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Powers and Thrones By Dan Jones

Powers and Thrones by Dan Jones

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Dan Jones's epic new history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built.

Powers and Thrones Summary

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jones

'Simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages there is' Sunday Times

'An audacious, entertaining page-turner. Dan Jones covers a thousand years of history with elegance and panache' Dan Carlin, Hardcore History

'Dan Jones is in a class of his own ... Read this book to wrap your head around 1,000 years of history with as much ease and enjoyment as relaxing into a good novel' Professor Suzannah Lipscomb

'A terrifically colourful and compelling narrative history ... Bustling and sizzling with life on every page' Sunday Times

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's 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?

Also available in audio, read by the author.

Powers and Thrones Reviews

'A terrifically colourful and compelling narrative history ... A hugely impressive achievement, bustling and sizzling with life on every page ... This is now simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages there is' * Sunday Times *
'An audacious, entertaining page-turner. Dan Jones covers a thousand years of history with elegance and panache' -- Dan Carlin, Hardcore History
'Dan Jones is in a class of his own ... Read this book to wrap your head around 1,000 years of history with as much ease and enjoyment as relaxing into a good novel' -- Professor Suzannah Lipscomb
'Confident, colourful and compelling, Dan Jones's unapologetic narrative is simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages' * Sunday Times *
PRAISE FOR DAN JONES:
'Exhilarating, epic, sword-swinging history ... Jones enlivens the narrative with bloodcurdling details and arresting turns of phrase' TLS, on The Templars.
'When it comes to rip-roaring medieval narratives, Jones has few peers, and in The Templars he finds the perfect subject' Sunday Times History Books of the Year.
'Stonking narrative history told with pace, wit and scholarship' * Observer, on Magna Carta *

About Dan Jones

Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Plantagenets, Magna Carta, The Templars and The Colour of Time (with Marina Amaral), have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series, Secrets of Great British Castles. His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines including the London Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator.

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9781789543537
1789543533
Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jones
New
Hardback
Head of Zeus
20210902
720
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