Letters and Politics

How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years

With historian Ian Mortimer, author of the book Millenium From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years.
Ian is a keen advocate of the public importance of history, at national level and in the community.

About Millenium From Religion to Revolution

millenium_ian-mortimerIn Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life and bursting with ideas, that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change.

We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burned to the ground by invaders — and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer — to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilizations came into conflict with each other on an epic scale.  Here’s  a story of godly scientists, fearless adventurers, cold-hearted entrepreneurs, and strong-minded women — a story of discovery, invention, revolution, and cataclysmic shifts in perspective.

Millennium is a journey into the past like no other. Our understanding of human development will never be the same again, and the lessons we learn along the way are profound ones for us all.

Dr. Ian Mortimer has been described by the London Times as “the most remarkable medieval historian of our time.” He is best known as the author of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, which was a London Sunday Times bestseller in 2010. Its follow-up, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England, was a London Sunday Times bestseller in 2012.  He was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Please visit his website at www.ianmortimer.com.

 

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