I enjoyed the book from beginning to end. Read beautifully, giving you a thrill and enjoyment. Would recommend to anyone who loves history.
An amazing story I have never heard before neither in school books nor in history studies. Several gaps in history were very well explained by Jack as well as the causes of the European Renaissance.
Never have I listen to an audible recording where was so obvious that the afterword was actually the foreword. It lays out the structure of the book, making it much more comprehensible. The material of the book is excellent, but by all means go to the very end and listen to the afterword. Then listen to the rest of the book. You will get much more from the history of this book tells if you do so.
This was extremely interesting and entertaining. This is the kind of history book I like to hear. The story is great, the authors exhaust the subject, and I was always looking forward to hitting "play" again.
Thought provoking. So much won. shared knowledge. Common laws that everyone must hold too. Standardization of training on jobs. Supporter of science and learning. Free commerce and the list goes on. But little respect and took the Black Plague to undue the open access and free travel and exchange of knowledge. Really was a period worth study and respect
The author's bias against organized religion is palpable and distracts from an otherwise interesting historical narrative. The Mongols were violent people. So too were many other societies.
This is a fascinating story that covered a major gap in my understanding of the history of the modern human race. Recommended for those interested in how history makes the world what it is today, and how leaders, culture, and civilizations can rise and fall.