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Great book that is Volume I of two books concerning religion and politics in history.Published 11 months ago by Jonathan Carter
Michael Burleigh's book on the march toward secularization and the clash between religion and politics is an extensive, if not drawn out, explanation on how we got to where we are... Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Efrem Sepulveda
This is an extraordinary tour-de-force. I made the mistake of trying to read it from the beginning. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by J. D. Radcliffe
This is an uneven and overly verbose book which is unfortunate because the topic of a historical review of religion and secularization is always of interest. Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by Mike B
Surely Michael Burleigh must be the leading modern practitioner of serious Big Think history. I found this panoramic survey more exciting and cogent than anything I'd read since... Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by margot
This was one of the first books I purchased for my Kindle in 2008 and I've finally gotten around to finishing it. No one can accuse Mr. Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by MJS
Burleigh is a master in this particular arena and asserts his command of the subject in this well written and well balanced book.Published on May 11, 2009 by Jim-Jim
Burleigh's book is a rich, fascinating read. But understand that the discussion is limited to religion, ideology and politics. Read morePublished on November 3, 2008 by A. Robinson
Historian Michael Burleigh does a good job of explaining the change in European culture from a faith based to a secular society. Read morePublished on July 7, 2008 by Amazon Customer