Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present

by Brendan Simms

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Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present | 9780141037172 | Brendan Simms

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ISBN:9780141037172

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:27/03/2014 by Penguin Books Ltd

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Brendan Simms’s formidable, game-changing history of Europe

In this marvelously ambitious and exciting book, Brendan Simms tells the story of Europe’s constantly shifting geopolitics and the peculiar circumstances that have made it both so impossible to dominate, but also so dynamic and ferocious. It is the story of a group of highly competitive and mutually suspicious dynasties, but also of a continent uniquely prone to interference from ‘semi-detached’ elements, such as Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Britain and (just as centrally to Simms’s argument) the United States.