A Short History of Europe

From the Greeks and Romans to the Present Day

  • Antony Alcock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Antony Alcock
    Pages 1-16
  3. Antony Alcock
    Pages 17-36
  4. Antony Alcock
    Pages 37-50
  5. Antony Alcock
    Pages 64-74
  6. Antony Alcock
    Pages 192-218
  7. Antony Alcock
    Pages 219-242
  8. Antony Alcock
    Pages 243-265
  9. Antony Alcock
    Pages 266-286
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 287-324

About this book


In this work, Antony Alcock recounts the historical development of Europe from the Greek city states through to the 2000 Nice Treaty on European Integration and the attack on New York of 11 September 2001. This Short History of Europe is told simply and accessibly, yet provides the political, economic, social and cultural context for Europe's increasing integration, based on the three pillars of Greek political thought, Roman law and the Christian religion, including analysis of new material, Antony Alcock brings his history fully up-to-date looking at such issues as the collapse of Yugoslavia, immigration and asylum seekers and finally consideration of the future of Europe in the twenty first century.


absolutism empire Europe Expansion Greece history migration reformation revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Antony Alcock
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterColeraineNorthern Ireland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-99407-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59742-6
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