The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe
(eBook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
Harper Collins Publishers, 2021.
Format
eBook
ISBN
9780062980915
Status
Available Online

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Syndetics Unbound

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Description

Loading Description...

More Details

Language
English

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Matthew Gabriele., Matthew Gabriele|AUTHOR., & David Perry|AUTHOR. (2021). The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe . Harper Collins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Matthew Gabriele, Matthew Gabriele|AUTHOR and David Perry|AUTHOR. 2021. The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe. Harper Collins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Matthew Gabriele, Matthew Gabriele|AUTHOR and David Perry|AUTHOR. The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe Harper Collins Publishers, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Matthew Gabriele, Matthew Gabriele|AUTHOR, and David Perry|AUTHOR. The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe Harper Collins Publishers, 2021.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Go To Grouped Work

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDe0a34daf-9cda-b228-9404-7f47df753ac7-eng
Full titlebright ages a new history of medieval europe
Authorgabriele matthew
Grouping Categorybook
Last Update2024-04-02 09:39:02AM
Last Indexed2024-04-17 06:50:09AM

Book Cover Information

Image Sourcesyndetics
First LoadedApr 20, 2023
Borrowed OnApr 14, 2024

Hoopla Extract Information

stdClass Object
(
    [year] => 2021
    [artist] => Matthew Gabriele
    [fiction] => 
    [coverImageUrl] => https://cover.hoopladigital.com/hpc_9780062980915_270.jpeg
    [titleId] => 14033119
    [isbn] => 9780062980915
    [abridged] => 
    [language] => ENGLISH
    [profanity] => 
    [title] => The Bright Ages
    [demo] => 
    [segments] => Array
        (
        )

    [pages] => 336
    [children] => 
    [artists] => Array
        (
            [0] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [name] => Matthew Gabriele
                    [artistFormal] => Gabriele, Matthew
                    [relationship] => AUTHOR
                )

            [1] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [name] => David Perry
                    [artistFormal] => Perry, David
                    [relationship] => AUTHOR
                )

        )

    [genres] => Array
        (
            [0] => Architecture
            [1] => Europe
            [2] => History
            [3] => History & Surveys
            [4] => Medieval
            [5] => Philosophy
        )

    [price] => 3.19
    [id] => 14033119
    [edited] => 
    [kind] => EBOOK
    [active] => 1
    [upc] => 
    [synopsis] => A lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality-a brilliant reflection of humanity itself.

The word "medieval" conjures images of the "Dark Ages"-centuries of ignorance, superstition, stasis, savagery, and poor hygiene. But the myth of darkness obscures the truth; this was a remarkable period in human history. The Bright Ages recasts the European Middle Ages for what it was, capturing this 1,000-year era in all its complexity and fundamental humanity, bringing to light both its beauty and its horrors.
The Bright Ages takes us through ten centuries and crisscrosses Europe and the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa, revisiting familiar people and events with new light cast upon them. We look with fresh eyes on the Fall of Rome, Charlemagne, the Vikings, the Crusades, and the Black Death, but also to the multi-religious experience of Iberia, the rise of Byzantium, and the genius of Hildegard and the power of queens. We begin under a blanket of golden stars constructed by an empress with Germanic, Roman, Spanish, Byzantine, and Christian bloodlines and end nearly 1,000 years later with the poet Dante-inspired by that same twinkling celestial canopy-writing an epic saga of heaven and hell that endures as a masterpiece of literature today.
The Bright Ages reminds us just how permeable our manmade borders have always been and of what possible worlds the past has always made available to us. The Middle Ages may have been a world "lit only by fire" but it was one whose torches illuminated the magnificent rose windows of cathedrals, even as they stoked the pyres of accused heretics.
The Bright Ages is illustrated throughout with high-resolution images.
    [url] => https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14033119
    [pa] => 
    [subtitle] => A New History of Medieval Europe
    [publisher] => Harper Collins Publishers
    [purchaseModel] => INSTANT
)