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A World Lit Only by Fire - William Raymond Manchester
A World Lit Only by Fire
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316545563 (0316545562)
ASIN: 316545562
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
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Stewartry
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3.0 A World Lit Only by Fire - William Manchester
There was a book in the history section of Barnes and Noble when I worked there, which I admit to fondling a little every time I straightened that section, called A World Lit Only by Fire, by William Manchester. It's a superb title - it put that sort of glazed light in my eyes as I thought about jus...
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Hm...Martha in Victorians loved this book passionately, and its a good topic. Something to keep in the back of my mind.
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
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My daughter brought this book to my attention about 10 years ago. "WHAT?!? You haven't read this?!? Here!" with a forceful thrust, causing the book to thump into my chest rather painfully. (The bruises have since healed.) Since that copy, I have given to others eleven more; I seem to be able to keep...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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This is a front-loaded shocker and I didn't need to re-read the reformation this soon after devouring Q. As the title suggests, this deals with medieval minds rather than the actual period itself, although it is a very lively rendition, and just who can tire of the Borgias' shenanigans? lol---My pap...
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