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The closing of the Western mind

the rise of faith and the fall of reason

by Charles Freeman

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Civilization, Western.,
    • Christianity -- Influence.,
    • Church and state -- Europe -- History.,
    • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.,
    • Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.,
    • Civilization, Western -- Classical influences.,
    • Hellenism.,
    • Europe -- History -- To 476.,
    • Europe -- History -- 476-1492.,
    • Europe -- Intellectual life.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-443) and index.

      StatementCharles Freeman.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCB245 .F73 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 470 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages470
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3646083M
      ISBN 100434008532
      LC Control Number2002483628


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