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8 September 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
All ages welcome
Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
About the book:
‘Dan Jones is in a class of his own … Read this book to wrap your head around 1,000 years of history with as much ease and enjoyment as relaxing into a good novel’ Professor Suzannah Lipscomb
Powers and Thrones is a thousand-year adventure that moves from the ruins of the once-mighty city of Rome, sacked by barbarians in AD 410, to the first contacts between the old and new worlds in the sixteenth century. It shows how, from a state of crisis and collapse, the West was rebuilt and came to dominate the entire globe. The book identifies three key themes that underpinned the success of the West: commerce, conquest and Christianity.
Across 16 chapters, blending Dan Jones’s trademark gripping narrative style with authoritative analysis, Powers and Thrones shows how, at each stage in this story, successive western powers thrived by attracting – or stealing – the most valuable resources, ideas and people from the rest of the world. It casts new light on iconic locations – Rome, Paris, Venice, Constantinople – and it features some of history’s most famous and notorious men and women.
This is a book written about – and for – an age of profound change, and it asks the biggest questions about the West both then and now. Where did we come from? What made us? Where do we go from here?
About the author:
Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including In the Reign of King John, The Templars, Crusaders and, with Marina Amaral, The Colour of Time and The World Aflame, have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series, Secrets of Great British Castles. His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines.
POWERS AND THRONES and other books by Dan Jones will be available to purchase on the night and Dan will be signing copies after his talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make it to the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange this for you. Covid-19 precautions will be adhered to in order to ensure the safety of of our attendees, authors and booksellers
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