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The Shortest History of Europe

Paperback (28 Apr 2018) | English

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Synopsis

In this concise, lucid and entertaining book, with more than forty maps and illustrations, acclaimed historian John Hirst explores the qualities that have made Europe a world-changing civilisation. Beginning with a rapid historical overview from the ancient Greeks to the present day (the ‘shortest history’ itself), Hirst goes on to examine 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. Written with clarity, feeling and wit, The Shortest History of Europe is a tour-de-force: read in a single afternoon, it will be remembered for a lifetime.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910400807
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Imprint: Old Street Publishing
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 2247
Weight: 202g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 16mm