The Shortest History of Europe

The Shortest History of Europe

One of Mystie's 2020 5x5 picks

In this short, entertaining and thought-provoking book, acclaimed historian John Hirst provides a fascinating exploration of the qualities that have made Europe a world-changing civilisation. Starting with a rapid historical overview from the ancient Greeks to the present day (the 'shortest history' itself), Hirst goes on to explore in detail what makes Europe unique: its political evolution; the shaping influence of its linguistic boundaries; the crucial role played by power struggles between Pope and Emperor; and of course the great invasions and conquests that have transformed the continent.

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Genres: History, Non-Fiction
Tags: #82, Mystie Winckler
ASIN: 190869906X
ISBN: 9781908699060
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