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Modern Europe 4th Edition textbook (2018) + NEW document resource book (dictatorship and democracy 1920-1945)


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

  • 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 (compulsory documents topic for 2024/2025 exams)
  • The United States and the World, 1945–89
  • 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
  • Valuable sample Research Study and guidelines for improving essay-writing help prepare students for all aspects of assessment

Case Studies

  • UPDATED Case Studies include new sourcesadditional questions and guidelines for contextualising the prescribed Case Studies
  • NEW! Analysing Documents feature provides a unique method for deeper, more effective analysis of sources
  • NEW! FREE Documents Resource Book with every copy of Modern Europe focuses exclusively on Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe, 1920–45, the topic prescribed for the 2024 and 2025 exams

The Modern Europe Documents Resource Book is the perfect companion to the Modern Europe textbook. Written specifically for students sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2024 and 2025, it helps students achieve their potential through active learning methods and with effective, exam-focused advice.

Focuses on the compulsory documents-based topic, Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe, 1920–45. Includes:

  • Guidelines for answering documents-based questions, to hone exam technique
  • New sample questions for all three case studies, to allow plenty of practice
  • Sample answers and essay plans, to encourage students to develop their answers
  • Sections on answering Ordinary Level questions and Higher Level essays, to provide insight on the marking schemes

Modern Europe, together with its companion Modern Ireland, provide students with their essential texts for Leaving Certificate History

There is a FREE eBook of this textbook with valuable videos and weblinks for further research, and a free eBook of the accompanying Documents Resource Book for all adopting teachers. Gill Education eBooks are accessible both online and offline.


A suite of digital resources to complement Modern Europe is available on It includes curriculum-focused videos and worksheetsadditional support for teaching the prescribed topicsample answers and complete textbook chapters on two additional topics, Division and Realignment in Europe, 1945–92, and European Retreat from Empire and the Aftermath, 1945–90.

Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1 January 2022

Modern Europe 4th Edition


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