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Modern History: From The European Age To The New Global Era
In Modern History, the story of humankind's epic history continues fron the European Renaissance to the present. Beginning with the establishment of a new Europe looking confidently outward to the world beyond the continent, a compelling and dramatic narrative traces developments across the centuries of empire, industrial growth and innovation, revolutions and world wars, ...more
Hardcover, 4th rev. ed., 912 pages
Published 2007 by Duncan Baird
(first published 2002)
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Excellent book for someone with an interest in a broad overview of Modern European (mostly) history. The book has some fantastic illustrations, maps, and photographs from various historical periods. The breadth of coverage is quite incredible, though as you'd expect, the depth will suffer. To be fair, it's impossible to compress so much history in a single book without leaving something out. It would take volumes to fully address all of the important aspects mentioned in this book. Overall, Robe ...more
John Morris Roberts, CBE, was a British historian, with significant published works. From 1979-1985 he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Southampton, and from 1985-1994, Warden of Merton College, Oxford. He was also well known as the author and presenter of the BBC TV series The Triumph of the West (1985).More about J.M. Roberts...