The Palgrave Essential Histories series contains dynamic and absorbing accounts of
the history of the world's principal countries. Each book in this series gives
a sense of the country's entire history, while giving additional emphasis to
developments over the last hundred years. Compact, readable and informative
national histories, these books are designed to appeal to anyone wishing to gain
a broad understanding of a country’s history.
General Editor: Jeremy Black
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