A World Lit Only by Fire

A World Lit Only by Fire

The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance : Portrait of An Age

Book - 1992
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Grand Central Pub
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- the Renaissance.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the historical transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and focuses on riveting figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Lucrezia Borgia, Henry VIII, and others. By the author of Death of a President. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Chronicles the historical transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, profiling the age's leading figures and noting key events and accomplishments

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316545563
9780316545310
0316545317
Branch Call Number: 940.21 M312w
Characteristics: xvii, 318 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Jun 18, 2015

As the subtitle says, its the portrait of an age, and as the introduction says, it has no scholarly pretensions. The book is comprised of a series of two to three page essays on social norms, personages, events, etc., with some important ones (reformation and Luther) getting several. The last chapter is a brief biography and assessment of Magellan. On the whole, a readable, pleasant book.

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Oct 20, 2008

before the enlightenment

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