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Europe East And West
Collected here for the first time are some of the numerous essays and lectures by Norman Davies, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Europe, The Isles and Rising '44.Spanning over a decade and a half of his remarkably prodigious career, this highly accessible collection addresses many of the issues that continue to dominate the political and cultural climate ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 28th 2006 by Jonathan Cape
(first published September 26th 2006)
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"Thirty years ago, when I wrote my first book, the Cold War was at its height." I was hooked on this book of essays from this very first sentence in Davies' introduction. Why? It came as quite a shock to realize that I was old enough to remember the time of the Cold War very well. (Thirty years ago??) I cannot overstate how much the Cold War affected us at the time. As a schoolchild we often conducted drills of what to do in case of a nuclear attack. As we crouched under our desks, or filed into ...more
"Europe East & West" tem um monte de coisas que me incomodou - o capítulo sobre a história da cátedra de História em Oxford absolutamente ininteligível para quem nunca estudou lá (ou nem sequer é britânico, para começar), a insistência em falar dos gulags toda vez que falava no Holocausto (sim, o regime soviético matou muito mais gente do que os nazistas, entendemos isso nas primeiras 23 menções, não era necessário continuar batendo nessa tecla até o final do livro), as incursões sobre a for ...more
Professor Ivor Norman Richard Davies FBA, FRHistS is a leading English historian of Welsh descent, noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland, and the United Kingdom. From 1971, Davies taught Polish history at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) of the University of London, where he was professor from 1985 to 1996. Currently, he is Supernumary Fellow at Wolfso ...moreMore about Norman Davies...