A World Lit Only by Fire

The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance - Portrait of an Age

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Publisher Description

A "lively and engaging" history of the Middle Ages (Dallas Morning News) from the acclaimed historian William Manchester, author of The Last Lion

From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth: the dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, as well as some of its most spectacular villains.

"Manchester provides easy access to a fascinating age when our modern mentality was just being born." --Chicago Tribune

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
September 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
44.8
MB

Customer Reviews

FujiGibson01$ ,

A narrow-minded analysis

I found this writer a little over-fond of terminology such as “barbaric” to describe cultures his target audience is like seeking information on in earnest. I guess he succeeds in making illustrating several centuries as “dim” and “mindless,” but the entire book really is as parochial as the author describes his previous work. No surprises here, just another boring, old, people-in-the-middle-ages-were-dummies take.

jeffreydennis ,

Great book

If you say "most driest" you probably shouldn't be in AP anything.

MFT 77 ,

Reader

If you don't like this book, you probably shouldn't be taking AP European History

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