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|A Few Words on Geography||1|
|I||The Rise of Europe||9|
|II||The Upheaval in Christendom, 1300-1560||46|
|III||Economic Renewal and Wars of Religion, 1560-1648||106|
|IV||The Establishment of West-European Leadership||160|
|V||The Transformation of Eastern Europe, 1648-1740||210|
|VI||The Struggle for Wealth and Empire||250|
|VII||The Scientific View of the World||286|
|VIII||The Age of Enlightenment||314|
|IX||The French Revolution||361|
|XI||Reaction Versus Progress, 1815-1848||453|
|XII||Revolution and the Reimposition of Order, 1848-1870||500|
|XIII||The Consolidation of Large Nation States, 1859-1871||542|
|XIV||European Civilization, 1871-1914||583|
|XV||Europe's World Supremacy||642|
|XVI||The First World War||695|
|XVII||The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union||732|
|XVIII||The Apparent Victory of Democracy||777|
|XIX||Democracy and Dictatorship||805|
|XX||The Second World War||834|
|XXI||The Postwar Era: The Age of the Superpowers||867|
|XXII||Empires into Nations: The Developing World||919|
|XXIII||A World Endangered: The Cold War||978|
|XXIV||A World Transformed||1011|
|Appendix I: Chronological Tables||1068|
|Appendix II: Rulers and Regimes||1095|
|Appendix III: Historical Populations of Various Countries and Cities||1101|
Posted October 19, 2002
I used to enjoy history until my teacher assigned this book in my sophomore year of HIGH SCHOOL! But after I got used to the writing and started outlining it, I realized it is probably the best history book out there. I learned more in one chapter then I have in all my other years of history. My suggestion is to take notes on the chapters and buy this book if it's only issued to you in high school, the imformation is so valuable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 6, 2001
Posted April 19, 2001
When I was in high school, back in the days when there was still a Soviet Union,we studied the Sixhh Edition of this magnificent text. I've since completed an advanced degree and have yet to find a textbook in any subject as complete and thorough as Palmer. I've also yet to find more than a handful that were more time consuming to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2001
This book provides great insight into the history of Europe. Its readings are clear and precise, and the main themes of the different European ages become evident everytime one reads. Great Book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 20, 2001
The book is well-written and described every aspects of european history well, but the letters were small, and each page is like a thousand words and more. Beside that, there are not enough pictures. I took Ap modern European in high school last year, and I remembered I had no idea anything about european history, so it was hard for me at the beginning without any pictures or maps to tell me what war took place where. Though, I got use to it after a couple hundred pages (with my sore eyes, that made me to get glasses)and got interested...especially after 1603.....:)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 2, 2000
This is the best book to introduce someone to World History. It, however, is Euro-centrist. The authors qualify that bias in the beginning pages of the book. Even so it mentions Chinese and Japanese history and development.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.