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It is an interesting book to read right now particularly since he briefly discusses the rise of the European Union and how the British were denied entry at first.

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An International History since At its worst the book is a narrative political history of Britain, France, Germany and Italy with occasional me A solid narrative political history with cultural and some social asides that covers Europe from circa to circa unevenly. What the dince of the volume bring home is just how ambitious an undertaking of this sort is.

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Europe Since 1870: An International History

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I first read it not for undergrad, though, but as part of my Leaving Cert prep, when it was an invaluable supplement for classes which were, how shall I put this Not that this sticks out particularly – Scandinavia and the Iberian peninsula are also largely passed over, reinforcing the view that Europe is in fact western Europe and beyond it is some obscure grey zone of obscurity before one reaches either Africa or Asia.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Having said that, the tighter focus on a limited number of the bigger states helps give a narrative focus that works well in the chapters that deal with the build up to the world wars.

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Europe Since An International History by James Joll

It is also interesting since Joll wrote before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Patrick Paterson rated it really liked it Jun 28, Paul rated it liked it Nov 08, Anthony Zielinski rated it really liked it Dec 17, A very good review of late nineteenth and early twentieth century European history.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The other issue with this is that the expansion of the EU since would cause a historian writing today to give its establishment and rise more attention than it gets in this book although having said that Marshall Aid doesn’t get much space either. Refresh and try again. A broad and sophisticated look at the broad sweep of European political, social and cultural history from the late nineteenth century onwards, the standard and clarity of Joll’s research are such that even now, four decades after it was first written, it is still recommended reading for undergrads.


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Hayley rated it it was amazing Mar 09, Jul 07, Siria rated it really liked it Shelves: Indeed, it is about the best there is apart from Felix Gilbert’s famous “The End of the European Era to the Present” which is more comprehensive and extensive on the post war WW2 that is! Trivia About Europe Since Want to Read saving….

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Joll moves from one country to another in the space of a few lines, making detailed comparisons along the way, paying attention to intellectual and social trends as well as political developments. I can’t help imagine that the lack of access to Eastern Europe after WWII limited the way in which Joll dealt with those countries in the pre-war period too.

Oct 07, Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Simon Wood rated it it was amazing Sep 08, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond: The Age of Extremes: Perhaps some rising scholar might see fit to update and republish Joll’s handy volume as Large has done for Gilbert’s book. The book grew on me as I read. Get to Know Us.