The Middle Kingdoms: A New History of Central Europe

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$36.00  $33.48
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
Pages
640
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.4 X 2.0 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781541619784

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About the Author
Martyn Rady is Masaryk Professor Emeritus of Central European History at University College London. A leading expert on Central Europe, he is the author of The Habsburgs: To Rule the World, The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction, and other books on Hungarian, German, and Romanian history. He lives in Kent, UK
Reviews
"An ambitious survey of Central Europe from antiquity to the present day....evocative prose renders this complex history accessible. It's a boon for anyone seeking insights into Central Europe's influence on the modern world." --Publishers Weekly
"An astonishing book...an authoritative scholarly account...Anecdotes, colorful stories and quotations, as well as the constant presence of Rady's wise and engaging voice make this a rare book...This is an unparalleled resource for anyone concerned about the future of Europe and the history of its nations."--Library Journal, starred review
"[A] magisterial history." --Peter Frankopan, Spectator
"This is a very impressive book, quirkily original but also scholarly and authoritative, to be read for pleasure and serious reflection." --Daily Telegraph
"[A] masterly synthesis." --Times (of London)
"[Rady's] history is full of stories and vignettes, personalities and ideas rather than grand theses. The result, built on a lifetime of scholarship and vast reading in multiple languages, vividly conveys the complexities and multi-faceted nature of central Europe."--BBC History Magazine
"[A] repeatedly rewarding study...This book deserves attention." --New Criterion
"A comprehensive approach to a subject as rich as it is complex... of service to everyman and specialists alike." --Aspects of History