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The shortest history of Europe / John Hirst.

Author/creator Hirst, J. B. (John Bradley) author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFourth edition.
Publication Info Carlton, Australia : Black Inc., 2018.
Descriptionvii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Shortest History. Europe Classical and Medieval -- Europe Modern -- The Classic feeling ; Longer History. Invasions and conquests -- Forms of government I -- Forms of government II -- Emperors and popes -- Languages -- The common people -- What is it about Europe? ; Destructive Forces. Industrialisation and revolution -- Two world wars.
Abstract "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." --back cover.

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