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The Shortest History of Europe: How Conquest, Culture, and Religion Forged a Continent - A Retelling for Our Times

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The Shortest History of Europe: How Conquest, Culture, and Religion Forged a Continent - A Retelling for Our Times

By  James Hirst , Afterword by  Filip Slaveski
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Uncover the decisive moments that shaped a world-changing continent. The Shortest History books deliver thousands of years of history in one riveting, fast-paced read.

Celebrated historian John Hirst draws from his own lectures to deliver this ultra-accessible master class on the making of modern Europe, from Ancient Greece through World War II. With over 600,000 copies sold worldwide, this brief history is a global sensation propelled by a thesis of astonishing simplicity: Just three elements—German warfare, Greek and Roman culture, and Christianity—come together to explain everything else, from the Crusades to the Industrial Revolution. Hirst’s razor-sharp grasp of cause and effect helps us see with sparkling clarity how the history of Europe—the crucible of liberal democracy—shapes the way we live today.

John Hirst (1942–2016) was a celebrated historian and social commentator whose notable history books include Australian History in Seven Questions and The Australians. A history professor at La Trobe University for almost 40 years, he lived in Melbourne, Australia.

ISBN: 9781615199143

ISBN-10: 9781615199143

Publisher: The Experiment

Publication Date: 11/08/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/08/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

History / Europe

History / Europe / Western

Political Science / History & Theory

Religion / History