The History of Europe

The History of Europe

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Baker & Taylor
Covers the history of Europe from ancient civilizations through 2002, covering politics, power struggles, wars, heads of state, science, technology, art, music, architecture, literature, and popular culture of the times.

Book News
The history of Europe is described in detail and with erudition, though the material will be accessible to high school students as well as undergraduates and the popular reader. Each section begins with a map and timeline and is illustrated with good quality color reproductions. Beginning with the Greeks and continuing through the creation of the EU, attention is paid to major as well as marginal trends and figures in philosophy, art, architecture, popular culture, religion, and economics. Of the 11 historians who contributed to this history, one teaches in the US, the rest, including the editor, are in the UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Written by a team of academic experts under the general editorship of Dr. John Stevenson, the text is objective and authoritative yet accessible to the general reader. 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, wars and truces, the rise and fall of nations, and accessions and successions of heads of state. Other topics introduced along the way include science and technology, intellectual and political thought, literature, art, music and popular culture of the times.
An illustrated time line allows readers to gain an overview of the period and serves as a useful introduction to each chapter. Fully illustrated with archival photographs and specially commissioned maps, The History of Europe provides a visual tapestry of key events and those that shaped them to emerge into the changing face of Europe today.

Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, 2002
ISBN: 9780816051526
Characteristics: 512 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Stevenson, John 1946-


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