The Age of Faith by Will Durant audiobook

The Age of Faith: A History of Medieval Civilization (Christian, Islamic, and Judaic) from Constantine to Dante, AD 325–1300

By Will Durant
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing

The Story of Civilization: Book 4

61.38 Hours Unabridged
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The fourth volume in Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize–winning series, The Age of Faith surveys the medieval achievements and modern significance of Christian, Islamic, and Judaic life and culture. Like the other volumes in the Story of Civilization series, this is a self-contained work, which at the same time fits into a comprehensive history of mankind. It includes the dramatic stories of St. Augustine, Hypatia, Justinian, Mohammed, Harun al-Rashid, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Maimonides, St. Francis, St. Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon, and many others, all in the perspective of integrated history. The greatest love stories in literature—of H├®loise and Ab├®lard, of Dante and Beatrice—are here retold with enthralling scholarship.

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The fourth volume in Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize–winning series, The Age of Faith surveys the medieval achievements and modern significance of Christian, Islamic, and Judaic life and culture. Like the other volumes in the Story of Civilization series, this is a self-contained work, which at the same time fits into a comprehensive history of mankind. It includes the dramatic stories of St. Augustine, Hypatia, Justinian, Mohammed, Harun al-Rashid, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Maimonides, St. Francis, St. Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon, and many others, all in the perspective of integrated history. The greatest love stories in literature—of H├®loise and Ab├®lard, of Dante and Beatrice—are here retold with enthralling scholarship.

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Reviews

by Carson 9/13/2017
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Astonishing history, blew me away.

This is an incredible book. I was hooked from page one and rapt with attention all the way to the end. It is a long one, for sure, but when I finished I was still thirsty for more.
Will Durant writes for the intellectual, yet still remains accessible to the average reader.
The narration brings it to life
The historical facts found here are amazing and sometimes startling. I will definitely read/listen to more by Will Durant.

Author

Author Bio: Will Durant

Author Bio: Will Durant

Will Durant (1885–1981) was an award-winning American writer, historian, and philosopher. He and his wife were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, and he was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Durant spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume Story of Civilization, the later volumes with the help of his wife, Ariel. He sought to revitalize history by unifying and humanizing the great body of historical knowledge, which had become voluminous and fragmented into esoteric subcategories. He also strove to bring philosophy to the common man. Durant was a champion of human rights, social reform, and the brotherhood of man long before they became well-known issues.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 61.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English