[Read] ➼ The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History ➹ Colin McEvedy – Valtrex-4.us

The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History This Bestselling Atlas Is An Ideal Introduction To The Major Events And Developments In Europe From 1815 To 2000 It Now Includes Than Fifty Completely New And Updated Color Maps Complemented By Accessible, Concise Text This Revised Edition Also Includes A New Section Covering 1980 To The Dawn Of The Twenty First Century, With Information On A Wide Range Of Issues, From Population Growth To The Conflict In The Former Yugoslavia.

[Read] ➼ The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History  ➹ Colin McEvedy – Valtrex-4.us
  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History
  • Colin McEvedy
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
  • 0140515046

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  1. says:

    Colin McEvedy s Penguin Atlas of Modern History was a fixture on my bookshelf as a child It s Eurocentric and Anglocentric as hell, and gets the reasons for the American War of Independence wrong However, his witty, concise description and maps of history from 1485 to 1815 have always stuck with me While Europe accepted Prussia s annexation of Silesia, Maria Theresa did not I finally got around to picking up the follow up, used McEvedy is even less apologetic about ignoring the rest of the Colin McEvedy s Penguin Atlas of Modern History was a fixture on my bookshelf as a child It s Eurocentric and Anglocentric as hell, and gets the reasons for the American War of Independence wrong However, his witty, concise description and maps of history from 1485 to 1815 have always stuck with me While Europe accepted Prussia s annexation of Silesia, Maria Theresa did not I finally got around to picking up the follow up, used McEvedy is even less apologetic about ignoring...


  2. says:

    A run through of European history from 1815 to 2000 told through maps It makes some superficial conclusions, but they don t seem directly wrong And the speed of which we are going through the events is great.Of particular interest was the following The Netherlands had been divided into protestant Holland and catholic Spain now Belgium The south was inherited by Austria, annexed by France, placed under Holland, rebelled and established itself as Belgium in 1830 The French revolution of 1848 A run through of European history from 1815 to 2000 told through maps It makes some superficial conclusions, but they don t seem directly wrong And the speed of which we are going through the events is great.Of particular interest was the following The Netherlands had been divided into protestant Holland and catholic Spain now Belgium The south was inherited by Austria, annexed by France, placed under Holland, rebelled and established itself as Belgium in 1830 The French revolution of 1848 establishing the second republic bringing a fear of revolutionary wars through Europe Napoleons nephew Louis Napoleon became president The Crimean war of 1853 1856 as Russia also tried to take some of the Ottoman empire, but UK and France then attacked...


  3. says:

    In my late 20s, it dawned on me that part of my sketchy understanding of history which I was attempting to remedy was fueled by an evensketchy understanding of geography Why, in particular, did Galicia seem to be in both Spain and Poland because there are two of them Why was the same piece of territory sometime called Alsace and other time called Lorraine depends on who owned it France or Germany What was up with all of these Italian city states Or German duchies Why weren t t In my late 20s, it dawned on me that part of my sketchy understanding of history which I was attempting to remedy was fueled by an evensketchy understanding of geography Why, in particular, did Galicia seem to be in both Spain and Poland because there are two of them Why was the same piece of territory sometime called Alsace and other time called Lorraine depends on who owned it France or Germany What was up with all of these Italian city states Or German duchies Why weren t these a single country the way I d been taught in school they merged over time Enter The Penguin Atlas series These four synoptic books covered in about 300 pages the literal groundwork I needed for an understanding of European history One map and one facing summary, turn the page, time passes,maps and summaries.One reviewer has complained that these books are Eurocentric Yes, that s in the title I don t get the complaint.I found this series enormously helpful and recommend it to anyone whose knowledge of historica...


  4. says:

    A breezy visual look of European history from 1815 to after World War II, as defined by the nation s borders The book s format has the left page text describes the right page map, whether that s battle maneuvers, ceded territories or growing cities McEvedy does a good job distilling the complex history down to a few paragraphs, and he s not afraid to poke fun at the statesmen of the era either Sometimes his commentary can be a little too dismissive, but this is a nice visual reference and a f A breezy visual look of European history from 1815 to after World War II, as defined by the nation s borders The book s format has the left page ...


  5. says:

    I found McEvedy s medieval Atlas to be theuseful and entertaining something about the heavy and recent stakes in the 20th century doesn t gel perfectly with his glib style which is great from a distance The selling point continues to be whirlwind but not shallow tours of the subject matter and the ...


  6. says:

    This is a review of all four Penguin Atlases ofHistory Four stars because of the engaging and informative chronological and topical charts, but not so much for McEvedy s left page analysis, which was at turns soporific and, if...

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