Jean Baptiste Duroselle



The Enlightening History of a Continent


Whether as a battleground or a cradle of civilizations, Europe has left an enduring imprint on the history of the world for over two millennia.

From megalithic civilizations through classical antiquity, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of nationalism, two world wars and the years that followed, this book looks beyond a series of distinct national histories to offer the history of Europe as an often shared experience across one continent.

Europe: The History of a Continent, updated to cover events since the fall of the Berlin Wall, traces the evolution of Europe from the collapse of Communism through the Iraq War, global financial crisis, Brexit and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Looking forward, it explores what would be necessary for the continent to remain a power-player in the future.