Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages (Hardback)Dan Jones (author)
- Save £5.00
- 10+ in stock
With his customary swashbuckling elan, Jones embarks upon a thunderous new history of the Middle Ages that thrillingly chronicles the tensions between East and West that shaped the modern world.
Dan Jones's epic new history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built. It is a thousand-year adventure that moves from the ruins of the once-mighty city of Rome, sacked by barbarians in AD 410, to the first contacts between the old and new worlds in the sixteenth century. It shows how, from a state of crisis and collapse, the West was rebuilt and came to dominate the entire globe. The book identifies three key themes that underpinned the success of the West: commerce, conquest and Christianity.
Across 16 chapters, blending Dan Jones' trademark gripping narrative style with authoritative analysis, Powers and Thrones shows how, at each stage in this story, successive western powers thrived by attracting - or stealing - the most valuable resources, ideas and people from the rest of the world. It casts new light on iconic locations - Rome, Paris, Venice, Constantinople - and it features some of history's most famous and notorious men and women.
This is a book written about - and for - an age of profound change, and it asks the biggest questions about the West both then and now. Where did we come from? What made us? Where do we go from here?
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 720
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Praise for The Templars:
'Exhilarating, epic, sword-swinging history... A skilful storyteller, he enlivens the narrative with bloodcurdling details and arresting turns of phrase... There is also fine scholarly intuition.' - TLS
'Jones carries the Templars through the crusades with clarity and verve. This is unabashed narrative history, fast-paced and full of incident ... Jones tells their story extremely well' - Sunday Times
You may also be interested in...
“An epic history of the Middle Ages.”
This book is about the monumental 1000 years between the sacks of Rome ; AD410 and 1527. What happens between these time period is told in an entertaining, informative and very readable style.
It explains not only... More
“A comprehensive, enjoyable and easy to read overview of the Middle Ages”
This book is a comprehensive, enjoyable and easy to read overview of the Middle Ages for the period AD 410-AD 1527. It has a strong and deliberate concentration on Western Europe with other parts of the world... More
“A whistle stop tour of the Middle Ages - quite a feat within a single book”
In Powers and Thrones, Dan Jones sets out to provide an overview of the entire period known as the Middle Ages, from the fall of Rome in c.400AD through to Da Vinci, Columbus, et al in the early 1500s. Over the course... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.