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The darkening age : the Christian destruction of the classical world, Catherine Nixey

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The darkening age : the Christian destruction of the classical world
Title
The darkening age
Title remainder
the Christian destruction of the classical world
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Nixey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately attacked and suppressed the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to 'one true faith'. Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyr's deaths singing hymns of love and praise, the truth, as Catherine Nixey reveals, is very different. Far from being meek and mild, they were violent, ruthless and fundamentally intolerant. Unlike the polytheistic world, in which the addition of one new religion made no fundamental difference to the old ones, this new ideology stated not only that it was the way, the truth and the light but that, by extension, every single other way was wrong and had to be destroyed. From the 1st century to the 6th, those who didn't fall into step with its beliefs were pursued in every possible way: social, legal, financial and physical. Their altars were upturned and their temples demolished, their statues hacked to pieces and their priests killed. It was an annihilation. Authoritative, vividly written and utterly compelling, this is a remarkable debut from a brilliant young historian
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nixey, Catherine
Dewey number
270.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church history
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Violence
  • Religious adherents
Target audience
adult
Label
The darkening age : the Christian destruction of the classical world, Catherine Nixey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.The Invisible Army -- Two.The Battleground of Demons -- Three.Wisdom is Foolishness -- Four.`On the Small Number of Martyrs' -- Five.These Deranged Men -- Six.The Most Magnificent Building in the World -- Seven.To Despise the Temples -- Eight.How to Destroy a Demon -- Nine.The Reckless Ones -- Ten.To Drink From the Cup of Devils -- Eleven.To Cleanse the Error of Demons -- Twelve.Carpe Diem -- Thirteen.They That Forsake the Way of God -- Fourteen.To Obliterate the Tyranny of Joy -- Fifteen.Merciful Savagery -- Sixteen.A Time of Tyranny and Crisis
Control code
000061030393
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509816064
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973908432
Label
The darkening age : the Christian destruction of the classical world, Catherine Nixey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.The Invisible Army -- Two.The Battleground of Demons -- Three.Wisdom is Foolishness -- Four.`On the Small Number of Martyrs' -- Five.These Deranged Men -- Six.The Most Magnificent Building in the World -- Seven.To Despise the Temples -- Eight.How to Destroy a Demon -- Nine.The Reckless Ones -- Ten.To Drink From the Cup of Devils -- Eleven.To Cleanse the Error of Demons -- Twelve.Carpe Diem -- Thirteen.They That Forsake the Way of God -- Fourteen.To Obliterate the Tyranny of Joy -- Fifteen.Merciful Savagery -- Sixteen.A Time of Tyranny and Crisis
Control code
000061030393
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509816064
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973908432

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