The Two Cities

The Two Cities by Otto Bishop of Otto Bishop of Freising, Charles Mierow, Karl Morrison

ISBN10: 0231126018
ISBN13: 978-0231126014
Author: Otto Bishop of Otto Bishop of Freising, Charles Mierow, Karl Morrison
Title: The Two Cities
Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 15, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1606 kb
Size PDF: 1289 kb
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The Two Cities by Otto Bishop of Otto Bishop of Freising, Charles Mierow, Karl Morrison



The twelfth-century bishop Otto of Freising was the outstanding historian of his century. The Two Cities was his masterwork, spanning in time from Adam and Eve to the coming of the last days -- which he believed had actually begun. In form and philosophy, it stands as a landmark in medieval historiography. As a brother of the Emperor, Otto had an insider's view on the significant events of his day, including the Investiture Controversy and the Second Crusade. His book records how one man grasped for hope as he felt the world dissolving around him.

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