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5 edition of short history of Europe found in the catalog.

short history of Europe

from the Greeks and Romans to the present day

by Antony Evelyn Alcock

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Europe -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-292) and index.

      StatementAntony Alcock ; foreword by J.E. Spence.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD20 .A47 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 304 p. ;
      Number of Pages304
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL687391M
      ISBN 100312210035, 0312210361
      LC Control Number97034338

      Series: Short Oxford History of Europe. Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century the fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this.

      In the middle part, Davies tries to avoid what he calls the bias of Western Civilization (neglect of eastern Europe), in the 20th century part he fights the Allied scheme of history. Davies notes at the end of the preface the book is " only one from an almost infinite number of histories of Europe that could be written " and that his work is Author: Norman Davies. A Grand History of Europe European History, Wars, & Unity: This is a Wikipedia book, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book.

      Norman Davies is Professor of Polish History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. His previous books include God's Playground: A History of Europe (2 vols.) and Heart of Europe: A Short History of Poland (in paperback from Oxford)/5(14). History. The roots of European on-paper comics date back to 18th century caricatures (mocking others styles or behaviors) and illustrated picture books such as Wilhelm Busch's Max and early 19th century Swiss artist Rodolphe Töpffer is regarded by many as the "father of the modern comic" and his publication Histoire de M. Vieux Bois is sometimes called the first "comic book".Earliest publications: 19th century.


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