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A History of Modern Europe
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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This work, the first of a two-volume set, covers the history of Europe since the Renaissance. It emphasizes not only cultural and social history, but also examines important political and diplomatic events.
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Lynnsoprano
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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I‘ve worked my way up to the Enlightenment. Since I only read this for #coffeeandbooks with hubby, I‘m pretty pleased with my progress. A lot of what I read today, which also covered the scientific revolution, overlaps with a Great Courses lecture series on science and religion that we are currently watching. It‘s interesting to compare perspectives.

RiverKScottWrites I‘m currently reading Sophie‘s World, which is an excellent primer on philosophy through the ages (edited) 1w
Lynnsoprano @RiverKScottWrites Thanks! I will definitely add that to my list. 1w
Crazeedi I just started a great courses on roku, about birding! So funny you mentioned that. 1w
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Lynnsoprano
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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Remember the old movie, If It‘s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium? Well, I feel like, if it‘s Tuesday, Lynn and hubby must be out for #booksandcoffee 😂

Susanita I loved that movie and thought of it several times while on the cruise. They had little rugs in the elevators with the day of the week, which turned out to be very helpful! 1mo
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Lynnsoprano
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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Happy 4th! Since I‘m still in recovery mode, it‘s a very low key day around here. Decided to do a much overdue #booksandcoffee outing, although I‘m not sure that European history is the usual reading choice for the 4th of July😄

ValerieAndBooks Glad you got out — continue to take it easy 💖! 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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After all the craziness of last week, it‘s nice to get back to a regular schedule and our weekly #booksandcoffee l‘m making a lot of progress through this history. Spending the morning learning more about the Thirty Years‘ War.

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Lynnsoprano
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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#booksandcoffee Early morning checkup with blood work at the doctor‘s office this morning meant our #booksandcoffee was breakfast today. I have made it to 16th century France so far😊

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Lynnsoprano
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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This week has been crazy, and our#booksandcoffee date is usually earlier in the week. But we decided we really needed our favorite time together. Nice way to start a Friday!

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Lynnsoprano
A History of Modern Europe | John M. Merriman
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#booksandcoffee with this monster today. I think this will take a while 😂

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Lynnsoprano
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I‘m continuing my study of European history to complement what I learned as a music history major. Thanks to @RamsFan1963 and the gift card I won in his giveaway, I got this book that was recommended as a follow up to the Renaissance history that I read last. However, I can‘t remember the last time I saw a book with print this small 😄 I will be reading this for a long time.

Gezemice Great choice! My book on the Wars of the Roses was also very small print. Deceiving! Must be a marketing thing for history books. 5mo
RamsFan1963 @Lynnsoprano I'm so glad you found a good book to use your gift card on. 5mo
Crazeedi I love my world history and European history classes in college, and American history. Let's just say I love history. Period. 4mo
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi So do I. It‘s been something I‘ve concentrated on since I retired. My masters degree is in music history, and I‘m trying to bring my knowledge of political and cultural history up to the level of my music history knowledge. I‘ve read the Susan Wise Bauers medieval and Renaissance histories, so it‘s time to move to early modern Europe 😄 (edited) 4mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano all of it is so interesting, and also very important to understand the past 4mo
arubabookwoman I was a music history major too! (Many years ago). But then I went to law school. A group of friends and I have been getting together weekly for several years to teach ourselves art history, and picking up quite a bit of “regular” history along the way. 4mo
Lynnsoprano @arubabookwoman I‘ve surprised myself to discover how much “regular” history I picked up with the music history. Plus, one of my professors strongly recommended taking an art history survey, which was one of the smartest things I did. Studying history has been on of my retirement “don‘t let your brain turn to mush “ projects. 4mo
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