A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

William Manchester


From stories of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial via ordeal, no period has been a better resource of awe, horror, and beauty than the center a while. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his outstanding present for narrative heritage, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering near to cave in to the grandeur of its rebirth-the dense explosion of power that spawned a few of history's maximum poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, in addition to a few of its such a lot staggering villains- the Renaissance.

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