Overall it was a great book that enjoyed reading!! A book about the history and mindset man through medieval times and the renaissance. In other words, we're in trouble. Below are parts of the book that we referenced in the video. Christians were often blamed for the fall of Rome. This is the most negative review I have ever written about a book and I'm not sorry. This is not a history of Renaissance art, which you might expect, but of the Renaissance mind or thinking process that resulted from the times preceding it, Aside from those members of the church and some of the ruling class, there was not much thinking going on. And who gets to define the heroes of those ages only as those who thought like we do now? I was expecting something more monotonous, but never expect to find this reading so interesting.
It is most well known as the time period that occurred after the fall of the Roman Empire- when the eastern world seemed to have plummeted into an age of regression and darkness. The Middle Ages were terrible times marked by plagues, primitive agricultural machinery, war and lack of proper sanitation. Manchester, temporarily putting aside his rousing Churchill series The Last Lion , offers a disappointing retread of past histories about the explosive dawn of the modern age. In some ways we're medieval people trying to adapt to the bridge of the Enterprise. It does not account for the thinking of the time, the progress of history, nor does it find anything positive to say about anyone save the emerging humanists and Ferdinand Magellan - clearly the idol of the author. This is not an anecdote; the state of California has been under a severe drought and plagued by tens of thousands of wildfires since 2011.
The Catholics burned the Lutherans. The church had the most power in Europe and people struggled with surviving events such as epidemics. They do say that truth is stranger than fi Until the last year or so, I had not often chosen to read books about history. Despite the threat of excommunication, or worse, decapitation or burning at the stake, free thinkers propounded liberating ideas. I had been meaning to read this book for a long time.
Its worth noting that he covers the earliest parts of the Reformation, and within limits, covers it better than Diarmaid MacCulloch's large volume on the subject. Whatever else can be said about this society, the fact that I, a single woman of my age, had the leisure to curl up with a book for several hours - switching on a light by the bed I don't have to share in a room I don't have to share when the sun went down — on the Sabbath - is something that would have been a impossible in so many ways and b almost satanic a few hundred years ago. I feel guilty for enjoying this book. Shiny happy peasants and the occasional despot and villain existing only to be vanquished by the shining hero. He then describes how these followers turn against the priest out of fear from the all-powerful pope when the pope brought the hammer down. Timothy Joyner and James Boyden, both work help the author complete this book with real facts from historians who studied very deeply the medieval and renaissance era.
Now that he has sparked your interest you can go and find some scholarly tome to ge Firstly I must admit that I have very little knowledge of the Renaissance I found it a boring subject at school! He had shot up dramatically - I want to say about a foot, but it probably wasn't, quite; the reason he worried me, and the reason I still remember it, is that while he had shot up, he hadn't expanded in any other direction - he looked like someone had grabbed him by the feet and someone else had grabbed him by the curly hair and had pulled, hard, in opposite directions - not grown so much as stretched. Two, in a thousand years. They tortured each other, cut off noses and hands, ears and genitals, hanged and drew and quartered. Everything affects, and is affected by, everything else. Education was so ignored by the people that at some point as the people infected with the diseases try to reach for a doctor or a person that can cure them they find themselves without a good treatment just because. He portraits a very vivid image of that time opening our eyes to what really happen to the people who lived that era. No street illumination worth a damn.
It is astonishingly badly researched, only fit for people who like to see their myths restated. There's a brief establishment of his look at the medieval world at the start of the book, but most of it is really on the transition into the Renaissance. Being this my first time reading from William Manchester I can really say I love his works but I can really tell that if all his books are like this one I will certainly enjoy them. A World Lit Only by Fire saw worldwide release on 7 October 2014. An astonishing feat considering the large span of time he covered in history. The historical accuracy of this book is to be strongly questioned and doubted.
The organization of the book seemed poor almost from the very start. I value what I learned from it - especially about Magellan, which was straight-forward and clear, and more than I remember ever learning before, thank you very much grades 1-10 history. Consequently people had very short lives that may have not served them well. In the last decade, we have seen record… 1263 Words 6 Pages 7 July 2013 Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires In a world that is being overrun by advancements in technology and mass media, society finds itself willingly trapped in a digital prison where people care less and less about the world. And that is, basically, what has happened with humanity. In 46 years the number has more than tripled - 2009 saw 33.
Until the last year or so, I had not often chosen to read books about history. This book attempts to cover a lot of ground. I'd rather live in a world lit only by fire. I found I didn't want to read any more of the book, since I could no longer trust the veracity of the author. Human nature won't stand for it. We - being those addicted to fantasy novels and the Renaissance Faire, and especially the younger and more naive among us - tend to romanticize the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Grendel is described as having been born from a hell within the earth, spawned from the hatred of Cain. That Manchester treats this opinion as fact makes this book dangerous. Hey, every once in a blue moon a book will do that to you. One such random fact that the author gets stuck on is that silverware wasn't introduced until the end of the 16th maybe 15th. The Reformation started out with the humanists and the Lutherans standing up bravely to the Catholic loyalists. One leader ruled over all of these countries known as a monarchy.
The Renaissance was a time of change, to say the least - but even the most extreme news and innovation took time to spread. But even though I don't really like this book. The Japanese and digital versions included three remixes done by Broadrick. The Church of that time was sick with the power it have. Ancient concepts were questioned and proven wrong after thousands of years, and the power of the what finally surpassed the authority of the Pope. Due to the sexual nature of this material on pp. Not that I believe that Magellan's accomplishments are small, but hardly worth attributing the culmination of the Renaissance to him.