Elliot Fernandez

History of Europe

The history of Europe explained here collects the main historical events that occurred in a politically fragmented and diverse territory.
Elliot Fernandez
Elliot Fernandez
He has a degree in History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009) and a Master's in World History from Pompeu Fabra University (2011).
Post on 2019-05-29 | Updated on 2022-10-04

The Ancient Age in Europe and the Near East

The Ancient Age is the period of history between the birth of writing and the fall of the Roman Empire in 476. It includes a very extensive period in time and also in territorial extension: Mesopotamia, Egypt, the classical and Hellenistic Greek world to end up in the immense Roman Empire.

The Middle Ages in Europe

The Middle Ages is the historical period between the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 and the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453.

The Early modern history in Europe

The Modern Age, following the traditional chronological division, comprises the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. This period is identified with a specific political and social order or regime (the Old Regime), characterized by the jurisdictional and patrimonial conception of sovereignty.

The Late Modern history in Europe

The Contemporary History of Europe includes a period of maximum social, political and economic tension. The break with the Ancien Régime and the expansion of capitalism and imperialism mark the 19th century. The tragedies caused by the two world wars are the protagonists of the history of the 20th century.

The current world history (1945-2000)
The History of the Current World is that which includes the period included in the Cold War: 1945 with the end of the Second World War and 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union.