The Struggle For Mastery In Europe by A. J. P. Taylor

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of European international politics from the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of World War I. It examines the complex system of alliances, crises, and diplomatic maneuvers that characterized the continent during the 19th century, focusing on the quest for dominance among the great powers. The narrative delves into the balance of power principle, the role of nationalism, and the impact of economic and military factors on the relationships between countries such as Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Italy. Through a detailed account of treaties, wars, and diplomatic strategies, the work explores how the struggle for supremacy shaped the modern European state system and sowed the seeds for future conflicts.

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Total Points: 114

Since this book was first published in 1954, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 114.0.

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