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A History of Christianity
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Diarmaid MacCulloch's epic, acclaimed history A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years follows the story of Christianity around the globe, from ancient Palestine to contemporary China.How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main facts, ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organization and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society.Taking in wars, empires, reformers, apostles, sects, churches and crusaders, Diarmaid MacCulloch shows how Christianity has brought humanity to the most terrible acts of cruelty - and inspired its most sublime accomplishments.'A stunning tour de force'Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year'A landmark in its field, astonishing in its range, compulsively readable, full of insight ... It will have few, if any, rivals in the English language'Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, Guardian'A prodigious, thrilling, masterclass of a history book'John Cornwell, Financial Times'Essential reading for those enthralled by Christianity and for those enraged by it'Melvyn Bragg, Observer, Books of the Year'Magnificent ... a sumptuous portrait, alive with detail and generous in judgement'Richard Holloway, The TimesDiarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His Thomas Cranmer won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He is the author most recently of Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490 - 1700, which won the Wolfson Prize for History and the British Academy Prize.

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From Author to Audience: John Capgrave and Medi...
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How exactly were books printed in the Middle Ages, before the age of printing? As Thomas Cahill's book, How the Irish Saved Civilization, dramatically demonstrates that without the medieval Irish monks' devotion to transcription, much of the knowledge of Western civilization would have been lost forever. At that time, the author was often his own scribe and almost invariably his own editor and publisher. In the age of manuscript culture, every copy of every book had to be copied by hand and so every copy was physically unique. Peter J. Lucas explores what is known about the medieval publishing process by close study of the work of friar John Capgrave (1393-1464), a prolific author and one of the most learned Englishmen of his day. What distinguishes Capgrave from other medieval English authors is the wealth of manuscript evidence from the author's scriptorium. Lucas focuses on how works newly composed by an author were prepared in a form suitable for patrons and readers. Capgrave's linguistic and scribal usages are set in the socio-historical context of the fifteenth century, and related to the growth and development of English literary patronage in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Lucas, who teaches Old and Middle English at University College, Dublin, was awarded the Gordon Duff Prize by Oxford University for his work on Capgrave.

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The Pursuit of Italy
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The book that explains the whole extraordinary course of Italian history like no other in English The Pursuit of Italy traces the whole history of the Italian peninsula in a wonderfully readable style, full of well-chosen stories and observations from personal experience, and peopled by many of the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medici, from Cavour and Verdi to the controversial political figures of the twentieth century. The book gives a clear-eyed view of the Risorgimento, the pivotal event in modern Italian history, debunking the influential myths which have grown up around it. Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities and cuisine and whose inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians, but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. This is where the strength and culture of Italy still comes from, rather than from misconceived and mishandled concepts of nationalism and unity. This wise and enormously engaging book explains the course of Italian history in a manner and with a coherence which no one with an interest in the country could fail to enjoy. David Gilmour is one of Britain's most admired and accomplished historical writers and biographers. His previous books include The Last Leopard : A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa (winner of the Marsh Biography Award) Curzon (Duff Cooper Prize) and Long Recessional:The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling (Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography).

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Pursuit of Italy
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The book that explains the whole extraordinary course of Italian history like no other in English The Pursuit of Italy traces the whole history of the Italian peninsula in a wonderfully readable style, full of well-chosen stories and observations from personal experience, and peopled by many of the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medici, from Cavour and Verdi to the controversial political figures of the twentieth century. The book gives a clear-eyed view of the Risorgimento, the pivotal event in modern Italian history, debunking the influential myths which have grown up around it. Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities and cuisine and whose inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians, but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. This is where the strength and culture of Italy still comes from, rather than from misconceived and mishandled concepts of nationalism and unity. This wise and enormously engaging book explains the course of Italian history in a manner and with a coherence which no one with an interest in the country could fail to enjoy. David Gilmour is one of Britain's most admired and accomplished historical writers and biographers. His previous books include The Last Leopard : A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa (winner of the Marsh Biography Award) Curzon (Duff Cooper Prize) and Long Recessional:The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling (Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography).

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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From Author to Audience: John Capgrave and Medi...
75,99 € *
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How exactly were books printed in the Middle Ages, before the age of printing? As Thomas Cahill's book, How the Irish Saved Civilization, dramatically demonstrates that without the medieval Irish monks' devotion to transcription, much of the knowledge of Western civilization would have been lost forever. At that time, the author was often his own scribe and almost invariably his own editor and publisher. In the age of manuscript culture, every copy of every book had to be copied by hand and so every copy was physically unique. Peter J. Lucas explores what is known about the medieval publishing process by close study of the work of friar John Capgrave (1393-1464), a prolific author and one of the most learned Englishmen of his day. What distinguishes Capgrave from other medieval English authors is the wealth of manuscript evidence from the author's scriptorium. Lucas focuses on how works newly composed by an author were prepared in a form suitable for patrons and readers. Capgrave's linguistic and scribal usages are set in the socio-historical context of the fifteenth century, and related to the growth and development of English literary patronage in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Lucas, who teaches Old and Middle English at University College, Dublin, was awarded the Gordon Duff Prize by Oxford University for his work on Capgrave.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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The Pursuit of Italy
9,49 € *
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The book that explains the whole extraordinary course of Italian history like no other in English The Pursuit of Italy traces the whole history of the Italian peninsula in a wonderfully readable style, full of well-chosen stories and observations from personal experience, and peopled by many of the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medici, from Cavour and Verdi to the controversial political figures of the twentieth century. The book gives a clear-eyed view of the Risorgimento, the pivotal event in modern Italian history, debunking the influential myths which have grown up around it. Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities and cuisine and whose inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians, but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. This is where the strength and culture of Italy still comes from, rather than from misconceived and mishandled concepts of nationalism and unity. This wise and enormously engaging book explains the course of Italian history in a manner and with a coherence which no one with an interest in the country could fail to enjoy. David Gilmour is one of Britain's most admired and accomplished historical writers and biographers. His previous books include The Last Leopard : A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa (winner of the Marsh Biography Award) Curzon (Duff Cooper Prize) and Long Recessional:The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling (Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography).

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 09.08.2020
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