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Looking for a single book about Europe’s modern history - 9/9/2019 8:42:49 AM   
RFalvo69


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Hi all,

recently I decided to expand my knowledge in historical affairs by looking at Europe’s modern history. The time-span I would like to cover is, roughly, from XVI to late XVIII Century (AKA from Renaissance to Napoleon (excluded) - AKA The Europa Universalis timespan).

I’m looking for a book which covers events like (randomly) the Seven Years War, the Thirty Years War,, the various peace treaties (shameful example: I’m clueless about what the Peace of Westphalia was about)... The whole lot.

Length is not a problem, as long as it is a good overview. I plan to follow up with more specific books about the events which particularly interested me, but right now I’m looking for a “general map” of European history after the Middle Ages.

Suggestions?

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RE: Looking for a single book about Europe’s modern his... - 9/9/2019 12:02:06 PM   
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RE: Looking for a single book about Europe’s modern his... - 9/9/2019 7:13:24 PM   
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Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present
Simms, Brendan (published by Allen Lane [a Penguin Book imprint]) 2013

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RE: Looking for a single book about Europe’s modern his... - 9/10/2019 12:23:48 AM   
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I just finished a big book called
The Global Age ,Europe 1950-2017 by Ian Kershaw written in 2018. Good book on the years, was in the local library.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46432063-the-global-ageet it at library.

Check on Amazon as well


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RE: Looking for a single book about Europe’s modern his... - 9/11/2019 1:02:13 AM   
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Is that the expurgated version?

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RE: Looking for a single book about Europe’s modern his... - 9/11/2019 5:25:53 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


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ORIGINAL: warspite1

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Is that the expurgated version?

What's the matter? Can't you read invisible ink?

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RE: Looking for a single book about Europe’s modern his... - 9/11/2019 8:38:22 AM   
RFalvo69


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Thanks for your suggestions I found an excellent Italian book (well, two heavy volumes) on the matter, but I’ll check them too.

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