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Europe The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0465013333

ISBN-13: 9780465013333

Edition: 2013

Authors: Brendan Simms

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If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls central Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. In this authoritative account of the past half millennium of European history, prizewinning historian Brendan Simms shows how the battle for mastery over the heart of the European continent has long shaped global affairs. Beginning in 1457, when the collapse of the Byzantine Empire laid Europe open to Ottoman incursion, Simms leads readers through the epic struggle for control of the European heartland—a fight that continues in the twenty-first century.A commanding work of history by a renowned…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

WILLIAM MULLIGANnbsp; is Lecturer in Modern History at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of The Making of the Modern German Army: General Walther Reinhardt and the Weimar Republic (2005) and The Origins of the First World War (2010). nbsp; BRENDAN SIMMSnbsp; is Professor of the History of European International Relations, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of several works on geopolitics such as The Impact of Napoleon (1997), The Struggle for Mastery in Germany (1998), Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (2001) and Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire (2007)

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Introduction: Europe in 1450
Empires, 1453-1648
Successions, 1649-1755
Revolutions, 1756-1813
Emancipations, 1814-66
Unifications, 1867-1916
Utopias, 1917-44
Partitions, 1945-73
Democracies, 1974-2011