Jenny Maloney's Reviews > Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe

Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill
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Sep 04, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: historical, non-fiction
Read in August, 2009

This was a really pleasant book to listen to--Cahill reads it himself in his lilting accent. There's a great introduction about the classic world and how that influenced everything that followed, including church politics. There are great overviews of Dante, Eleanor of Aquitane, and Saint Francis of Assisi.

The best part about this book is that he explores complex issues--that still play a big part in our lives today--and describes them beautifully, artfully. Quite like Simon Winchester's works.

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