Book Powers and thrones : a new history of the Middle Ages / Dan Jones.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Book
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781789543537 (hbk.) :
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: x, 704 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (col
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Dan Jones's epic history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built. It is a thousand-year adventure that moves from the ruins of the once-mighty city of Rome, sacked by barbarians in AD 410, to the first contacts between the old and new worlds in the 16th century. It shows how, from a state of crisis and collapse, the West was rebuilt and came to dominate the entire globe. The book identifies three key themes that underpinned the success of the West: commerce, conquest and Christianity. Across 16 chapters, 'Powers and Thrones' shows how, at each stage in this story, successive Western powers thrived by attracting - or stealing - the most valuable resources, ideas and people from the rest of the world.