Author(s): Mark Mazower
This is an ambitious history of 20th-century Europe. It expands the frontiers of Europe outwards to include not only Portugal and Ireland but also, and significantly, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. It also overturns the conventional myth of Europe as the cradle and safe haven of democracy and liberal values and shows how fragile they are.
Mark Mazower is the author of Inside Hitler's Greece,The Balkans, which won the Wolfson Prize for History and Salonika: City of Ghosts, which won both the Runciman Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize and Hitler's Empire, publishing in June 2008. He has taught at the University of Sussex, Princeton University and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is now Professor of History at Columbia University.