Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages
ISBN: 198488087X
EAN13: 9781984880871
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2021
Pages: 656
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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An audacious, entertaining page-turner. Dan Jones covers a thousand years of history with elegance and panache.--Dan Carlin, host of Hardcore History

The New York Times bestselling author returns with an epic history of the medieval world--a rich and complicated reappraisal of an era whose legacy and lessons we are still living with today.

When the once-mighty city of Rome was sacked by barbarians in 410 and lay in ruins, it signaled the end of an era--and the beginning of a thousand years of profound transformation. In a gripping narrative bursting with big names--from St Augustine and Attila the Hun to the Prophet Muhammad and Eleanor of Aquitaine--Dan Jones charges through the history of the Middle Ages. Powers and Thrones takes readers on a journey through an emerging Europe, the great capitals of late Antiquity, as well as the influential cities of the Islamic West, and culminates in the first European voyages to the Americas.

The medieval world was forged by the big forces that still occupy us today: climate change, pandemic disease, mass migration, and technological revolutions. This was the time when the great European nationalities were formed; when the basic Western systems of law and governance were codified; when the Christian Churches matured as both powerful institutions and the regulators of Western public Read More chevron_right

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