The Darkening Age

by Catherine Nixey

Book Reviews

  • Did Christianity take down the Roman Empire? Two canonical sources on this are Gibbon [1] and Nietzsche [2] (“Christianity…undid the tremendous deed of the Romans”). See also Nixey [3]. [1]: [2]: [3]: to Tweet
  • I recently finished @CatherineNixey's excellent (though polemical) 'A Darkening Age', about early Christian zealots and how they dismantled the Classical world piece by piece. Toppling of statues has always been kind of popular in these moments. to Tweet