Modern Europe 1789-1989 by Asa Briggs
At last! This widely-used three volume introductory survey of the history of Europe from the end of the classical world to moderrn times is now completed with the eagerly awaited final volume. This ambitious survey covers the critical two centuries from the French Revolution to the fall of the Soviet Empire, when Europe evolved its own distinctive sense of identity. Asa Briggs and Patricia Clavin consider complex themes within continent-wide and national perspectives, but they also draw attention to the importance of regional identifies across the boundaries of nation-states.Modern Europe 1789-1989 is attractively written and richly illustrated and draws on a wide range of sources from state archives to private letters and oral testimony.