The Penguin History of Europe

The Penguin History of Europe

J.M. Roberts / Jun 26, 2019

The Penguin History of Europe None

  • Title: The Penguin History of Europe
  • Author: J.M. Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780140265613
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
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      • J.M. Roberts

        John Morris Roberts, CBE, was a British historian, with significant published works From 1979 1985 he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Southampton, and from 1985 1994, Warden of Merton College, Oxford He was also well known as the author and presenter of the BBC TV series The Triumph of the West 1985.


    402 Comments

    1. This book spent 700+ pages not altering my understanding of the impact of Penguins on the history of Europe.


    2. I strongly prefer Norman Davies "Europe: A History," but this is a far shorter overview much more accessible to the general reader. It provides a decent "big picture" overview of European history from the Stone Age through the end of the Bosnian-Serb war in the mid-1990s. Don't go looking for much detail here, but you'll get a good idea of the broader context of each era - particularly how one epoch fades into the next. Includes some good analysis of what happens between big events (fall of Rome [...]


    3. John asked for it, John got it: Caveat Lector.Much like Robert’s excellent History of the World (which I think is a bit better). From the jacket: “For his ability to grasp and communicate the full sweep of the past, Roberts must rank as the leading historical mind of his generation.” “A monumental work of synthesis outstanding factual accuracy and solid judgments.” “His gifts of compression and clear exposition are outstanding.”The first third covers ancient civilization to 1500, t [...]


    4. This book does give a good, sweeping view of big historical trends that have contributed to the construction of modern Europe. However, as an archaeologist, I was disappointed in Roberts' handling of prehistory. In fact, there are a number of claims that he makes about native peoples that seem to come out of scholarship of the 1960s and earlier. Which brings me to another issue: where is the bibliography in this book? I was expecting a long, detailed list of sources, but there is nothing (at lea [...]



    5. The reviewer is mindful that anchors are available to address the difficulties presenting on pp12-14.:-o p71, p78, p196, p272, p273, p460, p469, p501, p536, p665Chapter three could be (i.e. is) problematic: Roberts seems to be talking at his reader out of the page in (non-verbally) projected half-arguments whose effect appears to be masking the author's concerns. Some points of engineering and commercial grammar appear to have been appropriated, which may beg the question as to what the issues a [...]


    6. It took me three years to read this book. It is not the kind of history that draws the reader in to the story. Much of the writing seemed to assume a basic knowledge of what the author was explaining. Without that prior knowledge, I had to think really hard to understand what he was saying. I'm glad it has an index, because that's the only way I'll be able to recall details.I majored in history in college but never got the big overview of European history. While traveling in Europe a few years a [...]


    7. I wish it wasn't so concise, but it is very knowledgeable and well-written. The only thing that made me put it down was my need for sleep, food and pausing to look out the window at the cute squirrel in my garden.



    8. Good overview of the expanse of European History. Personally found the sentence structures awkward and confusing at times.



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