon's observation that "history is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.

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