History Of The Medieval World Hardback

From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

by Susan Wise Bauer;

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History Of The Medieval World

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A masterful narrative of the Middle Ages, when religion became a weapon for kings all over the world. From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In her earlier work, The History of the Ancient World, Susan Wise Bauer wrote of the rise of kingship based on might. But in the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, rulers had to find new justification for their power, and they turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire. Not just Christianity and Islam but the religions of the Persians and the Germans, and even Buddhism, are pressed into the service of the state. This phenomenon-stretching from the Americas all the way to Japan-changes religion, but it also changes the state.

History Of The Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer was published by W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. in March 2010. The ISBN for History Of The Medieval World is 9780393059755.

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Details for History Of The Medieval World

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherW. W. Norton and Company, Inc. (March 2010)
Number of Pages768
Thickness56 mm
Height244 mm
Width165 mm
Product Code3992133
Page last updated 7th May 2017
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