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Dominion

The Making of the Western Mind - 1000 - 16734180

Taschenbuch von Tom Holland

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Artikel-Nr.:
92733717
Im Sortiment seit:
20.07.2020
Erscheinungsdatum:
06.08.2020
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Holland, Tom
Verlag:
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:
Abacus
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Geschichte
Sonstiges
Seiten:
594
Abbildungen:
8pp colour, 16pp b/w
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
500 gr
Beschreibung
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

'Definitely my book of the year' Bernard Cornwell

'A rich and compelling history of Christendom . . . A masterpiece of scholarship and storytelling, Dominion surpasses Holland's earlier books in its sweeping ambition and gripping presentation' John Gray, New Statesman

'An absorbing survey of Christianity's subversive origins and enduring influence is filled with vivid portraits, gruesome deaths and moral debates . . . Holland has all the talents of an accomplished novelist' Terry Eagleton, Guardian

'Terrific: bold, ambitious and passionate' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads

'Fizzing with insights and challenges . . . a feast of intellectual entertainment' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times
Information zum Autor
Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. He is the author of Rubicon: The Triumph and the Tragedy of the Roman Republic , which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize ; Persian Fire , his history of the Graeco-Persian wars, won the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award in 2006 ; Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom , a panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000; In the Shadow of the Sword , which covers the collapse of Roman and Persian power in the Near East, and the emergence of Islam; and Dynasty , a portrait of Rome's first imperial dynasty.

He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC. His translation of Herodotus was published in 2013 by Penguin Classics and followed in 2016 by a history of Æthelstan published under the Penguin Monarchs series, and in 2019 Æthelflæd England's Forgotten Founder as a Ladybird Expert Book. In 2007, he was the winner of the Classical Association prize, awarded to 'the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome'.

Holland is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Making History . He has written and presented a number of TV documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, on subjects ranging from religion to dinosaurs.

He served two years as the Chair of the Society of Authors; as Chair of the PLR Advisory Committee and was on the committee of the Classical Association.

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