A History
Norman Davies

For the first time, full-colour images illustrate Norman Davies’s magisterial work, Europe: A History, in an elegant three-volume edition from The Folio Society, fully updated by the author.

‘Books of real quality and importance are rare. Davies’s history of Europe is one of them. It is a brilliant achievement, written with intelligence, lucidity and a breathtaking width of knowledge.’ 

  1. A.C. Grayling, Financial Times

From the first settlement of the European Peninsula to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Norman Davies captures the story of a continent in vivid detail. It is a tale of migrations, conquests and empires, encompassing the ascent and fall of Rome, the Renaissance and Reformation, the Napoleonic Wars and the Industrial Revolution. With encyclopaedic learning, wit and acute judgement, Davies chronicles Europe’s rise to become the powerhouse of the world, and its descent into war and tragedy in the 20th century. This first illustrated three-volume edition, exclusively available from Folio, places all the detailed material from the appendix within the main text for the first time, and is updated with a new introduction and chronology by the author, driving home its continuing relevance in a new age of European upheaval.

Three-quarter bound in blocked cloth with printed cloth front boards

Set in Garamond and Frutiger, with Trajan display

Vol 1: 456pp; Vol 2: 424pp; Vol 3: 552pp (1,432 pages in total)

88 pages of colour plates, plus 138 integrated maps and figures.

Ribbon markers

Printed and blocked slipcase

10˝ x 6¾˝

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