Fisher H A L - A History of Europe - ( Item 125347 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. 2 Fine Hardbacks. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. 3 volumes bound in buckram. Presented in a pictorial slipcase showing The Four Continents: Europe by Jan van Kessel. Set in Fournier. 1,360 pages in total with 15 maps. Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour and black & white plates in each volume. Book size: 9 ½" x 6 ¼". In 1935, a work of history appeared that would become a standard text for generations. It combined the perspective of the early 20th century with the scope of classic historians such as Gibbon and Macaulay. With its authority, extraordinary sweep and eloquent prose, it became an instant bestseller. Herbert Fisher's A History of Europe charts the turbulent and colourful story of Europe from the dawn of Greek civilisation to the 20th century. It is a history of seemingly endless conflict – tribal, religious and ideological. Yet, as Fisher also shows, 'the children of Hellas' have forged a distinct civilisation through a shared history and cultural heritage that, for better or worse, came to dominate the world stage for two millennia. H. A. L. Fisher's achievement places him alongside his great 18th and 19th-century predecessors, and like them, he combined scholarship with an active contribution to public life. He served as a member of Lloyd George's cabinet from 1916 to 1922, before becoming Warden of New College, Oxford, his role at the time A History of Europe was published. In his new introduction for this Folio Society edition, historian and author Richard Vinen points out that '[Fisher's] knowledge of great leaders came from personal acquaintance'.
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