Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Thomas Cahill, Mysteries of the Middle Ages

An "In the Middle" first: a book has arrived from an editor at Doubleday. This editor claims to be a fan of the "In the Middle." He asks that I read the book and perhaps post a comment here.

I'm happy to announce its arrival. I'm happy to add that the book is handsome, well produced, beautifully illustrated. Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholoic Europe looks to be similar to another book by Thomas Cahill I've read, How the Irish Saved Civilization: a general introduction to a complicated set of questions, intended for the reader wo doesn't know all that much about the period. I'll post more on it as I read.