Mark Greengrass – Christendom Destroyed


From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the 16th century. Martin Luther’s challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us.

Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrass’ magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe’s identity today.

Author: Mark Greengrass
Narrator: James Cameron Stewart
Duration: 35 hours 4 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2012
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

attrition spent

This is a travel journal from the mid-1960s. Had a hard time relating to it as I wondered how different Spain must be today. Love Michener though and plan to give another go.