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

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Little, Brown, Sep 26, 2009 - History - 320 pages
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William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages.

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

The subtitle of this book, The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, focuses attention on a point that often strikes my when I read tales of human history. People of the past weren't like us. They didn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

This book may be a fun read, but it is very outdated and inaccurate history. Universities with low academic standards will love this one. All historical research done in the last 100 years is ignored ... Read full review


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William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.

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