• European History

  • A Captivating Guide to the History of Europe, Starting from the Neanderthals Through to the Roman Empire and the End of the Cold War
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Explore the captivating history of Europe.

Europe’s past is characterized by fighting and warfare, and it is punctuated with great works of art, philosophy, science, and technology. Even its recent history is much the same - that’s why, so much of the globe was once ruled by European monarchies.

Despite all the infighting and territorial exploits, Europeans have managed to create some of the most beautiful pieces of literature, architecture, political structures, and ideas the world has ever seen.

In European History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Europe, Starting from the Neanderthals Through to the Roman Empire and the End of the Cold War, you will discover chapters, such as:

  • Prehistory
  • The Neolithic Revolution
  • The Bronze Age
  • Early Tribes of Europe
  • The Iron Age
  • Prehistoric Britain
  • The Classical Greeks
  • The Roman Empire
  • The Vikings
  • The Dark Ages
  • The Holy Roman Empire
  • The Rise of Wessex
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Marco Polo and Renaissance Italy
  • Joan of Arc
  • Isabella I of Castile
  • The Age of Discovery
  • The Reformation
  • The Enlightenment
  • The French Revolution
  • The Industrial Age
  • The British Empire of Queen Victoria
  • The Great War
  • The Russian Revolution
  • World War II
  • The Cold War Era
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about European history, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

©2019 Captivating History (P)2020 Vicelane LLC
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Awesome Book

I love this book! It is incredibly dense, but fascinating. I've found that to get the most out of it, and save myself from frequent confusion, I am often doing web searches for names, languages and maps to help me put the writing in perspective and remind me of the geography relative to modern times.

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Highly Recommended

This highly academic yet highly readable classic is indispensable for an understanding of history, starting with the Greek myth of Europa, a thorough but entertaining dissertation on the origins of modern Europe, and the features of modern Europe. No war or effort at peace is left examined. I cannot recommend this highly enough, it is indispensable.

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Liked It

For what I have read so far: and even though I am a fast reader - it takes time to read and think about - but so far it is quite thought provoking and excellent. It is long but I will enjoy it all I am sure. And I will learn a great deal.

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Very Good Explained

Rambling, discursive, entertaining informative and highly individual. With particular reference to eastern Europe and Orthodoxy. Captivating History is a eastern European specialist and so balances up the usual highly Western European, Catholic/Protestant bias found in histories of this sort.

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Very Well Done

Captivating History provide a rare synthesis of European history through a very relatable and fresh narrative.

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The Author Rocks

It's an encyclopedia you can read every evening in your bed before sleep.
Captivating History rocks!

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Awesome

I got this book because I wanted to know how Europe go to be the way it is today. I knew bits and pieces of history, but it was only bits and pieces. This book tied all those bits and pieces together. On that count alone, I am highly satisfied with this work.

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Good Overview

This is a well known modern overview of European history, notable for several reasons. One is that it covers (almost) equally all parts of Europe, East as well as West etc.

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Great

This book is by very knowledgeable author, who has his own interesting views and prospective. Even if you disagree about some issues, or you find his findings to be strange, it is pleasure to disagree.

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Very Nice

One of the best history books I have read. It has amazing coverage from the Ice Age to post WWII and unusually it actually covers all of Europe including the east, the north and the south in addition to the west. A pleasure and an education to read.

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  • Doris Lyttle
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I would recommend

Great for an intro, review or a guide for students taking a course in European History.

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  • Matthew Peacock
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Solid overview

This is a great, listenable overview of European history. Gave a nice overview of how cultures and people evolved to become Europe as now know.