The Shortest History Of Europe Large Print 16pt

Author: John Hirst
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ISBN: 1459605438
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Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilisation. 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. Accompanied by lively illustrations, The Shortest History of Europe is a clear, humorous and thought-provoking account of a remarkable civilisation.

The Shortest History Of Europe

Author: John Hirst
Editor: Black Inc.
ISBN: 192187063X
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Celebrated historian John Hirst offers a fascinating exploration of the qualities that made Europe a world-changing civilisation. 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. Accompanied by lively illustrations, The Shortest History of Europe is a clear, humorous and thought-provoking account of a remarkable civilisation. This new edition brings the story into the present, covering the world wars and beyond. ‘Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail, sweeping, challenging and funny’ —James Button ‘Great stuff, the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking’ —Courier Mail ‘An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression’ —The Age ‘A wise, illuminating little book’ —Sydney Morning Herald ‘Crisp, lucid and evocative’ —The Australian Book Review

The Shortest History Of Germany

Author: James Hawes
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 161519570X
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2,000 years of history in one riveting afternoon A country both admired and feared, Germany has been the epicenter of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It did not emerge as a modern nation until 1871—yet today, Germany is the world’s fourth-largest economy and a standard-bearer of liberal democracy. “There’s no point studying the past unless it sheds some light on the present,” writes James Hawes in this brilliantly concise history that has already captivated hundreds of thousands of readers. “It is time, now more than ever, for us all to understand the real history of Germany.”

The Shortest History Of England

Author: JAMES. HAWES
Editor: Black Incorporated
ISBN: 9781760641658
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In the internationally acclaimed Shortest History of Germany, James Hawes showed that the whole sweep of a national story can be captured in a short book packed with maps and graphics, throwing striking new light on the present day. Now he does the same for his own country. From the Roman invasion through the Britons, Anglo-Saxons and Danes, via the Norman Conquest, the Anglo-French Empire and the Reformation, through the Civil War, Empire and the wars of the twentieth century, and up to the question-filled present, England emerges in a strange, new light. The world's most successful colonial culture is often seen as a uniquely stable Island Kingdom. A gallop through its story shows that it is, in fact, a place shot through with ancient fault lines, locked into European history and overlaid for the past thousand years with that most English of factors, a class system like nowhere else on Earth. With the Empire gone, Brexit looming and the break-up of the United Kingdom itself a real possibility, there's never been a time like this to understand the real history of England.

Convict Society And Its Enemies

Author: John B. Hirst
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ISBN: 9781597406512
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The Cambridge Economic History Of Europe From The Decline Of The Roman Empire Volume 4 The Economy Of Expanding Europe In The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Author: E. E. Rich
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521045070
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Examines the economic history of Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Evolution Of Constitutionalism In The Selected States Of Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Krzysztof Prokop
Editor: Wydawnictwo Temida 2
ISBN: 8389620871
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Australian History In 7 Questions

Author: John Hirst
Editor: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1922231703
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If there are genuine questions about Australian history, there is something to puzzle over. The history ceases to be predictable—and dull. From the author of The Shortest History of Europe, acclaimed historian John Hirst, comes this fresh and stimulating approach to understanding Australia's past and present. Hirst asks and answers questions that get to the heart of Australia's history: Why did Aborigines not become farmers? How did a penal colony change peacefully to a democracy? Why was Australia so prosperous so early? Why did the Australian colonies federate? What effect did convict origins have on national character? Why was the postwar migration programme a success? Why is Australia not a republic? Engaging and enjoyable, and written for the novice and the expert alike, Australian History in 7 Questions explains how we became the nation we are today. ‘If you don't always agree with the answers, you will certainly acquire a renewed interest in the questions. This, surely, is the highest hope of good history.’ —Saturday Paper ‘An excellent tool for provoking debate’ —Age ‘An intriguing approach’ —West Weekend Magazine ‘With trademark clarity and insight, Hirst manages to touch every cornerstone of Australia’s past ... every Australian should read this book.’ —Monthly ‘Thought provoking’ —Daily Telegraph ‘Instructively provocative’ —Burnie Advocate ‘Australian History in 7 Questions is a lively and exciting book, showing the skills of a professional historian and social commentator ... Anyone would benefit from reading this erudite short book.’ —Australian Journal of Politics and History John Hirst was a member of the History Department at La Trobe University from 1968 to 2007. He has written many books on Australian history, including Convict Society and Its Enemies, The Strange Birth of Colonial Democracy, The Sentimental Nation, Sense and Nonsense in Australian History and The Shortest History of Europe.

History Of Europe During The French Revolution

Author: Archibald Alison
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108025447
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This bestselling history, published between 1833 and 1842, interpreted the French Revolution as a warning about the dangers of democracy.