This engrossing history traces the transition from the Classical to the Medieval, examining the changes in thought, letters, and art, as they evolved to “form part of the intellectual development of the Middle Ages, and [shows] how pagan tastes and ideals gave place to the ideals of Christianity and Christian sentiments”—as stated by the author.
About the Author
Henry Osborn Taylor (1856–1941) was an American historian who specialized in ancient and medieval civilizations. Among his books are Ancient Ideals (1896); The Medieval Mind (1911); Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century (1930); and A Historian’s Creed (1939). He was also president of the American Historical Association.