Festival talks by Catherine Nixey

54. THE DARKENING AGE: THE CHRISTIAN DESTRUCTION OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD

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The Roman Empire had been generous in embracing and absorbing new creeds. But with the coming of Christianity, everything changed. This new faith, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and intolerant. Catherine Nixey will paint a dark but riveting picture of life at the time of the ‘triumph’ of Christianity and give a gripping account of how the early Christians annihilated the teachings of the Classical world.

Winner of a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Nonfiction
One of the Telegraph’s “Books of the Year”
One of the Spectator’s “Books of the Year”
One of the Observer’s “Books of the Year”
One of BBC History Magazine’s “Books of the Year”
One of the Times’s “Times Writers’ Books of the Year”

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