- Author:Thomas Cahill
- Publisher:Anchor; Reprint edition (March 4, 2008)
- Pages:368 pages
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Thomas Cahill's appealing approach to distant history has won the attention of millions of readers in North America and beyond.
Thomas Cahill's appealing approach to distant history has won the attention of millions of readers in North America and beyond. Cahill is the author of four previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, and Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea. They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. He and his wife, Susan, also a writer, divide their time between New York and Rome.
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The reputation of the Middle Ages for thuggish cruelty is largely (if not wholly) undeserved
On the contrary, Cahill writes. The reputation of the Middle Ages for thuggish cruelty is largely (if not wholly) undeserved. which I find a bit of a relief, since I much prefer the Middle Ages of Brother Cafael to the Middle Ages of Torquemada.
Series: Cahill, Thomas. The Hinges of History. Other Books by This Author. One was, after all, traveling farther into the world than one had ever ventured before. Hinges of history ; v. 5. C. 51. 90. 7-dc22 2006044545. List of Illustrations. ma. Europe and the Middle East in the time of Constantine the Great. German Rhineland in the time of Hildegard. Most medieval wayfarers had never gone beyond the nearest market town, so every pilgrim could look forward to marvelous sights and strange encounters.
Thomas Cahill's appealing approach to distant history has won the . succeeds roundly in bringing his own gift of enticing readers to the study of the past, describing the development and definition of the medieval worldview, as well as he has ever done.
Thomas Cahill's history of Ireland during the middle ages is so well and cleverly written that you will never know you are reading nonfiction. The theme running through is as engrossing as "Vikings" on the History Channel. It is grounded in solid facts, many of which are not well known, making it a fascinating read. The author is a scholar, whose prose is not only lyrical and learned, but paints word pictures of western civilization after the fall of the Roman Empire. You will have a whole new regard for the contributions of the "Emerald Isle.
The inimitable Thomas Cahill turns his eye on the dawn of the modern Western world in this intelligent, beautifully .
The inimitable Thomas Cahill turns his eye on the dawn of the modern Western world in this intelligent, beautifully writ. Artists began to ask themselves similar questions: How can we depict human anatomy so that it looks real to the viewer? How can we depict motion in a composition that never moves? How can two dimensions appear to be three? Medieval artists (and writers, too) invented the Western tradition of realism.
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Introduction: rome, crossroads of the world.
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-acclaimed historian Thomas Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world. A Chaucerian Invitation. Prelude: alexandria, city of reason. Introduction: rome, crossroads of the world. Chapter 1. Bingen and Chartres, Gardens Enclosed.