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A History of Europe
Henri Pirenne
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A History of Europe (Routledge Revivals)

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First published in 1939, this is a reissue ofaHenri Pirenne'saextremely popular and influential history of Europe in the middle ages.aIt beginsawithathe Barbarian and Musulman invasions in the fifth century AD, which signalled the end of the Roman world in the West, andaends in the middle of theasixteenth centuryawith the Renaissance and the Reformation.aUniversally praise ...more
ebook, 376 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge (first published January 1900)
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JoséMaría BlancoWhite
Gran historiador Henri Pirenne, de los más grandes. Escribió esta historia de Europa estando prisionero de los alemanes durante la I Guerra Mundial, sin libros que le sirvieran de material de apoyo, simplemente con su memoria y su ingenio se puso a escribir esta maravillosa obra. La comenzó a escribir para entretener la mente de sus desgracias personales, su aislamiento y la preocupación por su familia, de la cual le habían separado los alemanes. Circunstancia tan dolorosa acabó siendo una bendi ...more
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This remarkable book was written nearly 100 years ago by a Belgian historian imprisoned in Germany with no access to books, and somehow managed to cast its shadow over the greater part of 20th century historiography. On the one hand it offered a robust rejection of German racial determinism, and on the other it provided a new view on the end of Antiquity. Perviously it had been argued that the barbarian invasions of the 5th and 6th centuries had immediately ruined the Roman Empire, and caused a ...more
Lauren Albert
First of all, Routledge should be ashamed of the Kindle version which has clearly never been touched by the hand or eyes of an editor. It was apparently OCRed and then thrown on line with nary a look. On top of that, the pagination is all wrong. The Table of Contents shows more than 600 pages but the book itself shows 300 something pages--and I'm talking actual pagination, not pages that would be changed by the font. I checked and all the sections match but the pages are wrong.

As for the book, I
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Henri Pirenne was a leading Belgian historian. He also became prominent in the non-violent resistance to the Germans who occupied Belgium in World War I.

Henri Pirenne's reputation today rests on three contributions to European history. First, what has become known as the Pirenne Thesis, concerning origins of the Middle Ages in reactive state formation and shifts in trade; secondly, for a distincti
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