The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age

The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

Catherine Nixey


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A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers helped to annihilate Greek and Roman civilization


Catherine Nixey:
CATHERINE NIXEY is a journalist and a classicist. Her mother was a nun, her father was a monk, and she was brought up Catholic. She studied classics at Cambridge and taught the subject for several years before becoming a journalist on the arts desk at the Times (UK), where she still works. The Darkening Age, winner of a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award, is her first book. She lives in London.