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Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World (Hinges of History) - Community Reviews back

by Thomas Cahill
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mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 2 years ago
In popular imagination the medieval period is a time of ignorance and superstition, fear and violence, and crushing religious intolerance of anything the Church was against. Mysteries of the Middle Ages is the fifth volume of Thomas Cahill’s ‘Hinges of History’ series, focusing on the individuals i...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 10 years ago
This is a Christian book - like, it assumes God exists and the Christian faith is correct. Which I find inappropriate in a history book, and irritating because it doesn't advertise that fact on the jacket. Y'know, WARNING: THIS BOOK BEGINS WITH A CENTRAL AND INCORRECT ASSUMPTION.I gave it two star...
It's a Hardback Life
It's a Hardback Life rated it 50 years ago
Mysteries of the Middle Ages is history told through biography and anecdote. While it covers grand themes, as the title implies, it does so in an immediate, small scale way that makes the transitions of time more accessible to lay readers (i.e.: me).I picked Mysteries up somewhat by chance; I was r...
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