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Europe



Contemporary Europe A History

Condition of Item(s):

Good

Author(s):

H. STuart Hughes

Type:

Hardcover

Publisher:

Prentice Hall

Catagory:

Educational Book

Functionality:

Excellent

Last Copywrite:

1976

ISBN/Congress/ID:

0131700197

Weight:

3 pd, 2 oz

Lot:

Private - B5

Notes: Library Book



This book is quite personal in organization and conception. It is based on the conviction that the past six decades of Europe's history require a less detailed and more sharply pointed treatment than has characterized most general studies of the era. Hence I have not hesitated to express opinions and to pass judgments; I believe that the historian should make his views explicit—if the reader disagrees, at least he knows what he is differing with. For similar reasons I have restricted the readings at the end of chapters to the more readable and recent interpretations, and I have omitted readings for Chapters 16, 20, 21, and 22, where book and periodical citations would have been too scattered and specialized for the general reader.

Several people have given me help and counsel at critical stages of this book's composition. I am particularly indebted to Richard Hofstadter, Richard Pipes, and Stephen A. Schuker. My two older children, to whom the book has been dedicated from the start, have followed the work with interest and enthusiasm, while my youngest child, whose name five years ago was joined to theirs, has been responsible for many joyous interruptions.

In three successive processes of revision, my wife, Judy, has been both a meticulous detector of factual errors and a constant source of fresh insights and helpful suggestions.