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A Short History of Europe: From the Greeks and Romans to the by Antony Alcock (auth.)

By Antony Alcock (auth.)

In this paintings, Antony Alcock recounts the historic improvement of Europe from the Greek urban states via to the 2000 great Treaty on eu Integration and the assault on long island of eleven September 2001. This brief historical past of Europe is informed easily and accessibly, but presents the political, fiscal, social and cultural context for Europe's expanding integration, in accordance with the 3 pillars of Greek political concept, Roman legislation and the Christian faith, together with research of latest fabric, Antony Alcock brings his heritage absolutely up to date such matters because the cave in of Yugoslavia, immigration and asylum seekers and at last attention of the way forward for Europe within the 21st century.

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This was a body of three hundred members from old landed aristocratic families. It was from the ranks of the Senate that the Republic's chief magistrates or executive officers, Consuls and Praetors, were chosen. There were two Consuls, chosen annually, who administered the government by joint decision and commanded the armies. The Praetors administered justice. The Senate was not, however, a legislative body. What it did do was to give advice to the Consuls and Praetors, advice which was not lightly to be disregarded.

It was only in 118bc that the Romans established themselves solidly in southern France, annexing today's Provence and Languedoc in order to ensure communications with Spain. Taking advantage of requests from some Gaulish tribes for help against the invading Helvetii, he marched north into Gaul and in 58±52bc conquered today's France and Belgium, setting the frontiers of the Roman state on the Rhine. Crassus was defeated and killed at Carrhae by the Parthians in 53bc, and the following year Pompey was elected sole consul.

As someone who believed, after the Milvian Bridge, that he was responsible for the protection and development of the Church, he was affronted by the traditional paganism of Rome, whose eÂlites despised Christianity. 8 And near Byzantium a crisis in the Christian church was calling for his attention. As the Church expanded it began to include people and ideas from many different backgrounds. It had to fight pressures from paganism and Judaism, to sort out attitudes to contemporary customs and culture, and decide between beliefs and opinions about issues on which there were no precedents to guide its thinking.

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