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The Shortest History of Europe

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John Hirst

John Hirst was a member of the History Department at La Trobe University from 1968 to 2007. He has written many books on Australian history, including Convict Society and Its Enemies, The Strange Birth of Colonial Democracy, The Sentimental …

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Praise for The Shortest History of Europe

‘Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail, sweeping, challenging and funny’ —James Button

‘Great stuff, the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking’ —Courier Mail


‘An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression’ —Age


‘A wise, illuminating little book’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘Crisp, lucid and evocative’ —Australian Book Review


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