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Thomas Cahill, now a free event at Boswell Book Company
Boswell Book Company
Milwaukee, WI
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Thomas Cahill, now a free event at Boswell Book Company
Thomas Cahill discusses his new book, Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World.

This event has now been moved to Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Avenue. It is now a free event. We will be refunding the ticket charges (including fees) of all attendees.

We're still very excited about Mr. Cahill visiting Milwaukee. Heretics and Heroes is said to be his best-written book in years.

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past.  It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue.

In their starred review, "Publishers Weekly" labels Heretics and Heroes "an entertaining yet thought-provoking examination," adding that Cahill "cheerfully explains the enduring value of the Renaissance and Reformation movements to 21st century Western principles, injecting humor and a conversational style..."

Also in a starred recommendation, "Kirkus Reviews" reports that "Cahill sets his delightfully analytic mind to the major transformations prompted by the Renaissance and Reformation ... [he] makes it seem so simple to connect the dots, as the 14th through 16th centuries witnessed changes to every facet and walk of life--from the expulsion of the Moors in Spain to the emergence of nations and massive religious upheaval. The breadth of Cahill's knowledge and his jocular style of writing make for a remarkable book."

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Boswell Book Company (View)
2559 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States


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Arts > Literary
Education > Other

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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