'Henk Wesseling has spent years leading one of the world's best historical research teams. But it is his personal touch that makes this work special. He combines all the qualities an historian needs to write a perfect book: a flawless sense of evidence, unfailing clarity of exposition, unerring judgement, free-wheeling breadth of culture, a talent for balancing narrative with analysis, and an enviable ability to cram comprehensive coverage into manageable space, without sacrifice of detail.
He also has an eye for vivid material, which can entertain as well as instruct and a subtle, endlessly enjoyable sense of humour enlivens his pages. No book on this subject unites so much material, on so many regions and empires, with greater dispassion, superior judgement, or equal command of the facts.'
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Notre Dame, USA
Series: Studies in Modern History
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1