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Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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If you want to know all the hypocracy in the modern religeous institutions. than this is a perfect read. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Scar
Readable and interesting depiction of medieval life from peasants to kings and scholars to popes and explorers.Published 15 days ago by JRS94
This book presented a more vivid picture of medieval society and the enlightenment than I have ever experienced.
I highly recommend it to lovers of history. Read more
A dense, and fascinating read. The writing is compelling and illustrative.Published 1 month ago by M. Niall
The author should have stuck with biographies of 20th-century notables. Though there are insights into the medieval, Manchester largely misses the premise promised by his subtitle... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gene C. Armistead
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Manchester puts together a masterful compendium of how-not-to-write-a-history-book errors. He throws every cliche plus the kitchen sink, then compounds the error by assuming an unchanging monotony of primitive ignorance for a thousand years, from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance.
He likes... Read More
Sep 12, 2008 by gerold firl | See all 7 posts
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