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From the title itself this book is misleading. it only focuses, until the final chapter, on christian and by that mostly catholic, religion. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jim K.
Great book that is Volume II of two books concerning religion and politics in history.Published 11 months ago by Jonathan Carter
Michael Burleigh is a noted European historian, primarily known for a synthesis approach that blends intellectual, cultural and “hard” history, frequently with a heavy focus on... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Adam Wayne
Clearly written to give a historical reasoning behind opposition to the War on terrorism, some arguments go a little too far. Read morePublished on June 24, 2014 by C. Davis
Burleigh really blows away a lot of things I thought I knew about the history of the last century. Tremendous stories showing both the good and bad of human nature in the rise and... Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by California Steven
A white guy in green searching for a rectilinear tabernacle while history uses disguises to advance by crimes against humor. How do you know I am not the Dixie Chicks? Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by snap shot hex
The breadth of the title is misleading. Most of the book is a defense of the Catholic Church, and especially the Papacy as the bullwark of liberty and morality against the... Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This is a lively & vivid book with great prose. Taken together, this book and its predecessor, "Earthly Powers", give wonderful surveys of the last 200 years of western history. Read morePublished on October 3, 2009 by A. Robinson