Each comprehensive volume in Facts On File's European Nations set provides readers with a concise survey of one modern European country's history from the Renaissance to the present. Helpful features include a narrative overview of the country's history, a chronology, illustrations, maps, and an A-to-Z historical dictionary of people, events, and issues that are crucial for understanding the development of Europe. This set includes complete reference guides to Europe from the Renaissance to the present. Designed to demystify the history and the tumultuous processes through which the states of modern Europe emerged, the European Nations set provides reliable information for students and general readers on more than 500 years of European history. Covering major political, military, economic, and cultural leaders, events, and movements, the volumes in this set explain how and why Europe came to be what it is today.