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A fun, informative guide to Europe s past and present. The history of Europe is rich, complex, vibrant, and at times violent; it has influenced many countries throughout the world and has itself been influenced by many countries. In the light-hearted European History For Dummies, historian Sean Lang explores the countries, conflicts, people, institutions, disasters, and triumphs that have helped shape modern-day Europe, packing in tons of facts alongside the fun. Chapters range from &quote;Celts without Kilts&quote; and &quote;What a Way to Run a Republic!&quote; to &quote;I Capture Quite a…mehr

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A fun, informative guide to Europe s past and present. The history of Europe is rich, complex, vibrant, and at times violent; it has influenced many countries throughout the world and has itself been influenced by many countries. In the light-hearted European History For Dummies, historian Sean Lang explores the countries, conflicts, people, institutions, disasters, and triumphs that have helped shape modern-day Europe, packing in tons of facts alongside the fun. Chapters range from "e;Celts without Kilts"e; and "e;What a Way to Run a Republic!"e; to "e;I Capture Quite a Few Castles,"e; "e;Reformation Ruckus,"e; and "e;The War to End All Wars."e; Sean Lang, the author of British History For Dummies (0-7645-7021-8), is also a history lecturer, examiner, and writer.

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 428
  • Erscheinungstermin: 14.02.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781119997269
  • Artikelnr.: 38249652
Autorenporträt
Sean Lang studied history at Oxford and has been teaching it to school, college, and university students for the past 20 years. He is the author of British History For Dummies and has written textbooks on nineteenth and twentieth century history. He is Honorary Secretary of the Historical Association and co-editor of Twentieth Century History Review. He writes regularly for the Times Educational Supplement and for BBC History Magazine and has written on history teaching for the Council of Europe. Sean is currently based in Cambridge where he is Research Fellow in History at Anglia Ruskin University.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction. Part I: Origins of a Continent. Chapter 1: Not So Much a Continent
More a Way of Life. Chapter 2: The Stone Age Rocks. Part II: Europe of the Ancients. Chapter 3: You're Ancient History! Chapter 4: The Ups and Downs of the Roman Empire. Part III: Middle Ages. Chapter 5: Dancing in the Dark Ages. Chapter 6: Gold
Murder
and Frankish Sense. Chapter 7: Knock
Knock
Knocking Heads at Heaven's Door. Chapter 8: Don't Call Us Medieval! Part IV: New Ideas
New Worlds. Chapter 9: Back to the Future: The Renaissance. Chapter 10: Reformation Ruckus. Chapter 11: Mass and Massacre: The Wars of Religion. Chapter 12: Tsar Wars. Chapter 13: Absolute Power: The Sun King Rises. Part V: Europe Rules the World. Chapter 14: The (Almost) Irresistible Rise of France and Russia. Chapter 15: Seeking Enlightenment. Chapter 16: France Catches a Cold - and We're All Still Sneezing. Chapter 17: Grime Wave: Europe Gets Industrial. Chapter 18: Building Nations. Part VI: Europe Tears Itself in Two. Chapter 19: Europe's Age of Empire. Chapter 20: The War to End All Wars - Doesn't. Chapter 21: Revolution in Russia. Chapter 22: Europe Goes to Extremes. Chapter 23: World War to Cold War. Chapter 24: Eurovision. Chapter 25: New Millennium: New Europe. Part VII: The Par t of Tens. Chapter 26: Ten Europeans Who Dominated the Continent. Chapter 27: Ten Days That Shook Europe - and the World. Chapter 28: Ten Places (apart from Naples) to See Before You Die. Chapter 29: Ten Things Europe (and the World) Could Have Done Without. Index.