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THE DARK AGES

by Asimov, Isaac

Condition: Good -/Good


Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1968. x, 256 pp., reinforced red-cloth library binding w/ pictorial front board; Dust jacket in new clear archival cover; Book shows label to spine, clear tape to top & bottom edges of boards; blacked-out library stamps to edges of page block, to front endpaper & to title page; rear endpaper removed; wear & short tears to fore edges of 5 leaves at start of book; small creases (dog-ears) to top corners of many pages; Jacket shows wear, short tears & some chipping to ends of spine & ends of flap folds; spine has library label & is slightly faded; inside flaps show wear to corners & tape marks to ends / . Hard Cover. Good -/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

This is the sixth volume in Isaac Asimov's brilliant histories for young people. Having recreated in his widely praised earlier books the great civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome, he now moves to Northern Europe to discuss the Franks and the Goths, who came from the north to spell the end of Mediterranean domination. As countless reviewers have pointed out, Dr. Asimov brings to the telling of history a variety of disciplines, clear sparkling prose, and an infectious enthusiasm that catches the reader up in his panorama of events. The Dark Ages is no exception. Here we see the Germanic Tribes and Gothic Kingdoms, the coming of the darkness. We see the powerful role of Christianity in the unfolding of military events. We watch kings fall and empires crumble. We meet fascinating personalities — Alaric, Charlemagne and his Carolingian successors. And finally, we pass through the darkness to catch a glimmer of the light that promises to come. The Dark Ages is a period of history not well known to many. Dr. Asimov has shown it to be an eminently interesting time, well worth exploring with a knowledgeable and witty guide.


  • Seller: High Castle Books US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: HCA-6580
  • Title: THE DARK AGES
  • Author: Asimov, Isaac
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good -
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • Place: Boston, MA
  • Date published: 1968
  • Keywords: HCA, NON, HISTORY, THE DARK AGES
  • Bookseller catalogs: ALL BOOKS-0014;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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