Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

Catherine Nixey


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A gripping account of how the early Christians viciously attacked the art and teachings of the Classical world from a brilliant young historian

ISBN: 9781509816071 Category:


Dive into the gripping narrative of The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey that unfolds the rarely told, shocking story of a militant faith consuming the enlightened teachings of the Classical world in its race to establish supreme authority.

The Roman Empire had been generous in embracing and absorbing new creeds. This is the enthralling history of an era when Christianity, despite its peaceful premises, morphed into a ruthless force, with the pagan pantheon of the Roman Empire in its grip. In its wrath, not only did it demolish temples and upturn altars, but even books – the legacies of philosophy and science – weren’t spared from the relentless flames.

Acclaimed as the Book of the Year by the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, the Observer, and BBC History Magazine, and an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review, The Darkening Age blends religion, history, and philosophy in a riveting tale that will lure in those fascinated by the tumultuous relationship between early Christianity and the Classical World.

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Weight 0.271 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 2.4 cm










270.1 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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