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This series provides seven original, through, and well-balanced volumes for courses in European history from the Renaissance to the present.
The individual volumes interlock to form a continuous narrative, but each volume also stands alone as a distinctive study of a major period of European history. Emphasis is placed on trends rather than isolated facts and on meaning and process in history. Where standard views are dated or inadequate, the authors do not hesitate to advance fresh interpretations. the result is history on a broad scale that measures up to the demands of current scholarship.
The Volumes in the Norton History of Modern Europe are striking in the quality of their illustrations and maps. New Sources have been drawn upon for engravings and halftones from contemporary documents and works of art; unusually clear maps have been prepared by the cartographer Harold K. Faye.
Posted April 9, 2010
I had to get this book for one of my university classes, which usually never bodes well for a book, but I found I rather enjoyed it. I felt it delivered a historical perspective without boring me or being too dry. In fact, I found myself enjoying it quite a bit before long. If you are interested in the period, or just looking to learn a bit more, this is a fantastic read to do so with and an educational experience that will surely feel like more fun than such. Even if you sre not much of one for history or conflict, if you need to read up on it, this book may just leave you interested anyway.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.