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Juliette Foster

The Book Review: 'The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914' by Sir Richard J. Evans

Juliette Foster
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The Book Review: 'The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914' by Sir Richard J. Evans
Joining Steve Clarke in the studio is distinguished historian, Sir Richard J. Evans, to discuss his new book 'The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914', out now and published by Allen Lane. There's been a flood of literature in the past couple of years associated with the anniversary of the first World War - but what was happening in Europe in the 100 years that led up to that? Themes explored within Sir Richard's new book and in the studio include rationalistic excess, scientific revolution, the inevitability of WW1 and the dramatic diplomatic ruptures that have permeated our past and present.