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The Shortest History of Europe (Paperback)

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Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilisation, from Ancient Greece and Rome to the two World Wars.

The Shortest History of Europe begins with a rapid overview of European civilisation, describing its birth from an unlikely mixture of classical learning, Christianity and German warrior culture. Over the centuries, this unstable blend produced highly distinctive characters - pious knights and belligerent popes, romantics spouting folklore and revolutionaries imitating Rome - and its coming apart provided the dynamic of European history in modern times.

Accompanied by lively illustrations, The Shortest History of Europe is a clear, humorous and thought-provoking account of a remarkable civilisation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781760640422
ISBN-10: 1760640425
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English