Christendom Destroyed (BOK)

Mark Greengrass

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Mark Greengrass' gripping, major, original account of Europe in an era of tumultuous change. This was a Sunday Times and Financial Times Books of the Year 2014. This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief-community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. It was reflected in the mirror of America, and refracted by the eclipse of Crusade in ambiguous relationships with the Ottomans and Orthodox Christianity. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne and Cervantes created works which continue to resonate with us. Christendom Destroyed is a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today. "The Penguin History of Europe one of contemporary publishing's great projects". (New Statesman).


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Mark Greengrass
Allen Lane
ISBN 9780713990867
Antall sider 752 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 24cm x 4,8cm
Vekt 1274 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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