Europe in the Modern World: A New Narrative History (Paperback)

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Europe in the Modern World, Second Edition, is an engaging narrative history of Europe since 1500. Written by an award-winning teacher and scholar, it highlights the major episodes of the European past and vividly connects those episodes to major international events. Each chapter opens with a compelling biographical sketch that gives the book's ideas a vibrant, human face.

Europe in the Modern World pays considerably more attention to economic history than other textbooks do, demonstrating the role that economic developments--and the political, social, and cultural responses to them--play in shaping the political and social life of a given age. By taking politics and economics seriously while doing justice to social and cultural life, this unique book explains the key phenomena of the Western past with clarity and verve. It reads not like a typical academic text, but more like the best narrative history.

About the Author


Edward Berenson is Chair and Professor of History at New York University. He is an accomplished teacher, having received the American Historical Association's Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award and UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award. His contributions to French studies and to Franco-American understanding earned him a prestigious decoration from former French President Jacques Chirac: Knight in the Order of Merit (2006). Berenson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Social Science Research Council, and he is the author or editor of eight books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190078850
ISBN-10: 0190078855
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 31st, 2020
Pages: 864
Language: English

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