Europe 101 History and Art for the Traveler

ISBN-10: 1566915163
ISBN-13: 9781566915168
Edition: 7th 2006
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Description: Rick Steves' Europe 101 helps you make the most of your sightseeing. A fun and informative guide to understanding European art and history, this "professor in your pocket" features: - Chronologically organized chapters--from the pyramids to  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Rick Steves' Europe 101 helps you make the most of your sightseeing. A fun and informative guide to understanding European art and history, this "professor in your pocket" features: - Chronologically organized chapters--from the pyramids to Picasso--that explain the forces behind Europe's most important cultural and artistic periods - Handy lists of sights that allow you to link your newly acquired knowledge with the specific paintings, sculptures, and buildings you'll see on your trip - A humorous, readable style that is a joy to read compared with the history textbooks you slept on in school - Timelines, maps, drawings, and photos that illustrate Europe's story and round out your education - Ratings of each sight - Hundreds of current restaurant and hotel recommendations - In-depth information on trip planning - Web support at www.ricksteves.com, the most heavily visited European destination website - Color maps and photos

Introduction
History and Art of Europe
Prehistoric Europe
Egypt (3000 - 1000 B.C.)
Greece (2000 - 150 B.C.)
Rome (500 B.C. - A.D. 500)
The "Dark" Ages (A.D. 500 - 1000)
The High Middle Ages (A.D. 1000 - 1500)
The Renaissance (1400 - 1600)
Reformation, Discovery, and the Rise of Nation-States (1500 - 1650)
Divine Monarchs and Revolution (1650 - 1815)
19th-Century Europe
The 20th Century
Europe Today
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Thirty-Two Millennia in Six Pages
Appendix
Artists and Dates
Index

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