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The story of Christianity

Author: Peter Partner
Publisher: London : Andre Deutsch, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An evocative study of the history of Christianity which tells the story of a religion that has inspired devotion and conflict and formed the framework for our political, cultural, scientific and social history for two millennia. Part One looks at Christianity's origins in Judaism, and follows its spread through the Roman Empire and beyond, the loss of Jerusalem to Islam and reconquest in the Eleventh Century. Part  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Partner
ISBN: 0233001271 9780233001272
OCLC Number: 61423997
Notes: "First published in 1999 as two volumes: 2,000 years : the first millennium and 2,000 years : the second millennium"--Title page verso.
Description: 383 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: The Birth of Christianity; Persecutors and Martyrs; Christians in a Pagan World; The Christian Empire; Bishops and Hermits; Barbarians, Missionaries and Saints; Christianity and the Rise of Islam; The Book and the Sword; East and West; From Peacekeeping to Holy War; Medieval Christendom; Popes, Cathedrals and Crusades; Inquisition, Plague and Schism; Imperishable Renaissance monuments; Reform; New Worlds and Old; The Rights of Man; Romantics and Secularists; Violence and Doubt.
Responsibility: Peter Partner ; with forewords by Melvyn Bragg.

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