A World Lit Only by Fire Lib/E: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance; Portrait of an Age (Compact Disc)

A World Lit Only by Fire Lib/E: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance; Portrait of an Age By William Manchester, Barrett Whitener (Read by) Cover Image
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The preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages

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 Renaissance, a dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, and painters, as well as some of its most spectacular villains.

One of the most volatile periods of western history witnessed the passing of the Dark Ages and the dawning of the Renaissance, illuminated by magnificent scientific and artistic achievements and spectacular leaps of thought and imagination. Manchester's narrative weaves together extraordinary figures, varied elements, and accomplishments of the period.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780786169504
ISBN-10: 0786169508
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st, 2007
Language: English