ISBN 10: 161039013X / ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht / Anzahl: 0
Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlich
Alle  Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen

Über dieses Buch

Leider ist dieses Exemplar nicht mehr verfügbar. Wir haben Ihnen weitere Exemplare dieses Titels unten aufgelistet.

Beschreibung:

Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Thomas Keneally "The Birth of the West is a re-making of what we think we know about the end of the "Dark Ages". It is also the gate to the utterly unexpected cosmos of European forebears. In some ways, from waterlogged England by way of the folk beliefs of French peasants, to the ambitious consolidation of Germany, corruption and reform in the Papacy, the machinations of Constantinople and the continuing presence of Moorish culture in Western Europe, the characters who people 'The Birth of the West' are as familiar as relatives--as indeed they are--groping their way to a cohesive Western culture as yet dominant in the world. The 'Birth of the West' is thus the tale of our birth, and Collins tells it with a narrative grace and elegance which will make readers cherish it." Kirkus Reviews , starred review "A lively, full-to-bursting history of the turbulent 10th century in Europe.Collins presents chaotic upheaval across Europe in an organized and riveting fashion." Jay Rubenstein, Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and author of Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse "In The Birth of the West, Paul Collins makes accessible and exciting the world of tenth-century Europe. With a sense for both the grand narrative and for the quirks of particular personalities, Collins makes this central medieval century seem not so dark. Rather, lit by the fiery eyes of three German kings named Otto, who stand at the heart of Collins'' story, it is an era of significant cultural achievement and political advance--though no less bloody for it." Publishers Weekly "Western Europe claws its way out of the Dark Ages--just barely--in this hair-raising history. Writing with a supple prose and an eye for colorful detail and vivid characters, Collins shapes some of history's most appalling behavior--first prize might go to Pope Steven VI, who exhumed his predecessor's rotting corpse and placed it on trial for heresy--into a lively narrative with a comprehensible story line. Behind the blood-lettings and betrayals of medieval politics, he sketches an illuminating interpretation of a society and worldview shaped by insecurity, superstition, and personal loyalties. The result is a fascinating account of how a desperate struggle for survival bequeathed a civilization." Booklist "Collins provides a broad panorama of the age, presenting characters great and small, including kings, magnates, popes, and peasants. This is a well-done study suitable for both scholars and general readers." Macleans "He makes a lively. case that the foundations of 11th-century expansion--by the end of which, Europe was powerful enough that, after fighting off or assimilating invaders on all fronts, it was able to start invading its neighbours in the First Crusade--were laid in the 10th century." Dallas Morning News "Very readable. The 900s are a fascinating time in history, and many lessons might be derived from the era's amazing and usually violent changes in reigns and rulers.Collins follows the lead of other recent historians in seeing this period not just as brutish and stagnant, but also rich in its cultural and spiritual life, and his best chapters focus on everyday people and experiences." Shelf Awareness "An engaging account of an often overlooked era." National Catholic Reporter "Australian Collins, historian and former priest, has a masterly touch throughout, for he writes the book on the several levels. He describes Europe, physically. He tells us what we are looking at, the stage set of history, the extensive woodlands, the major massifs and plateaus. All the while he is populating this landscape. This is truly history from the bottom up, layering the terrain.Collins' history is telling that though the ages were dark, not all the lights had been turned off. What we are receiving from Collins' sure hand is what happened after the fall of Rome.This is a. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

Über diesen Titel:

Bewertung (bereitgestellt von Goodreads):
3,45 durchschnittlich
(235 Bewertungen)

Inhaltsangabe:
The tenth century dawned in violence and disorder. Charlemagne’s empire was in ruins, most of Spain had been claimed by Moorish invaders, and even the papacy in Rome was embroiled in petty, provincial conflicts. To many historians, it was a prime example of the ignorance and uncertainty of the Dark Ages. Yet according to historian Paul Collins, the story of the tenth century is the story of our culture’s birth, of the emergence of our civilization into the light of day.

The Birth of the West tells the story of a transformation from chaos to order, exploring the alien landscape of Europe in transition. It is a fascinating
narrative that thoroughly renovates older conceptions of feudalism and what medieval life was actually like. The result is a wholly new vision of how civilization sprang from the unlikeliest of origins, and proof that our tenth-century ancestors are not as remote as we might think.

