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  • An expert and meticulous look at the events that shaped the continent... it should have a prominent place on the shelf of anybody, professional or layperson, who wants to make sense of present-day Europe

    Josef Joffe, Financial Times
  • This is a remarkable pan-European survey, and one can only admire the vast range of scholarship lightly worn

    Robert Tombs, The Times
  • A supreme achievement, wearing its immense learning lightly and written with page-turning energy

    Literary Review
  • In synthesizing and evaluating an enormous body of scholarship, not only on Europe, East and West, but also on the wider world and the globalisation processes that have so deeply affected European history, Ian Kershaw has produced a historical masterpiece.

    Times Literary Supplement
  • A formidable historian of detail


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