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The History of Europe (Facts on File Library of World History)
The History of Europe (Facts on File Library of World History) Stevenson, John 0816051526 9780816051526 From the halcyon days of ancient Greece and Rome to the present-day prospects of a unified Europe, this far-reaching book take
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The History of Europe (Facts on File Library of World History) by Stevenson, John

From the halcyon days of ancient Greece and Rome to the present-day prospects of a unified Europe, this far-reaching book takes readers on a fascinating journey through time and across borders. With a unique and exciting perspective on history, The History of Europe explores the politics, power struggles, and influential people of each era, and also offers readers an insight into the society and culture of the time.Written by a team of international experts, the text is objective, authoritative, and eminently readable. Organized by era, each chapter opens with a map showing divisions of power in Europe at the time, revealing how borders changed over the period. An illustrated timeline allows readers to gain an overview of the epoch and serves as a useful introduction to the chapter. Each chapter looks at the history of the time from a multiplicity of vantage points. Early chapters address the ancient economy of Greece, philosophy and religion, education and learning, and art and architecture. Later sections explore the politics of each period, including conflicts and alliances, war and truces, the rise and fall of nations, and accessions and successions of heads of state. Other topcis introduced along the way include science and technology, intellectual and political thought, literature, art, theater, music, and the popular culture of each era. Spanning over 3,000 years of European history, this book covers: The birth of European civilization at Knossos Great philosophers The birth of Christianity The golden age of poetry The golden age of Constantinople The pinnacle of Byzantine art Medieval cultures The Black Death The Magna Carta Protestant challenge to Christian Orthodoxy The Renaissance The development of modern thought and technology Absolutism and Enlightenment The French Revolution Bismarck and German unification The industrial/scientific age World War I and World War II The Cold War in Europe Present day Europe.

Author: Stevenson, John

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 512

Publisher: Facts on File

Publication Date: 2002-11-01

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ISBN: 0816051526


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