The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Charles Freeman

The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: December 2007
ISBN: 9780307428271
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$13.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
A radical and powerful reappraisal of the impact of Constantine's adoption of Christianity on the later Roman world, and on the subsequent development both of Christianity and of Western civilization.

When the Emperor Contstantine converted to Christianity in 368 AD, he changed the course of European history in ways that continue to have repercussions to the present day. Adopting those aspects of the religion that suited his purposes, he turned Rome on a course from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilization of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed authority, whether that of the Bible, or the writings of Ptolemy in astronomy and of Galen and Hippocrates in medicine. Only a thousand years later, with the advent of the Renaissance and the emergence of modern science, did Europe begin to free itself from the effects of Constantine's decision, yet the effects of his establishment of Christianity as a state religion remain with us, in many respects, today. Brilliantly wide-ranging and ambitious, this is a major work of history.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Closing of the Western Mind ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2534 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Charles Freeman
Iggy Azalea 74 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Iggy Azalea PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Charles Freeman
Iggy Azalea 74 Success Facts - Everything you need to know about Iggy Azalea
Charles Freeman
Emereo Publishing, May 2014
ISBN: 9781488545900
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $24.99 Our price: $21.99
Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Charles Freeman
Holy Bones, Holy Dust
Charles Freeman
Yale University Press, May 2011
ISBN: 9780300125719
Format: ePub
List Price: $23.00 Our price: $21.99
AD 381: Heretics, Pagans and the Christian State ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Charles Freeman
AD 381: Heretics, Pagans and the Christian State
Charles Freeman
Vintage Digital, February 2011
ISBN: 9781845950071
Format: ePub
List Price: $27.18 Our price: $24.99
The Closing Of The Western Mind ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Charles Freeman
The Closing Of The Western Mind
Charles Freeman
Vintage Digital, February 2011
ISBN: 9780712664981
Format: ePub
List Price: $32.28 Our price: $29.99