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The darkening age : the Christian destruction of the classical world

Author: Catherine Nixey
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers ravaged vast swathes of classical culture, plunging the world into an era of dogma and intellectual darkness.
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Nixey, Catherine.
Darkening age.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
(DLC) 2017045347
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Nixey
ISBN: 9780544800939 0544800931
OCLC Number: 1013477335
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Front Flap; Front Matter; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Map of the Roman Empire; Prologue: A Beginning; Introduction: An Ending; Chapter One: The Invisible Army; Chapter Two: The Battleground of Demons; Chapter Three: Wisdom Is Foolishness; Chapter Four: "On the Small Number of Martyrs"; Illustrations 1-8; Chapter Five: These Deranged Men; Chapter Six: The Most Magnificent Building in the World; Chapter Seven: To Despise the Temples; Chapter Eight: How to Destroy a Demon; Chapter Nine: The Reckless Ones Chapter Ten: To Drink from the Cup of DevilsChapter Eleven: To Cleanse the Error of Demons; Chapter Twelve: Carpe Diem; Chapter Thirteen: They That Forsake the Way of God; Illustrations 9-16; Chapter Fourteen: To Obliterate the Tyranny of Joy; Chapter Fifteen: "Merciful Savagery"; Chapter Sixteen: "A Time of Tyranny and Crisis"; Back Matter; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover; Spine
Responsibility: Catherine Nixey.

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A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers ravaged vast swathes of classical culture, plunging the world into an era of dogma and intellectual darkness.

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