The Cambridge History of Europe is an innovative new textbook series covering the whole of European history from c. 600 to the present day. The series is aimed at first-year undergraduates and above and volumes in the series will serve both as indispensable works of synthesis and as original interpretations of the European past. Each volume will integrate political, economic, religious, social, cultural, intellectual and gender history in order to shed new light on the themes and developments that have been central to the formation of Europe. Volume I covers the period from the end of antiquity to the flourishing of the Renaissance. Volume II charts the transition from the development of printing in the 1450s to the French Revolution. Volume III surveys the forging of modern Europe from 1789 to the First World War and finally Volume IV examines the period from 1914 to the present. The four volumes will combine chronological and thematic approaches to the past and will survey Europe in its entirety, from the Atlantic to Russia's Urals, and will situate European developments within a global context. Each volume will also feature boxes, illustrations, maps, timelines, and guides to further reading as well as a companion website with further primary source and illustrative materials.