Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World (Paperback)

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    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, andSailing 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.
    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.


    ISBN 9780385495561
    Genre HISTORY / World
    Format Paperback
    Pages 343
    Publisher Date 2008-03-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 9.15 in
    Wdth 6.2 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle And the Beginning of the Modern World
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Cahill, Thomas
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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