Jean Baptiste Duroselle Europe: The Enlightening History of a Continent


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Whether as an epic 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 ancient times, 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.

This book delves into events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, traces the continents evolution from the collapse of Communism through the Iraq War, global financial crisis, Brexit and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

And then looking forward, it explores what would be necessary for the continent to remain a global power-player for years to come.

About the Author

Anthony Teasdale (Afterword by) is Visiting Professor in Practice at the European Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) and Adjunct Professor in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, New York. From 2013 to 2022, he was Director General of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) in Brussels, having previously served as Special Adviser at the Foreign Office and HM Treasury in London. He is co-author of The Penguin Companion to European Union.

Jean Baptiste Duroselle (1917-94) was one of France's leading twentieth-century historians. Educated at the Ecole Normale Superieure, he was Professor of Contemporary History at the Sorbonne from 1964 to 1983 and President of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques of the Institut de France from 1985 to 1986. In addition to The Idea of Europe in History (1965) and Europe: A History of its Peoples (1990), he published books on the history of migration, Western ideas, France before and during the First World War, both French and US foreign policy, and Franco-American relations.

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