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World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age by William Manchester
World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age

stefs2bv, October 10, 2006

Because the author chose to write the book as he did, it reads much more like a popular dramatic novel. It is not at all like the dry factual history books found in schools.
His story has dimensionality. The locations and the lives of the people are visual. Religion, politics, habits and commonly held beliefs of the times are woven together to show how and why events evolved as they did.
If only all history books could be so engaging while enlightening.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly.
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