Mysteries of the Middle Ages
The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art From the Cults of Catholic EuropeBook - 2006
After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today. On visits to the great cities of Europe--monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of scientific study that was Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto--Cahill captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : N.A. Talese, ©2006
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 940.1 C132m 2006
Characteristics: 343 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
This is part of Cahill's Hinges of History series, a very interesting exploration of the potential beginnings of modern science, the emergence of female identity and expression, and the elevation of art as we know it today.