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The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West - Kindle edition by Tom Holland. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. If Y2K Proved Anticlimactic, The Y1K Crisisapocalyptic Expectations Surrounding The Year 1000had A Lasting Impact, Argues This Far Ranging, Over Reaching History Of Medieval Europe Holland Persian Fire Surveys The Two And A Half Centuries Between The Fragmenting Of Charlemagne S Empire And The First Crusade, Visiting Milestones Like The Norman Conquest Of England Along With Lesser Invasions, Raids, Feudal Vendettas, Kidnappings And Pope Vs Antipope Squabbles He Discerns Movement Amid The Tumult And Slaughter, As Catholic Europe Went From Anxious Beleaguerment By The Barbarians Coming From Every Direction To Confident Expansionism Holland S Thesis That It Was The Disappointment Of Millennial Hopes That Gave Christendom Its New Focus On Worldly Progress Is Weakly Supported He Has A Hard Time Showing That Anyone Besides Churchmen Thought About The Approaching Millennium His Greater Theme Is Catholicism S Civilizing Mission Pagan Foes Are Converted And Co Opted, A New Class Of Marauding Knights Is Tamed By Church Peace Councils, And Pope Gregory VII S Defiance Of Emperor Henry IV Inaugurates Church State Separation Holland S Colorful, Energetic Narrative Vividly Captures The Medieval Mindset, While Conveying The Dynamism That Underlay A Seemingly Static Age Maps May 5 Copyright Reed Business Information, A Division Of Reed Elsevier Inc All Rights Reserved.British Historian Holland Rubicon The Last Years Of The Roman Empire Has Written A Big, Old Fashioned Study Of The Reemergence Of Europe Following The Disastrous Collapse Of The Roman Empire He Argues That Expectation Of Apocalypse At 1000 C.E Or Thereabouts Shaped The Course Of The Era From Charlemagne To The Start Of The Crusades, I.e., Roughly 8001100 C.E His Vast Setting Shifts Among Locations As Far Flung As York, Cordoba, Kiev, Constantinople, And Jerusalem The Huge Cast Includes All The Great Personalities Of The Time Popes And Emperors, Warriors And Saints, Including Canute, William The Conqueror, Pope Gregory VII, And Emperor Henry IV, Along With Many Lesser Prelates And Warlords To Hold This Diffuse Story Together, Holland Relies With Some Success On Lively, Jokey, Confident Prose His Bloody Saga Of Embryonic European States And Their Alliances And Conflicts With A Power Hungry Papacy Rather Swamps Any Millennial Argument Holland Does Not Persuade The Reader That Concern About The End Of Days Played A Significant Role In The Actions Of The Savage, Power Hungry Men Who Began Assembling The Proto States Of Germany, France, England, And Spain And Launched The Crusades, The First Pan European Enterprise This Book Will Appeal To All Who Enjoy A Good History Read.Stewart Desmond, Ph.D., New York Copyright Reed Business Information, A Division Of Reed Elsevier Inc All Rights Reserved.


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