Mysteries of the Middle Ages

Mysteries of the Middle Ages

The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art From the Cults of Catholic Europe

Book - 2006
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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
ISBN: 9780385495554
Branch Call Number: 940.1 C132m 2006
Characteristics: 343 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm


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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.

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Jul 24, 2011

That Thomas Cahill is one fine writer!! I could barely put this book down to eat or sleep! He gives such a clear picture of wonderfully interesting people who seem to represent their era so well.

Nov 11, 2007

An interesting, erudite but readable historical account; balanced with an appropriate amount of the author's own subjective commentary. Liked it well enough that I took out the audio version to review the material twice.


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