About the Author: Paul Collins graduated from Harvard with a master of theology, received his doctorate in philosophy in history from the Australian National University, and was ordained a Catholic priest. Since March 2001, when he resigned from active priestly ministry after thirty-three years of service due to a doctrinal dispute with the Vatican, he has been a full-time writer and radio and TV presenter. He lives in Australia.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Bibliografische Details

Zustand: New

Beste Suchergebnisse bei AbeBooks

1.

Paul Collins
Verlag: PublicAffairs (2013)
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Soft cover Erstausgabe Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Nelson Freck
(Rockville, MD, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs, 2013. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1st Edition. An advance proof in pictorial wraps. Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2BR2999

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 4,37
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,39
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

2.

Collins, Paul
Verlag: PublicAffairs (2013)
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Half Price Books Inc.
(Dallas, TX, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S_194344050

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 6,03
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,54
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

3.

Collins, Paul
Verlag: PublicAffairs (2013)
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
HPB-Ruby
(Dallas, TX, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S_198923693

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 6,03
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,54
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

4.

Collins, Paul
Verlag: PublicAffairs (2013)
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
HPB-Blue
(Dallas, TX, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S_201357363

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 10,47
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,54
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

5.

Paul Collins
Verlag: PublicAffairs (2013)
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Erstausgabe Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs, 2013. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 161039013X-2-4

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 13,07
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

6.

Collins, Paul
Verlag: PublicAffairs
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Anzahl: 3
Anbieter
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs. Buchzustand: Used - Like New. 2013. Hardcover. Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers D49460

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 11,80
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,39
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

7.

Collins, Paul
Verlag: PublicAffairs
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Anzahl: 2
Anbieter
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs. Buchzustand: Used - Very Good. 2013. Hardcover. Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0264984

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 11,80
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,39
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

8.

Paul Collins
Verlag: PublicAffairs (Public Affairs), New York, New York (2013)
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Erstausgabe Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs (Public Affairs), New York, New York, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: fine. First edition. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, x + 484 pages, gray and white boards. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear and light rubbing at the spine; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine lightly worn dust jacket with the original price. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45338

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 14,42
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,35
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

9.

Collins, Paul
Verlag: Public Affairs, USA (2013)
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Erstausgabe Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Biblio Books
(Mississauga, ON, Kanada)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Public Affairs, USA, 2013. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. 1st Edition. The book looks like new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stain, writing or reminder marks.Minor note on last end page. The binding is straight and tight. Standard shipping is by USPS Media Mail & Expedited shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or equivalent. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009715

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 25,33
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 4,24
Von Kanada nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

10.

Paul Collins
Verlag: PublicAffairs
ISBN 10: 161039013X ISBN 13: 9781610390132
Gebraucht Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Barclay Books
(York, WA, Australien)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung PublicAffairs. Hardback. 813. "Stimulating, encyclopedic, and often downright funny, this is a book worth remembering.” --Stephen O’Shea, Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) "A lively, full-to-bursting history of the turbulent tenth century in Europe. Collins presents chaotic upheaval across Europe in an organized and riveting fashion.” --Kirkus (starred review) The tenth century dawned in violence and disorder. Charlemagne’s empire was in ruins, most of Spain had been claimed by Moorish invaders, and even the papacy in Rome was embroiled in petty, provincial conflicts. The stability once provided by Imperial Rome had dissolved, leaving a perilous landscape behind. Yet the story of the tenth century is the story of our culture’s birth. This was the moment that civilization emerged from the Dark Ages into the light of day. The Birth of the West tells the story of a transformation from chaos to order, exploring the alien landscape of Europe in transition. It thoroughly renovates older conceptions of feudalism and what medieval life was actually like. The result is a wholly-new vision of how civilization sprang from the unlikeliest of origins, and proof that our tenth-century ancestors are not as remote as we might think. "The Birth of the West is a re-making of what we think we know about the end of the Dark Ages. It is also the gate to the utterly unexpected cosmos of European forebears. The characters who people The Birth of the West are as familiar as relatives--as indeed they are--groping their way to a cohesive Western culture. The Birth of the West is thus the tale of our birth, and Collins tells it with a narrative grace and elegance which will make readers cherish it.” --Thomas Keneally, author ofSchindler’s Ark 1st edition hardback in good condition. Slight d/w damage to head of spine but otherwise in unread condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3688443

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Gebraucht kaufen
EUR 19,82
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 22,47
Von Australien nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Es gibt 7 weitere Exemplare dieses Buches

Alle Suchergebnisse ansehen