Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe
Publish date: October 3rd 2006
Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition language: English
, European History
, World History
Series: The Hinges of History (#5)
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...
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...
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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