* Organised around a narrative and geographical structure. * Covers the history of Britain and Ireland as well as continental Europe. * Contains illustrations, maps and other supporting material. * Examines cultural as well as political and social history. .
This work presents a narrative history of Europe, including Britain and Ireland, from the end of the 16th century to the Treaty of Nystadt in 1721. It is organized around geographical regions, paying as much attention to northern and eastern Europe, as to western and southern.