European History

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  1. Book ImageThe Echo of Greece

    Edith Hamilton

    Fourth-century Athens has a special claim on our attention, apart from the great men it produced, for it is the prelude to the end of Greece.More

  2. Book ImageWhat Is Philosophy?

    José Ortega y Gasset

    A work powerful and pervading in its implications not only for metaphysics but also for art, political science, and the philosophy of history.More

  3. Book ImageBismarck and the German Empire

    Erich Eyck

    "Authoritative, illuminating and easy to read. . . . Dr. Eyck, in his excellent book, has exposed the many fallacies of which Bismarck legend is compounded. His analysis is tragic and austere."—The ObserverMore

  4. Book ImageThe Lives of Talleyrand

    Crane Brinton

    The Lives of Talleyrand is a study of the character and actions of the man who so profoundly influenced the destiny of the French Revolution and helped to shape the contours of all Europe as well. The requisite historical background is of course given, but it is the many-faceted personality of Talleyrand which the author has made it his task to portray--and he has done so with discrimination and wit.More

  5. Book ImageMan and Crisis

    José Ortega y Gasset, Mildred Adams

    “A worthy companion of the author’s The Revolt of the Masses. Both books are marked by the brilliance, originality, and depth of the author’s interpretation of the crisis of our age and of the basic historical processes.” —Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social ScienceMore

  6. Book ImageThe Iliad of Homer: The Wrath of Achilles

    I. A. Richards

    According to legend, in ancient times Agamemnon led the Greeks into war with the city of Troy to recapture the beautiful Helen of Troy, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta.More

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