“(…) the book is written in highly readable language and manages, without resorting to excessive complexity, to explain key contexts and circumstances and shed light on history from a number of angles. It is a brilliant work of scholarship, not only for school students (…)” Oliver Hinz: Ein Meilenstein für den Schulunterricht (A Milestone for the Classroom). In DIALOG 117 (2016), p. 85


“One of the messages of the book is that Europe’s societies were closely intertwined one with another at a very early stage in their history, yet went through very diverse experiences over time. The [book’s] feature “Point of View” juxtaposes the differing memories and judgements [that have arisen from these different experiences].’”

Oliver Hinz, ibid., p. 84