Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Europa : How Europe Shaped the Modern World - by Julio Crespo Maclennan (Hardcover)

Europa : How Europe Shaped the Modern World -  by Julio Crespo Maclennan (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

European history is deeply embedded in the global civilization that has emerged in the 21st century. More than two thirds of today’s nations were once European colonies or protectorates. Europe’s legacy is evident in the trajectory of the United States and has influenced aspiring hegemonic powers like China. For centuries, Europe was the heart and soul of the West, and European powers enjoyed unprecedented global hegemony, not only by military and economic means, but also through their influence on politics and culture.The rise and fall of the European era of world supremacy constitutes one of the most epic histories of all time. ere were the extraordinary changes of the Renaissance and its aftermath, which marked the beginning of Europe's imposition of itself over other civilizations, but it was Columbus’s “discovery” of America that provided the key to its meteoric rise. Spain and Portugal would form the first global empires, closely followed by Holland, Britain, France and Russia.Following the exploits of navigators like Vasco da Gama and Captain Cook, the conquistador Hernan Cortes, missionary Henry Livingstone and others, Europa reveals the origins of Europe’s rapid expansion, which was then expanded upon further by millions of Europeans migrants, who spread their culture and values. MacLennan also reveals how statesmen, scientists, inventors, philosophers, writers, and revolutionaries were responsible for transforming the continent into a civilization that inspired universal attraction. Even into the twentieth century, after reaching the nadir of imperial decline and self- destruction, Europe has once again become a global trendsetter.
Number of Pages: 477
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Julio Crespo Maclennan
Language: English
Street Date: July 3, 2018
TCIN: 53685088
UPC: 9781681777566
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-0068
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$18.27
MSRPReg: $27.95 Save $9.68 (35% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.