Some speculate that White racism developed because of a need to salve a wounded conscience because of the atrocities committed in the Americas, and the subsequent trade in sub-Saharan slaves. Therefore Whites could continue the fantasy of thinking of themselves as an enlighten and advanced people.
Tom Holland clearly thinks Christianity had much to do with this rise and presents the violent elimination of paganism in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe as positive achievements of the age. This is mostly done not by direct editorializing; it is done by using the language of the invading Christians not as quotes from ancient books but as the text of the book itself to describe the pagans.
He sort of claims that this great transformation had something to do with rising apocalyptic expectations about the end of the first Christian Millennium, the disappointment of which was followed by the channelization of these energies into this-worldly revival and expansion. He does not really prove this hypothesis and it may be that it is mostly a device to frame the book and is not taken completely seriously by Tom Holland himself.
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Certainly I more or less ignored it while reading the book and you can get some value out of the book without paying this theory any mind either. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ.
But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe suddenly found themselves with no choice but to begin the heroic task of building a Jerusalem on earth. That said, the book is still fun to read. Tom Holland always wants to make history fun, to tell stories, to quote contemporary accounts and to paint vivid pictures of life in those times.
He wants the readers to see Christianity specifically Catholicism as an overall force for good separation of church and state, suppression of elite violence, etc and as an important source of cultural unity, growth and creativity in those troubled time.
He is not necessarily wrong about this, but he rarely makes a solid evidence-based case case with alternative views systematically evaluated and rejected for his preferences, relying instead on eloquence and selective? Even if you do mind, it is a very entertaining read, full of zany anecdotes and interesting factoids.
A reasonably good overview of the age and worth a read. But it will be a good idea to read other books about the period before you decide that the trends were exactly as described in this book.Reports about Countries.
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Introduction. The literature of war has existed since the first literary texts were written. Scholars have been quick to acknowledge that war is a dominant force in the works of the three earliest cultures: the Greeks, the Romans, and the Hebrews.
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The Yuan. Akbar and India. Mongols in China (Marco Polo) The Mongols. In regards to the Hydapsis river battle between Alexander and Porus.. I am currently writing a high school history essay on Alexanders battles and finding some difficulty in regards to the battle that was fought at the hydapsis river.