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J.M. Roberts - A History Of Europe

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J.M. Roberts - A History Of Europe

J.M. Roberts - A History Of Europe ( Frederick Davidson
ISBN-10: 0713992042 | MP3 | 32 kbps | 519Mb


Author: James Roberts
Performer: Frederick Davidson
Genre: history lectures

How is it that the small continent of Europe, with its rich multiplicity of cultures and traditions, has managed to exert so profound an influence on the rest of the world? Roberts's sweeping and entertaining history notes the paradoxical effect, for good and ill, on everything touched by those Western values that originated in Europe.
Beginning with its Paleolithic origins and the early civilizations of the Aegean, Roberts traces the development of the European identity over the course of thousands of years, ranging across empires and religions, economics, science, and the arts. Antiquity, the age of Christendom, the Middle Ages, early modern history, and the old European order are all surveyed in turn, with particular emphasis given to the turbulent twentieth century.
When it comes to narrative history, J.M. Roberts is an undisputed master of his craft. His classic History of the World with more than a quarter million copies sold worldwide, remains, in the words of eminent historian A.J.P. Taylor, "a stupendous achievement. . . the unrivaled world history of our day. . . unbelievably accurate. . . almost incontestable in its judgment." His rendering of the history of Europe is just as remarkable.
Narrative history from a master of the genre, A History of Europe "combines authority and good sense with fluency and wit," said Tim Blanning in his review of the book in London's Times Literary Supplement.