Eastern Europe!: Everything You Need to Know About the History (and More) of a Region that Shaped Our World and Still Does

Eastern Europe!: Everything You Need to Know About the History (and More) of a Region that Shaped Our World and Still Does


while the mythical Romulus killed his brother Remus and based town of Rome in 753 BCE, Plovdiv -- this present day the second-largest urban in Bulgaria -- was once already hundreds of thousands of years outdated. certainly, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam are all are mere babies in comparison to Plovdiv. this can be only one of the paradoxes that haunts and defines the recent Europe, that a part of Europe that was once free of Soviet bondage in 1989 that is instantly either a lot older than the trendy Atlantic-facing strength facilities of Western Europe whereas additionally being in many ways a lot more youthful than them. Eastern Europe! is a quick and concise (but informative) advent to japanese Europe and its myriad customs and historical past. Even these familiar with Western Europe frequently see jap Europe as terra incognita, with an indication at the border stating "Here be monsters." This booklet is a gateway to knowing either what unites and separates japanese Europeans from their Western brethren, and the way this important sector has been formed by way of, yet has additionally left its mark on, Western Europe, important Asia, the center East and North Africa. excellent for college kids, businesspeople, and those that easily need to know extra approximately the place Grandma or Grandpa got here from, Eastern Europe! is a basic advisor to a quarter that's all too frequently mischaracterized as distant, insular, and superstitious.

Illustrations all through comprise: forty photographs, forty maps and forty figures (tables, charts, etc.)

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