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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (96 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. M. Roberts Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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’ 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The appearance of A History of Europe by J.M. Roberts is…timely and welcome.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Combines authority and good sense with fluency and wit. For the reader looking for an account which is concise but comprehensive, lively but reliable, this is the obvious choice.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “A lucid, convincing introductory guide, certainly the best such summation currently available.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peter Okhuysen | 8/22/2013

    " Thorough, extensive, readable - long (45 hrs to get through this tome) Wonderful to work through a piece like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sebastien | 1/9/2012

    " Very solid overview of general European history. Some parts of the book lost my interest, but that's because 20th century history is what interests me most... also, this book seemed to have a heavy focus on British history as compared to the other European cultures, but overall the balance was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole | 5/12/2011

    " This is an omniborus of 6 books with book one starting at the beginning of Europe (the forming of the continent) to the Roman Empire. Absolutely fascinating and filled with detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peter | 1/1/2010

    " Thorough, extensive, readable - long (45 hrs to get through this tome) Wonderful to work through a piece like this. "

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