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Author: William Chester Jordan, William George Jordan Narrator: Leon Nixon Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Series:The Penguin History of Europe Series Release Date: October 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781400122165

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It was an age of hope and possibility, of accomplishment and expansion. Europe's High Middle Ages spanned the Crusades, the building of Chartres Cathedral, Dante's Inferno, and Thomas Aquinas. Buoyant, confident, creative, the era seemed to be flowering into a true renaissance—until the disastrous fourteenth century rained catastrophe in the form of plagues, famine, and war.

In Europe in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan paints a vivid, teeming landscape that captures this lost age in all its glory and complexity. Here are the great popes who revived the power of the Church against the secular princes; the writers and thinkers who paved the way for the Renaissance; the warriors who stemmed the Islamic tide in Spain and surged into Palestine; and the humbler estates, those who found new hope and prosperity until the long night of the 1300s. From high to low, from dramatic events to social structures, Jordan's account brings to life this fascinating age.

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About the Author

William George Jordan (1864–1928) was an American editor and essayist. He graduated from the City College of New York and began his literary career as editor of Book Chat in 1884. He later went on to become the managing editor of Current Literature and the Ladies Home Journal, after which he edited the Saturday Evening Post. Jordan also wrote a number of personal improvement and self-help books in the early 1900s, one of the most popular being The Majesty of Calmness. Some of his other works include Mental Training, The Kingship of Self-Control, The Power of Truth, and The Crown of Individuality.

About the Narrator

Leon Nixon is a professional actor, playwright, and filmmaker. A Los Angeles native, he has performed in short films, web series, and on stage in dramatic and comedic roles. He is also an improviser and part of the group that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Improv Show.