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European History for Dummies

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Sean Lang presents an informative take on countries, conflicts, people, institutions, disasters and triumphs that have helped to shape modern-day Europe.
Paperback, 406 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2006)
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Heather
Feb 27, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
A very good guide for such a long topic. I feel like it really helps you connect different points of time in history, and you really get the full picture. The author also has a pretty funny tone too, which makes it very readable.
Opica
Aug 31, 2013 Opica rated it it was amazing
Vse podčrtala, pobarvala, napisala opombe, označila. Super schnell-kurs o tem, kako smo od kamenčkov v jamah prišli do današnje moderne Evrope. Ogromno zanimivih štorij in zanimivih osebnosti smo pridelali. Moje najljubše obdobje? Renesansa in humanizem, of course.
Bert
Dec 07, 2015 Bert rated it really liked it
Serves as a brief, yet good, overview for someone interested in learning about the highlights of European history. Also great for a person look for a quick refresher on a certain period. The touch of humor infused by the author make it a light and easy read. Mr. Lang talks about certain part of Europe over a particular time period, then moving to a different part of Europe around the same time period in the following chapter, while bringing it all together as certain affairs encompass the whole ...more
Fiona
Nov 24, 2014 Fiona rated it it was amazing
Concise and witty. Will keep you giggling, and that helps you remember stuff.
Jenn
Mar 04, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was surprised at how fast I read this! It's not a very in-depth look at European history, but its very readable, and even funny. It really pertains largely to the European continent, since you can read the author's "British History for Dummies" for the British info.
Olivia
Mar 20, 2013 Olivia added it
Interesting overview of European history... Helped me put the pieces together a little better. Loved the sarcasm throughout the whole book.
Jeff
Jan 25, 2012 Jeff rated it liked it
A good overview considering how huge the subject is. Easy read - a good starter for European history
Michael Elliott
May 31, 2008 Michael Elliott rated it liked it
Everyone should read page 328 concerning appeasing terrorist.
Jason
Aug 08, 2012 Jason rated it liked it


A good book to gather a sketch of a massive subject.
Melissa
Aug 08, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Entertaining overview of European history.
Tim
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Check out the term "Indulgence".
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