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By Peter Rietbergen

ISBN-10: 0415663571

ISBN-13: 9780415663571

ISBN-10: 041566361X

ISBN-13: 9780415663618

This 3rd, revised and augmented variation of Peter Rietbergen’s hugely acclaimed Europe: A Cultural historical past offers a big and unique contribution to the learn of Europe. From historic Babylonian legislations codes to Pope Urban’s name to campaign in 1095, and from Michelangelo on Italian artwork in 1538 to Sting’s songs within the past due 20th century, the expressions of the tradition that has constructed in Europe are varied and wide-ranging. This unprecedented textual content expertly connects this type, explaining them to the reader in an intensive and but hugely readable type.

Presented chronologically, Europe: A Cultural heritage examines the numerous cultural construction blocks of Europe, stressing their significance within the formation of the continent’s ever-changing cultural identities. beginning with the beginnings of agricultural society and finishing with the mass tradition of the early twenty-first century, the booklet makes use of literature, artwork, technology, expertise and tune to check Europe’s cultural background by way of continuity and alter. Rietbergen seems at how societies constructed new methods of surviving, believing, eating and speaking during the interval. His e-book is certain in paying specific consciousness to the methods early Europe has been shaped in the course of the influence of a spread of?cultures, from Celtic and German to Greek and Roman. The function of Christianity is under pressure, yet as a contested variable, as are the impacts from, for instance, Asia within the early sleek interval and from American tradition and Islamic immigrants in additional fresh times.

Since anxieties over Europe's destiny mount, this 3rd variation textual content has been completely revised for the past due 20th and early twenty-first centuries. furthermore, it now additionally contains a 'dossier' of a few seventeen essay-like vignettes that spotlight cultural phenomena acknowledged to be attribute of Europe: social cohesion, capitalism, democracy etc. With a big variety of illustrations, maps,?excerpts of resources or even lyrics from modern songs to help the arguments, this booklet either serves the final reader in addition to scholars of ancient and cultural studies.

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