The forge of Christendom: the end of days and the epic rise of the West

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From the acclaimed author of Rubicon and Persian Fire, an epic account of the rise of Christendom from the shadows of the Dark Ages.In this brilliantly-rendered portrait of tenth- and eleventh-century Europe, Tom Holland examines the Christian community's sense of foreboding and anticipation of the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. With the disappointment of that expectation, the Christian people of western Europe set to the heroic task of building a Jerusalem on earth themselves.THE FORGE OF CHRISTENDOM is the story of an epic religious journey begun on a continent ravaged by invasion and social collapse, and how an anticipation of the end of days led to a new beginning.

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display_description At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe suddenly found themselves with no choice but to begin the heroic task of building a Jerusalem on earth. In The Forge of Christendom, Tom Holland masterfully describes this remarkable new age, a time of caliphs and Viking sea kings, the spread of castles and the invention of knighthood. It was one of the most significant departure points in history: the emergence of Western Europe as a distinctive and expansionist power.
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title_display The forge of Christendom : the end of days and the epic rise of the West
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title_sub the end of days and the epic rise of the West