Modern Europe

This edition of Modern Europe, the market-leading textbook, has been updated to reflect recent exam trends and ensure Leaving Certificate History success.

Modern Europe

Leaving Certificate History for both Higher and Ordinary Level

  • Special focus on the 2020/2021 compulsory documents study with a FREE Documents Resource Book
  • The three most popular topics in one book, now including Nation States and International Tensions, 1871–1920
  • Updated to include even greater exam focus

The trusted textbook for success in Leaving Certificate History

  • Includes the three* most popular syllabus topics, two of which must be studied:
    – Nation States and International Tensions, 1871–1920 (new)
    – Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe, 1920–45
    – The United States and the World, 1945–89 (compulsory documents topic for 2020/2021 exams)
    *Two further topics, Division and Realignment in Europe, 1945–92 and European Retreat from Empire and the Aftermath, 1945–90, are available online at for maximum choice
  • NEW! Essay Plans and Updated Exam Questions help hone exam technique
  • NEW! Timeline feature helps students to contextualise events
  • Strong emphasis on Key Personalities and Key Concepts throughout
  • Updated Case Studies include new sources, additional questions and guidelines for contextualising the prescribed Case Studies
  • NEW! Analysing Documents feature provides a unique method for deeper, more effective analysis of sources
  • Valuable sample Research Study and guidelines for improving essay-writing help prepare students for all aspects of assessment