Ian Mortimer

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  The endlessly inventive Ian Mortimer is the most remarkable medieval historian of our time.
The Times



'Ian Mortimer is one of those rare historians who can both bring the past alive and at the same time challenge his readers' preconceptions. In this endlessly stimulating book, he surveys the past ten centuries of western history and asks which periods saw the greatest advances in human development, and why. His analysis is erudite yet unfailingly clear.' (Non-fiction Paperback of the Week, Mail on Sunday, 1 November 2015)