A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin

January 14, 2019 - Comment
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Anonymous says:

A Useful Guide To European History From Ancient Greece To The Present. Jenkins writes elegantly about Europe. His book covers many centuries. At times the pace is bewildering. Inevitably, there are gaps and several major events are covered in very few pages. The general reader, however, should find the book full of interest. There is useful for synthesis but little new analysis. I surmise the book didn’t take very long to write.The word Europe emerged in the 6th century BC. It referred to the mainland north of Greece. It has never had…

Anonymous says:

Only for those have no knowledge of Europe If you have no knowledge of Europe this is a useful book. If you are educated and have read other books on European history then you will be bored witless. Reads like a school textbook, no synthesis of ideas, no consideration of the topography of Europe and the effect on the people and culture. Ditto the religious tension. I heard a podcast about this book and generally admire Simon Jenkins hence ordering the book. Disappointing. I rather thought I might be getting something along the lines of…

Anonymous says:

A great chronological overview Full of fascinating facts, a very readable narrative.

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