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Milkman | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 17 2014 5:52 PM

How renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World.

Quite the good read.

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past. It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue. (from the website)

mm.

mm.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 17 2014 7:16 PM

Yes

I would love to see Cahill's entire Hinges of History series. He is a great writer. I enjoyed How the Irish Saved Civilization immensely.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 17 2014 7:22 PM

Milkman:

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past. It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue.

So....is this supposed to be a good thing? Tongue Tied

Hmm

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 17 2014 7:35 PM

I haven't read that book, but I'm in for the series. However, I don't think the boys at Logos will go for it.

Rosie Perera:

Yes

I would love to see Cahill's entire Hinges of History series. He is a great writer. I enjoyed How the Irish Saved Civilization immensely.

mm.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 17 2014 8:02 PM

Milkman:
I don't think the boys at Logos will go for it.

You're probably right. Anything that's a best-seller among the secular public, which isn't also a literary classic, is probably a no-go. It's too bad.

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 18 2014 3:15 AM

Yes I'd love to have just this volume!:

Milkman:

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 18 2014 8:26 AM

Rosie Perera:
Cahill's entire Hinges of History series

Yes

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