Cosmopolitan Islanders: British Historians and the European by Richard J. Evans

By Richard J. Evans

In Cosmopolitan Islanders one of many world's major historians asks why it truly is that such a lot of popular and influential British historians have dedicated themselves to the examine of the ecu continent. Books at the heritage of France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and plenty of different eu international locations, and of Europe extra more often than not, have often reached the best-seller lists either in Britain and (in translation) in these ecu nations themselves. but a similar is emphatically no longer real in opposite. Richard J. Evans lines the evolution of British curiosity within the background of Continental Europe from the Enlightenment to the 20 th century. He is going directly to speak about why British historians who paintings on facets of ecu historical past at present have selected to take action and why this extraordinary culture is now less than danger. Cosmopolitan Islanders ends with a few reflections on what has to be performed to make sure its continuation within the future.

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