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The author of the book: Tom Holland
ISBN: 1299102654
ISBN 13: 9781299102651
Language: English
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Edition: Anchor Books
Date of issue: May 10th 2014

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At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe suddenly found themselves with no choice but to begin the heroic task of building a Jerusalem on earth.
In "The Forge of Christendom," Tom Holland masterfully describes this remarkable new age, a time of caliphs and Viking sea kings, the spread of castles and the invention of knighthood. It was one of the most significant departure points in history: the emergence of Western Europe as a distinctive and expansionist power. "From the Trade Paperback edition."


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Ebook Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West read Online! An acclaimed British author. He has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on many subjects from vampires to history.

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Holland was born near Oxford and brought up in the village of Broadchalke near Salisbury, England. He obtained a double first in English and Latin at Queens' College, Cambridge, and afterwards studied shortly for a PhD at Oxford, taking Lord Byron as his subject, before interrupting the post graduate studies and moving to London.

He has adapted Herodotus, Homer, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio 4. His novels, including Attis and Deliver Us From Evil, mostly have a supernatural and horror element as well as being set in the past. He is also the author of three highly praised works of history, Rubicon, Persian Fire and Millennium.

He is on the committee of the Society of Authors and the Classical Association.


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HARRISON

Put it on the toilet paper! or the fireplace!

JOSEPH

A book that leaves a whole bunch of emotions after reading

ESME

The first review I put my soul in.

HUGO

An interesting book that says more than you can fit

ZARA

Written easily, vividly, wisely.




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