James Sarah Madison's Reviews > A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester
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Jan 03, 2012

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Read from October 31, 2011 to January 03, 2012

I enjoyed the book, but there was a great deal of jumping around between the Medieval world and the Renaissance, and some of Manchester's sweeping generalizations irked me as I felt they either misrepresented particularly nuanced trends or historical periods, or because I have read other more scholarly works which directly contradict his claims. However, in large part, I found the book entertaining.

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