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Dominion (50th Anniversary Edition) : The Making of the Western Mind

Dominion (50th Anniversary Edition) : The Making of the Western Mind

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The Sunday Times bestseller, with a new introduction by Nassim Nicholas Taleb'If great books encourage you to look at the world in an entirely new way, then Dominion is a very great book indeed' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times History Book of the Year'Terrific: bold, ambitious and passionate' Peter FrankopanDominion tells the epic story of how those in the West came to be what they are, and why they think the way they do. Ranging from Moses to Merkel, from Babylon to Beverley Hills, from the emergence of secularism to the abolition of slavery, it explores why, in a society that has become increasingly doubtful of religion's claims, so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian. Christianity's enduring impact is not confined to churches.

It can be seen everywhere in the West: in science, in secularism, in gay rights, even in atheism. It is - to coin a phrase - the greatest story ever told. PRAISE FOR DOMINION'A masterpiece of scholarship and storytelling' John Gray, New Statesman'Filled with vivid portraits, gruesome deaths and moral debates...

Holland has all the talents of an accomplished novelist' Terry Eagleton, Guardian'This extraordinary book is vintage Tom Holland: history boldly and elegantly retold' Diarmaid MacCulloch
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