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 England Europe 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, The first short, single-volume history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of England ...

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Title:A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin
Author:Simon Jenkins
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Genres:History
ISBN:B07CV4RSXG
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin Reviews

  • Wang
    Mar 05, 2019
    Better than I thought and the author disabused people of some long-held myth such as Bastille. I do find one error where the author stated that Basque was the only part of Spain that wasn't conquered by the Moors. It's not correct. Asturias didn't fall into the Moors either. ...
  • Robert Reese
    Apr 09, 2019
    Short is a correct way to describe this history, it moves extremely rapidly covering the whole history of Europe ending in 2016. The main criticism is that the coverage is not expansive enough, but the goal was clearly to have a short book covering as much as possible within the format...
  • Bruno Espadana
    Jan 03, 2019
    Condensing the history of Europe into 400 pages means you can?t expect depth and detail. Simon Jenkins assumes this right at the beginning - this is a short history of Europe, and thus, aimed at readers who want to have an overview of how this continent evolved over time, mainly from...
  • Zeb Kantrowitz
    Feb 23, 2019
    For anyone who has forgotten what they learned in High School or just have no memory of European History, this is the perfect book. It is written not by date or geography but by culture. Starting with Greece and following through to Rome, the Church, The Reformation, The Renaissance an...
  • Richard Smith
    Apr 12, 2019
    My blog on the book, with the whole book haphazardly summarised i a few quotes: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...
  • Defneandac
    Dec 25, 2018
    Really short and fast history of Europe. Although it is short it's full of insight and information. Europe is the cradle of Western culture which dominates the world right now. The question is :' Can it keep on dominating the world?I think, If Europe learns to keep the peace it can. Bu...
  • Jenny
    Feb 15, 2019
    When trying to tell the history of Europe in around 400 pages, I didn't expect a great deal of detail and if you go in with that attitude, I think you will be very satisfied by this book. This is a shotgun of a nonfiction, taking you from the start of civilization of Europe up to the p...
  • Ethan
    May 18, 2019
    A "great men" overview of the history of Europe. I presume the author is English, but in general he does well at keeping the appropriate focus on what has been deemed the "most relevant" stories of the development of Europe over time: quick prehistory primer, Greece, Rome, first mig...
  • Tom Bennett
    May 14, 2019
    Fantastic. Joins all those dots in a clear and informative way. The text sweeps along in an energetic and involving way. Well worth a read. ...
  • Jack Wolfe
    Jun 17, 2019
    Me and my wife wanna take a trip to Europe, but we don't know anything about Europe, so we're both reading books about Europe. First up is this "Short History of Europe," which tells you the whole story... But also none of it? Jenkins' effort to reduce millennia of history to 300 pages...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Mar 11, 2019
    A Short History of Europe begins with Neanderthals and concludes with the 2016 vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. In between are births, deaths, court intrigue and full-blown battles. Whether you are planning to go on Jeopardy or just want to impress academics w...
  • Mike Grundy
    Jan 27, 2019
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  • Emmanuel-francis
    Apr 26, 2019
    Will Durant-lite. I doubt anyone will come away hating this book, some might be put off by some of its minor errors and amused by its whiggish slant, but this is a necessary reminder of the European achievement. Flirts with hagiography, but personally, I have missed this sort of op...
  • Ann Otto
    May 05, 2019
    A good choice to tweak your memory-everything you learned about the history of Europe in high school and college but may have forgotten. As you read, memories of history, literature and historical fiction you've read return. Jenkins makes it interesting for general readers, not a histo...
  • Dubi
    Feb 05, 2019
    Two quick caveats from me: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, which follows (thanks, NetGalley!). And in contrast to the author, I was a history major in college, with a focus on European history, although that was a long time ago a...
  • Dubi
    Feb 05, 2019
    Two quick caveats from me: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, which follows (thanks, NetGalley!). And in contrast to the author, I was a history major in college, with a focus on European history, although that was a long time ago a...
  • Simon
    Mar 03, 2019
    An excellent account of the history of Europe from the emergence of Greek culture to modern day. The history is split into easily digested chapters that makes following the multiple different threads of the different rulers and states possible. As an introduction to the specific time p...
  • Haseeb
    Apr 22, 2019
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  • Jonathan
    Jan 19, 2019
    I must preface this review by saying that I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley. A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin is a capable single-volume history of the geopolitical entity of Europe. It is relative short and to the point. And it is relatively nove...
  • J.R. Trivigno
    Apr 18, 2019
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  • Amit
    Jan 29, 2019
    A riveting red bus tour of European history! Simon Jenkins packs in 3000 years of the continent in 300 pages and manages to keep you glued. The writing is crisp and moves deftly from one region to the other overlaid on the train of time. The narrative is a little heavy on France and G...
  • Robert Sinnott
    Dec 31, 2018
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  • Montag
    Jan 13, 2019
    A book too short for so much history. Still enjoyable if it wasn't ruined by the authors anti-European Union bias in the last chapters. ...
  • Aidan Anderson
    Apr 10, 2019
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  • Thomas Huttinga
    Nov 16, 2018
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  • Nelly
    Mar 28, 2019
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  • Nicolas Ladkani
    Jan 28, 2019
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  • Tristan Lawrence
    Feb 20, 2019
    An interesting and largely enjoyable read that provides a good overview of Europe?s history. I think the book could have lent a bit more into providing an individual position; although inherently broad brush more personal insight would have made for a more engaging and ultimately mem...
  • Daniel
    May 13, 2019
    Best overview of European history I have seen or read. ...
  • Eduardo Rivero
    Mar 21, 2019
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