A Short History of Europe: From the Greeks and Romans to the Present Day

A Short History of Europe: From the Greeks and Romans to the Present Day[PDF / Epub] ⚣ A Short History of Europe: From the Greeks and Romans to the Present Day ✈ Antony Evelyn Alcock – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk In this work Antony Alcock recounts the historical development of Europe from the Greek city states through to the 2000 Nice Treaty on European Integration and the attack on New York of 11 September 2 In History of Europe: From Epub / this work Antony Alcock History of Epub á recounts the historical development of Europe from the Greek city states through to the Nice Treaty on European Integration and the attack on New York of September This Short History of Europe is told simply and accessibly A Short PDF \ yet provides the political economic social and cultural context for Europe's increasing integration based on the three pillars of Greek political thought Roman law and the Christian religion including analysis of new Short History of Europe: From PDF \ material Antony Alcock brings his history fully up to date looking at such issues Short History of eBook ✓ as the collapse of Yugoslavia immigration and asylum seekers and finally consideration of the future of Europe in the twenty first century. The prose is decent but the history is painfulAs should be obvious by the title and length this is a work that's simply too large in scope to be very good Ideas are presented without development and summarized without expansion Useful as a reference or as a uick primer before reading in depth on any of the topics presented I'd struggle to find value in that as even a 100 level textbookPlus the attempt at a conclusion waspretty awkward This is a pretty good primer on European history and I uite enjoyed it although it took me a while to read it Must note that I was reading it for personal interest rather than academic need Big yawn Might be due to my lack of interest I'm not sure We had to read this book for a History course at the uni and as far as I know no one really enjoyed the book even those who love studying History Lot of info though Kievan Rus The Russian Primary ChronicleKINGS UEENS AND PRINCESKievan Prince Yaroslav the Wise r1019 1054 is portrayed as following the model of the Christian ruler especially the Byzantine emperor not from Alcock bookYaroslavapplied himself to books and read them continually day and night He assembled many scribes and translated from Greek into Slavic He wrote and collected many books through which true believers are instructed and enjoy religious education For as one man plows the land and another sows and still others reap and eat food in abundance so did this prince His father Vladimir plowed and harrowed the soil when he enlightened Rus through baptism while this prince sowed the hearts of the faithful with the written word and we in turn reap the harvest by receiving the teaching of books For great is the profit from book learningThrough the medium of books we are shown and taught the way of repentance for we gain wisdom and continence from the written word Books are like rivers that water the whole earth; they are the springs of wisdom For books have an immeasurable depth; by them we are consoled in sorrow They are the bridle of self restraint For great is wisdom As Solomon said in its praise I wisdom have inculcated counsel; I have summoned reason and prudence The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom Mine are counsel wisdom constancy and strength Through me kings rule and the mighty decree justice Through me are princes magnified and the oppressors possess the earth I love them that love me and they who seek me shall find grace If you seek wisdom attentively in books you obtain great profit fro your spitif He who reads books often converses with God or with holy man If one possesses the words of the prophets the teachings of the evangelists and the apostles and the lives of the holy fathers his soul will derive great profit therefrom 1 Ancient Greece 2000 280BC2 Rome Republic and Empire 753BC 565AD3 Christianity 100BC 1200BC4 The Papacy and the Foundation of the Holy Roman Empire 700 1000AD5 Eastern Europe 600 1100AD6 The High Middle Ages The Power of the Papacy 1000 13007 The End of the Middle Ages and the Rise of States 1300 15008 The Expansion of Europe and the First Colonial Empires 1500 16509 Reformation Counter Reformation and the Religious War 1500 1650 10 Continental Absolutism and the English Political Liberty 1650 178911 The Industrial and French Revolutions 1750 185012 The Uncertain Giant 1850 1914 13 The Zenith of Nationalism 1914 194514 The Continent Divided 1945 199115 Ever Closer Union Page 121 Dutch prosperity in the seventeenth century 8 factors1 The dutch did not make the same mistakes that Spain made2 Commercial Superpower3 Politics were dominated NOT by a warrior aristocracy but a class of entrepreneurial merchants4 Excellent ship designers low cost and river efficient5 Amsterdam became the world’s financial capital6 Skilled workers in Holland religious refugees fueled this – Protestants and Jews7Dutch commercial power was based on lowering the unit costs of production Dutch became Europe’s middle man8 Agriculture boom and prosperity and progress needed to feed the urban populationBehavior of their enemies Spain destoyed southern Low Countries

A Short History of Europe: From the Greeks and Romans to
  • ebook
  • 344 pages
  • A Short History of Europe: From the Greeks and Romans to the Present Day
  • Antony Evelyn Alcock
  • 25 July 2014
  • 9781283185110