History of the Franks (Fine Print)

History of the Franks (Fine Print)

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ISBN-13: 9781540799944
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.38(d)

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A History Of The Franks 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EugeneTX More than 1 year ago
This is a truly wonderful book written by Gregory, the Bishop of Tours. He attempts to give us a broad survey of the history of mankind as it is known and taught prior to and during his lifetime. I must admit to never having read so much of the bible in multiple settings in such a short time, cross comparing what he had written and how he explained his belief in particular passages with my interpretation. This motivation to outside research makes the book worth far more than one could have thought. He relates beliefs and some, in his opinion, mistaken beliefs. He is as unkind to religious backsliders as he is to the laity. It is a truly magnificent book and I have already given two as gifts to Lutheran ministers and have a third ordered. Another friend and I had an eight hour chit chat about the book and the period. Prior to his question about what I was reading, neither of us had any idea what the other's beliefs were. The book is shy on research as meant by the modern term but very long on one highly educated man's personal wisdom and knowledge. It is extremely enlightening and very provocative in relation to what one knows before reading the book. It is a very touching book in the sense that one becomes aware of how an extremely caring and thoughtful other actually views the world. I wonder if I look at others in the same positive light he used.
gbsallery on LibraryThing 5 months ago
As a book, one of the most tedious I have ever read. Interesting only for the historical value, which paints a (presumably accurate) picture of a thoroughly unpleasant period. The life of the Franks appears to be nothing more than a catalogue of barbarity, leavened (if that is the word, which it isn't) by instances of people making their already brutal lives yet more unpleasant in the name of the church. On the whole, a good argument against time travel.This particular edition also suffers from some highly erratic footnotes. The book is possibly of interest to theological scholars, or people who need a list of flimsy "miracles".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago