The Story of Christianity
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About "The Story of Christianity"
Part One looks at Christianity's origins in Judaism, and follows its spread through the Roman Empire and beyond, the loss of Jerusalem to Islam and reconquest in the Eleventh Century. Part Two takes us through the second millennium, from the flowering of the Middle Ages in the great Medieval cathedrals of Western Europe, through the rupture of the Church in the Reformation, to the modern world. Lavishly illustrated throughout with the images that have helped to define the religion, this unique book combines academic excellence with populist appeal.
Meet the Author
Peter Partner was born in Little Heath, England on July 15, 1924. He went to Magdalen College, Oxford, to read law, but quickly switched to history. He worked as a journalist for the Observer in Rome and the Middle East. He started teaching history at the private school Winchester College in 1955 and stayed there for 30 years. He was a historian of medieval and Renaissance Rome as well as the Middle East. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including A Short Political Guide to the Arab World, The Lands of St. Peter, Renaissance Rome 1500-1559, The Pope's Men, and God of Battles. He died on January 17, 2015 at the age of 90.