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Mysteries of the Middle Ages : the rise of feminism, science, and art from the cults of Catholic Europe (Hinges of history v. 5)

by Cahill, Thomas.

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Hinges of history ; v. 5


After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today. On visits to the great cities of Europe--m... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • A Chaucerian invitation
  • Alexandria: city of reason : the great confluence
  • Rome: crossroads of the world : how the Romans become the Italians
  • Bingen & Chartres, gardens enclosed : the cult of the virgin and its consequences
  • Aquitaine & Assisi, courts of love : the pursuit of love and its consequences
  • Entrances to other worlds : the Mediterranean, the Orient, and the Atlantic
  • Paris, university of heavenly things : the exaltation of reason and its consequences
  • Oxford, university of earthly things : the alchemists quest and its consequences
  • Padua, chapel of flesh : the artist's experiment and its consequences
  • Florence, dome of light : the poet's dream and its consequences
  • Ravenna, city of death : the politician's emptiness and its consequences
  • Love in the ruins : a Dantesque reflection.