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  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141037172
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $30.00
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Europe

The Struggle For Supremacy, 1453 To The Present



In Europe Brendan Simms recounts its compelling history over the last 550 years, from the fall of Constantinople to the rise of modern democracies. It is the story of highly competitive and mutually suspicious monarchies and republics; of empires, revolution, rivalry, unification and utopias.

Brendan Simms's formidable, game-changing history of Europe
In this marvelously ambitious and exciting book, Brendan Simms tells the story of Europe's constantly shifting geopolitics and the peculiar circumstances that have made it both so impossible to dominate, but also so dynamic and ferocious. It is the story of a group of highly competitive and mutually suspicious dynasties, but also of a continent uniquely prone to interference from 'semi-detached' elements, such as Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Britain and (just as centrally to Simms's argument) the United States.

  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141037172
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $30.00
Categories:

About the author

Brendan Simms

Brendan Simms is director of studies in history at Peterhouse and the Newton Sheehy Lecturer in International Relations at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Impact of Napoleon and many articles and reviews on the wars of the Yugoslav succession, the Third Reich, and international history.

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