A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

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

Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
Back Bay Books
Publish Date
June 01, 1993
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316545563

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About the Author

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.