Jean Baptiste Duroselle

Europe: A History of its People
  • Europe: A History of its People

  • The first one-volume, complete history of Europe, as told by Europeans themselves, from Homo Erectus to the Celts, to Greek wisdom and Roman grandeur, all of the way to the European phenomenon - the Industrial Revolution.

    This is the definitive way to discover the real, modern Europe progressively unfolding, because looking back to the past reveals more about our future than we ever expected, and only by knowing how Europe came to be, can we know what really lies ahead.

    Whilst experiencing constant turbulence and change, Europe has made an astonishing mark on the world. How did one small continent become so powerful? How did such diverse islands come together to act as one? How did a diplomatic society descend into bloodshed and what does that mean for Europe today?

    For two-millenia Europe has been a superpower; it's fretted coastlines, it's many religions and revolutions have all shaped what it is now, and with more change ahead Jean-Baptiste Duroselle's Europe including a special and up-to-date introduction from Anthony Teasdale, Director General for Parliamentary research and former Special Advisor for the Deputy Prime Minister, couldn't be better timed. It is a much needed portrayal of our ever turbulent Europe.

Anthony Teasdale is Director General of the European Parliamentary Research Service, Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics, and Adjunct Professor in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Educated at Balliol and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford, he has previously served as Special Adviser at the Foreign Office and HM Treasury in London, and is co-author of The Penguin Companion to European Union

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