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Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe
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Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe (Paperback)

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From Norman Davies, the acclaimed author of Europe: A History, comes the magical history of Europe's lost realms, selected as a Book of the Year by the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, Independent, Guardian and Financial Times.



Europe's history is littered with kingdoms, duchies, empires and republics which have now disappeared but which were once fixtures on the map of their age. What happened to the once-great Mediterranean 'Empire of Aragon'? Where did the half-forgotten kingdoms of Burgundy go? Which current nations will one day become a distant memory too? This original and enthralling book peers through the cracks of history to discover the stories of lost realms across the centuries.



'Dazzling, provocative and brilliant' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times, Books of the Year



'A luminous account ... there are few better ways of understanding the multilayered splendours and horrors of Europe's past than through the pages of this wise, humane and unfailingly engaging book' John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph



'Vanished Kingdoms is great history and also great art. It is written with verve, passion and profound empathy' David Marquand, New Statesman, Books of the Year



'A magnificent achievement. Brocaded with scholarship, the book is unlikely ever to be equalled' Ian Thomson, Independent

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 04/10/2012 ISBN-13: 9780141048864  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Norman Davies was for many years a professor at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London University. He is the author of the acclaimed Vanished Kingdoms and the number one bestseller Europe: A History. His previous books, which include Rising '44, The Isles: A History and God's Playground: A History of Poland, have been translated worldwide. He has researched at universities from Harvard to Hokkaido, and is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and a visiting scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

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Half history books, half news of the day and a little tourist guide: a strange books about some states now disappeared from the map of Europe: Burgundia, Aragona, Prussia, Kingdom of Polonia-Lithuania and so on. Norman Davies writes a curious story about all these lands, between irony and cynicism. As Italian, I found very interesting the chapter about Savoy: I read it during my last holidays in Switzerland on Lake Geneva: it is so gripping that the next year I will visit Savoy, too! Guido Sala, Milan

- 21/08/2014
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