Between the Fall of Rome and the Renaissance were the Middle Ages. Once seen as a thousand years of warfare, religious infighting, and cultural stagnation, they are now understood to be the vital connection between the past and the present. Along with the battles that helped shape the modern world are a rich heritage of architecture, arts, and literature, of empire and its dissolution. It was the era of the Crusades and the Norman Conquest, the Black Death and the fall of Constantinople. It is a landscape both familiar and foreign, dark and foreboding at times, but also filled with the promise and potential of the future.
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About the Author
Edwin S. Grosvenor is publisher and editor-in-chief of American Heritage magazine. He co-authored both 299 Things Everyone Should Know About American History and a biography of his great-grandfather, Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Inventor of the Telephone.
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The Middle Ages based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lays bare many misconceptions.
Revisionist version of certain aspects of medieval history. Too much emphasis on Western Asia, Spain, Islam. Often self-contradictory. With limited space and scope, actually devoted an entire chapter on the silly topic of Occitan troubadours. Included an entire chapter on the fad topic of the Templars. Very poorly thought out.