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Title: The Expansion of Europe The Culmination of Modern History Author: Ramsay Muir Posting Date: August 11, 2009 [EBook #4326] Release Date: August, 2003 First Posted: January 5, 2002 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE EXPANSION OF EUROPE *** Produced by Robert Rowe, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.
HTML version by Al Haines. THE EXPANSION OF EUROPE THE CULMINATION OF MODERN HISTORY BY RAMSAY MUIR PROFESSOR OF MODERN HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER SECOND EDITION TO MY MOTHER PREFACE The purpose of this book is twofold. We realise to-day, as never before, that the fortunes of the world, and of every individual in it, are deeply affected by the problems of world-politics and by the imperial expansion and the imperial rivalries Tue Apr 04 17:08:39 2017 2 of the greater states of Western civilisation.
But when men who have given no special attention to the history of these questions try to form a sound judgment on them, they find themselves handicapped by the lack of any brief and clear resume of the subject.
I have tried, in this book, to provide such a summary, in the form of a broad survey, unencumbered with detail, but becoming fuller as it comes nearer to our own time.
That is my first purpose.
In fulfilling it I have had to cover much well-trodden ground.
But I hope I have avoided the aridity of a mere compendium of facts. My second purpose is rather more ambitious.
In the course of my narrative I have tried to deal with ideas rather than with mere facts. I have tried to bring out the political ideas which are imp...

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