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European History For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-97818-4
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436 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Origins of a Continent.

Chapter 1: Not So Much a Continent, More a Way of Life.

Chapter 2: The Stone Age Rocks.

Part II: Europe of the Ancients.

Chapter 3: You’re Ancient History!

Chapter 4: The Ups and Downs of the Roman Empire.

Part III: Middle Ages.

Chapter 5: Dancing in the Dark Ages.

Chapter 6: Gold, Murder, and Frankish Sense.

Chapter 7: Knock, Knock, Knocking Heads at Heaven's Door.

Chapter 8: Don't Call Us Medieval!

Part IV: New Ideas, New Worlds.

Chapter 9: Back to the Future: The Renaissance.

Chapter 10: Reformation Ruckus.

Chapter 11: Mass and Massacre: The Wars of Religion.

Chapter 12: Tsar Wars.

Chapter 13: Absolute Power: The Sun King Rises.

Part V: Europe Rules the World.

Chapter 14: The (Almost) Irresistible Rise of France and Russia.

Chapter 15: Seeking Enlightenment.

Chapter 16: France Catches a Cold – and We're All Still Sneezing.

Chapter 17: Grime Wave: Europe Gets Industrial.

Chapter 18: Building Nations.

Part VI: Europe Tears Itself in Two.

Chapter 19: Europe's Age of Empire.

Chapter 20: The War to End All Wars – Doesn't.

Chapter 21: Revolution in Russia.

Chapter 22: Europe Goes to Extremes.

Chapter 23: World War to Cold War.

Chapter 24: Eurovision.

Chapter 25: New Millennium: New Europe.

Part VII: The Par t of Tens.

Chapter 26: Ten Europeans Who Dominated the Continent.

Chapter 27: Ten Days That Shook Europe – and the World.

Chapter 28: Ten Places (apart from Naples) to See Before You Die.

Chapter 29: Ten Things Europe (and the World) Could Have Done Without.

Index.

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