Cosmopolitan Islanders: British Historians and the European Continent

Cosmopolitan Islanders: British Historians and the European Continent

by Richard J. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521199980

ISBN-13: 9780521199988

Pub. Date: 05/14/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Cosmopolitan Islanders one of the world's leading historians asks why it is that so many prominent and influential British historians have devoted themselves to the study of the European continent. Books on the history of France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and many other European countries, and of Europe more generally, have frequently reached the best-seller lists

Overview

In Cosmopolitan Islanders one of the world's leading historians asks why it is that so many prominent and influential British historians have devoted themselves to the study of the European continent. Books on the history of France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and many other European countries, and of Europe more generally, have frequently reached the best-seller lists both in Britain and (in translation) in those European countries themselves. Yet the same is emphatically not true in reverse. Richard J. Evans traces the evolution of British interest in the history of Continental Europe from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century. He goes on to discuss why British historians who work on aspects of European history in the present day have chosen to do so and why this distinguished tradition is now under threat. Cosmopolitan Islanders ends with some reflections on what needs to be done to ensure its continuation in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521199988
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/14/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Unequal exchanges; 2. The view across the Channel; 3. Open borders; 4. A sense of adventure; 5. The language problem; Appendix; Further reading.

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