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Hinges of History #05: Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World

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From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization, a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements.

After the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today, from the entry of women into professions that had long been closed to them to the early investigations into alchemy that would form the basis of experimental science. On visits to the great cities of Europe-monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of scientific study that was Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto-acclaimed historian Thomas Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world.

Synopsis:

The inimitable author Cahill turns his eye on the dawn of the modern Western world in this intelligent, beautifully written exploration of medieval Europe, the fifth book in his acclaimed 'Hinges of History' series.

About the Author

Thomas Cahill's appealing approach to distant history has won the attention of millions of readers in North America and beyond. Cahill is the author of four previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, and Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea. They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. He and his wife, Susan, also a writer, divide their time between New York and Rome.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385495561
Author:
Cahill, Thomas
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Art, Medieval
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Hinges of History
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.12x6.34x1.06 in. 1.33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The inimitable author Cahill turns his eye on the dawn of the modern Western world in this intelligent, beautifully written exploration of medieval Europe, the fifth book in his acclaimed 'Hinges of History' series.
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