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A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date June 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316545563
ISBN-10 0316545562
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Chronicles the historical transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and focuses on riveting figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Lucrezia Borgia, Henry VIII, and others. By the author of Death of a President. Reprint. PW.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth-the dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, as well as some of its most spectacular villains- the Renaissance.

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Hardcover
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Ill edition from Sterling Pub Co Inc (October 28, 2014); titled "A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance-Portrait of an Age"
9781454908944 | details & prices | 317 pages | 7.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.16 lbs | List price $29.95
About: This beautifully illustrated new color edition of the classic New York Times bestseller brings readers more intimately into the medieval world than ever before.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (June 1, 1993)
9780316545563 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Chronicles the historical transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, profiling the age's leading figures and noting key events and accomplishments
from Little Brown & Co (June 1, 1993)
9789990057966 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $0.02
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786148585 Book cover for 9780786169245
 
With Barrett Whitener (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (March 1, 2007); titled "A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance; Portrait of an Age"
9780786148585 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Chronicles the historical transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and focuses on riveting figures of the era--such as Leonardo da Vinci, Lucrezia Borgia, Henry VIII, and others--and notes key events and accomplishments.
With Barrett Whitener (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (March 1, 2007)
9780786169245 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.25 × 2.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $72.95
About: William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (June 1, 1993)
9781417707690 | details & prices | List price $28.15
About: William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages.

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