By Peter Rietbergen
This significant contribution to the belief of Europe sweeps the continent from its Celtic and German origins during the impression of the Greeks and Romans to the fruitful--and occasionally bloody--contacts with different cultures. Peter Rietbergen portrays Europe's background as a sequence of 4 grand levels of continuity and alter set within the context of political, social and fiscal advancements. those levels are new different types of: surviving; believing; taking a look at guy and the realm; and intake and verbal exchange. Rietbergen's descriptions are supported by way of a variety of illuminating excerpts reminiscent of: Chaucer's description of London in 1378; Michelangelo on Italian artwork; and renowned song lyrics of Iron Maiden and Sting.