Glimpses of Europe: A Crucible of Winning Ideas, Great Civilizations and Bloodiest Wars

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Gyan Publishing House, 2010 - Europe - 691 pages
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Contents

Preface
19
Acknowledgements
25
Collapse of old European Order
45
PART I
51
European rivers seas and harbours Maj or landmarks
64
Sources of European unity a mystique or reality?
101
European Union fit at 50 and expanding east
107
The state system since Treaty of Westphalia
120
When Britain was part of the Roman Empire
366
The rise and fall of the British Empire
373
because it was not profitable to keep afier War The last gasp
387
and culture
393
The German fear French delusion of grandeur Is Paris
403
France
412
World benefited from Revolution while France suffered
421
Fisherwomen and wanderers captured the king Food riots
427

An age of adventure and classical learning
126
New faith challenges the Church 129
201
Industrial Revolution that made the modern world 136
145
Western economic systems and Eurocommunism
153
European empires motives and the missions
164
The Holy Roman Empire
187
Warld War H 205
192
Shaping Europe after the war
221
World wars created new states and destroyed old order
226
Eastern Europe is a geographical error?
237
American imperium was not empire
246
Republic versus democracy where US Europe differ
266
The scramble for Africa for gold and slaves
275
Africawhere armies followed the Bible
286
History and geography are sources of Africas sufferings
293
The Soviet Union fell out of exhaustion
302
The Balkans a profile
308
Sources of conflicts in the Balkans
319
Ottoman Empire its triumph and tragedy
325
British islanders strange people and stranger legacies
333
British ruled more by parades and pageants than
343
COUNTRY REPORT
433
Germany Federal Republic of Germany
441
Making of German reichs and rise of Hitler
467
PROFILE
476
German political ideas that changed Europe
482
Winners are not sinless either the wardead also
493
Switzerland The Swiss Confederation 498 1
498
Liechtenstein The Principality of Liechtenstein
506
Five countries united in Nordic culture
516
Norway Kingdom of Norway
525
COUNTRY REPORT
531
Finland Republic of Finland
539
Denmark Kingdom of Denmark
544
Iceland Republic of Iceland
553
Belgium a survivor of many crises
561
The Netherlands Holland
572
COUNTRY REPORT
591
Mediterranean was incubator of Western civilisation
598
centuries European roots lie in Mediterranean
633
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