The celebrated novelist and poet presents a vivid history of Europe from Ancient Rome to the early 20thcentury in this restored, authoritative edition.
Though D. H. Lawrence was one of the great writers of the twentieth century, his works were severely corrupted by the stringent house-styling of printers and the intrusive editing of timid publishers. A team of scholars at Cambridge University Press has worked for more than thirty years to restore the definitive texts of D. H. Lawrence in The Cambridge Editions.
In 1918, a publisher at Oxford University Press approached D.H. Lawrence with the proposition of writing a textbook on European history. A great lover of history, Lawrence presents a lively narrative of European civilizations from the fall of Ancient Rome to the unification of Germany in the early twentieth century.
This edition restores Lawrence’s original text, which had been censored before publication. It also identifies and analyzes Lawrence’s methods of using the sourcebooks on which his writing was based.