Europe in the High Middle Ages by William George Jordan audiobook

Europe in the High Middle Ages

By William George Jordan
Read by Leon Nixon

Tantor Audio 9780140166644

The Penguin History of Europe Series

13.95 Hours Unabridged
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It was an age of hope and possibility, of accomplishment and expansion. Europe's High Middle Ages spanned the Crusades, the building of Chartres Cathedral, Dante's Inferno, and Thomas Aquinas. Buoyant, confident, creative, the era seemed to be flowering into a true renaissance—until the disastrous fourteenth century rained catastrophe in the form of plagues, famine, and war. In Europe in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan paints a vivid, teeming landscape that captures this lost age in all its glory and complexity. Here are the great popes who revived the power of the Church against the secular princes; the writers and thinkers who paved the way for the Renaissance; the warriors who stemmed the Islamic tide in Spain and surged into Palestine; and the humbler estates, those who found new hope and prosperity until the long night of the 1300s. From high to low, from dramatic events to social structures, Jordan's account brings to life this fascinating age.

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It was an age of hope and possibility, of accomplishment and expansion. Europe's High Middle Ages spanned the Crusades, the building of Chartres Cathedral, Dante's Inferno, and Thomas Aquinas. Buoyant, confident, creative, the era seemed to be flowering into a true renaissance—until the disastrous fourteenth century rained catastrophe in the form of plagues, famine, and war.

In Europe in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan paints a vivid, teeming landscape that captures this lost age in all its glory and complexity. Here are the great popes who revived the power of the Church against the secular princes; the writers and thinkers who paved the way for the Renaissance; the warriors who stemmed the Islamic tide in Spain and surged into Palestine; and the humbler estates, those who found new hope and prosperity until the long night of the 1300s. From high to low, from dramatic events to social structures, Jordan's account brings to life this fascinating age.

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Author Bio: William George Jordan

Author Bio: William George Jordan

William George Jordan (1864–1928) was an American editor and essayist. He graduated from the City College of New York and began his literary career as editor of Book Chat in 1884. He later went on to become the managing editor of Current Literature and the Ladies Home Journal, after which he edited the Saturday Evening Post. Jordan also wrote a number of personal improvement and self-help books in the early 1900s, one of the most popular being The Majesty of Calmness. Some of his other works include Mental Training, The Kingship of Self-Control, The Power of Truth, and The Crown of Individuality.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English