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A world lit only by fire : the medieval mind and the Renaissance : portrait of an age

Autore: William Manchester
Editore: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1992.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Explores the sordidness and the splendor of the Middle Ages as well as the collapse of the medieval mind and its metamorphosis into The Renaissance.
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: William Manchester
ISBN: 0316545317 9780316545310
Numero OCLC: 24792298
Descrizione: xvii, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Chronology --
The medieval mind --
The shattering --
One man alone.
Responsabilità: William Manchester.
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Tells of the collapse of the Dark Ages - the deadened and superstitious medieval mind dragged into the light of the Renaissance. Portraits of major figures of the era include Leonardo da Vinci,  Per saperne di più…

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This is a dreadful book

da SMonson (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2008-09-21) Povero Link permanente

If I could give this book less than half a star, I would. It is extremely popular, and has had many re-printings, probably because it is very readable. However, the author is not an expert on the period (his specialization is early 20th c, J.F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill...
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