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29-05-2015, 15:02

The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West

The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
Author: Tom Holland
The Forge of Christendom The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
Anchor
ISBN: 0385520581
2009
Format: EPUB
Size: 10,4
Language: English
Pages: 512
In AD 900, few would have guessed that the splintering kingdoms of Christendom were candidates for future greatness. Hemmed in by implacable enemies on three sides, and by ocean on the fourth, it seemed that the Christian people had nowhere to turn. Indeed, there were many who fearedcast in the Millenniums shadowthat they were nearing the time when the Antichrist would appear, drowning the world in blood and heralding its end.
But the Antichrist did not appear, and Christendom did not collapse. Instead, forged from the convulsions of those terrible times, there emerged a new civilization as the Christian people set to the heroic task of building a Jerusalem on earth themselves. With an epic sweep that transports us from the crucifixion to the First Crusade, and from the glitter of Constantinople to the bleak shores of Canada, Tom Hollands The Forge of Christendom is a brilliant study of a truly fateful revolution: the emergence of Western Europe for the first time as a distinctive and expansionist power.

The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West

 

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