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The birth of the West : Rome, Germany, France, and the creation of Europe in the tenth century

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A narrative history of the origins of Western civilization argues that Europe was transformed in the tenth century from a continent rife with violence and ignorance to a continent on the rise.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Collins
ISBN: 9781610390132 161039013X 1610390148 9781610390149
OCLC Number: 812081149
Description: ix, 484 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The physical landscape of the tenth century --
Roman "harlots" : from the cadaver synod to the fall of Marozia --
The nadir of the papacy --
Enemies of Christians --
The dissention of kings --
Salvation from "that very savage people" --
Feudal France --
Muslims and Christians in Spain --
Anglo-Saxon England --
The Celtic lands : Ireland, Scotland, and Wales --
Liutprand of Cremona, cynic, diplomat, and stylist --
"That Greek woman" : Theophano, Otto II, and her mother-in-law --
Monks and nuns --
Ordinary life in the tenth century --
Faith and church in the tenth century --
Gerbert, the magician of the millennium --
Otto III : a "new Rome"? --
The millennium.
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A narrative history of the origins of Western civilization argues that Europe was transformed in the tenth century from a continent rife with violence and ignorance to a continent on the rise.

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Thomas Keneally "The Birth of the West is a re-making of what we think we know about the end of the "Dark Ages". It is also the gate to the utterly unexpected cosmos of European forebears. In some Read more...

 
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