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A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

The first short, single-volume history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warri... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241352519
Barcode 9780241352519
Published 29 October 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Jenkins, Simon
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ISBN-13 9780241352519
ISBN-10 0241352517
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Publication Date 29 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Jenkins, Simon
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 558g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Europe - History
NBS Text Ancient History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940
Catalogue Code 953861

Description of this Book

The first short, single-volume history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Dark Ages, the Reformation and the French Revolution, to the Second World War and up to the present day.Jenkins takes in leaders from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. He brings together the transformative forces and dominant eras into one chronological tale - all with his usual insight, colour and authority.Despite the importance of Europe's politics, economy and culture, there has not been - until now - a concise book to tell this story. Covering the key events, themes and individuals, Jenkins' portrait of the continent could not be more timely - or masterful.'Full of stand-out facts ... absolutely fascinating' - Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2, on 'A Short History of England''Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece' - Independent, Books of the Year on England's Thousand Best Churches'Jenkins is, like all good guides, more than simply informative: he can be courteous and rude, nostalgic and funny, elegant, convincing and relaxed' - Adam Nicolson on 'England's Thousand Best Houses', Evening Standard'Full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought' - Michael Wood on 'A Short History of England', New Statesman'Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book' - Max Hastings on 'England's Thousand Best Houses', Sunday Telegraph

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Full of stand-out facts ... absolutely fascinating -- Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2, on 'A Short History of England' Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece -- Independent, Books of the Year on England's Thousand Best Churches Jenkins is, like all good guides, more than simply informative: he can be courteous and rude, nostalgic and funny, elegant, convincing and relaxed -- Adam Nicolson on 'England's Thousand Best Houses' * Evening Standard * Full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought -- Michael Wood on 'A Short History of England' * New Statesman * Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book -- Max Hastings on 'England's Thousand Best Houses' * Sunday Telegraph *

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Author's Bio

Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling books Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, A Short History of England, England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses. He is the former editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, and a columnist for The Guardian and Evening Standard. He has served as deputy chairman of English Heritage and chairman of the National Trust.

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