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The Resource A short history of Europe : from Pericles to Putin, Simon Jenkins

A short history of Europe : from Pericles to Putin, Simon Jenkins

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A short history of Europe : from Pericles to Putin
Title
A short history of Europe
Title remainder
from Pericles to Putin
Statement of responsibility
Simon Jenkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In just a few hundred years, a modest peninsula off the northwest corner of Asia has seen the rise and fall of several empires; served as the crucible for scientific dynamism, cultural innovation, and economic revolution; and witnessed cataclysms and bloodshed that have almost destroyed it several times over. This is Europe: a continent whose identity emerged not so much by virtue of geographic or ethnic continuity, but by a long and storied struggle for power. Studded with infamous figures--from Caesar to Charlemagne and Machiavelli to Marx--Simon Jenkins's history of Europe travels briskly from the Roman Empire, the Dark Ages, and the Reformation through the French Revolution, the World Wars, and the fall of the USSR. What emerges in this thrilling and expansive telling is a continent as defined by its continually clashing cultural identities and violent crises as it is by its tireless drive for a society based on the consent of the governed--which holds true right up to the present day. --
Summary
A sweeping, illustrated history of Europe--a continent whose imperial ambitions, internal clashes, and existential threats are as vital today as they were during the conquests of Alexander the Great.
Writing style
Assigning source
Goodreads
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10762931
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jenkins, Simon
Dewey number
940
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D13.5.E85
LC item number
J46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Europe
Target audience
adult
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from Pericles to Putin
Label
A short history of Europe : from Pericles to Putin, Simon Jenkins
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xvii, 354 pages, 20, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541788558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1051135343
  • (OCoLC)1051135343
Label
A short history of Europe : from Pericles to Putin, Simon Jenkins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xvii, 354 pages, 20, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541788558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1051135343
  • (OCoLC)1051135343

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