Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

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9780316732451: Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

'L'an mil'; thus has this century been condemned by past medieval scholars, a cautiously-named and intimidating phrase describing the complex struggles of belief, hope, despair and power that frustrated and incited the rulers of this century. Millenium guides us through a time overcast by the anticipation of the apocalypse, the return of Christ or the coming of Antichrist, by realization and denial, and by the defining of the boundaries between heaven and earth and their according division between 'the hallowed authority of pontiffs and the power of kings'. Millenium takes us 'from the crucifixion to the First Crusade, and from the glitter of Constantinople to the bleak shores of Canada. It was the age of Otto the Great and William the Conqueror, of caliphs and Viking sea-kings, of hermits, monks and serfs. It witnessed the spread of castles, the invention of knighthood, and the founding of a papal monarchy and the emergence of Western Europe for the first time as a distinctive and expansionist power.' Yet again, this award-winning author's refreshing, animated and compelling narrative provides an engaging and insightful take on the events and concerns surrounding the foundation of the modern West.

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About the Author:

Historian Tom Holland has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio. RUBICON was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2004, and PERSIAN FIRE won the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award 2006.

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** Fast and lively ... another blockbuster Jenny Diski, SUNDAY TIMES ** A mighty narrative of kings and popes, battles and massacres ... A tremendously good read SUNDAY TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE 'At last, a book that sheds much-needed light on those 1,000 years between Roman Britain and the Norman conquest that we call the dark ages Sue Arnold GUARDIAN 'Holland tells a cracking tale, vividly bringing this neglected era of monks, popes, knights and serfs back to life David Sinclair, TRIBUNE

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