A History of Europe


THE recent issue in one cheap volume of Mr. Fisher's already popular work is an event of considerable educational importance. There can he no doubt of the great vogue of this attractive reprint. It will become the most widely read book of general history for this generation of Englishmen, as Gibbon was for our forefathers of a century and a half ago, and there is a touch of Gibbon—a Liberal Gibbon—in its learning, spirit and style. It deserves, therefore, careful scrutiny and judgment, as much for its own great merits as for the sake of those whom it will influence. Moreover, the chief side on which it is open to criticism is that which comes most naturally within the scope of this journal. To that alone we must confine our attention here.

A History of Europe

By the Rt. Hon. H. A. L. Fisher. Complete edition in one volume. Pp. xv + 1301. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1936.) 10s. 6d. net.

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MARVIN, F. A History of Europe. Nature 138, 903–904 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/138903a0

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