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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (309 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard E. Rubenstein Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best-selling author Richard E. Rubenstein brings the past to life in this engrossing story of social, religious, and scientific revolution during one of the darkest periods in European history. When a group of Dark Ages scholars rediscovered the works of Aristotle, the great thinker's ideas ignited a firestorm of enlightened thought. This is the endlessly fascinating account of the pivotal period in history when the modern era took root. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 2/5/2014

    " There is a lot of interesting material here in the first seven chapters--the author describes how Aristotle's work was largely lost in the West, how it was preserved in the Islamic world, and then translated in the 11th century in Muslim Spain and brought back to Latin Western Europe. He relates the development of Aristotelian thought in the high medieval Church, its impact on the growth of scholastic thought in the universities, its entanglement in controversies between the Dominicans and the Franciscans, and its eventual ossification as the Catholic status quo by the end of the middle ages. A number of the author's observations on the general medieval historical framework in which Aristotelian intellectual took place are rather suspect, and the final chapter about "faith vs reason" in our own times does not add much to the book, Recommended for you medievalists out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeremy Sabol | 1/22/2014

    " wonderful "pop" narrative of what happens to Aristotle's texts and philosophy through the medieval period. Very clear and compelling writing, and nice coherent storyline. Not a scholarly book, but reasonable explanations of lots of tough stuff. Could have used a bit more substance on the Augustine part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jack | 1/9/2014

    " It's fascinating to find out that actual stuff went on between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance. Interesting stuff, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joe | 12/21/2013

    " Very enlightening and topical for today's issues with faith and science, inter-cultural understanding, etc. "

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