Book cover of Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jonesby Dan Jones
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“Not only an engrossing read about the distant past, both informative and entertaining, but also a profoundly thought-provoking view of our not-really-so-‘new’ present . . . All medieval history is here, beautifully narrated . . . The vision takes in whole imperial landscapes but also makes room for intimate portraits of key individuals, and even some poems.”—Wall Street Journal


“A lively history . . . [Jones] has managed to touch every major topic. As each piece of the puzzle is placed into position, the modern world gradually comes into view . . . Powers and Thrones provides the reader with a framework for understanding a complicated subject, and it tells the story of an essential era of world history with skill and style.”—The New York Times

Interview with the Author

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Powers and Thrones with Dan Jones 
11/24/21          49 min


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A New History of the Middle Ages with Dan Jones
9/5/21           38 min


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EP16 Powers Thrones and Dan Jones
11/5/21           92 min


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Writing a New History of the Middle Ages: Interview with Dan Jones on Powers and Thrones
11/11/21           59 min


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#380 – Dan Jones – Is Genghis Khan Harder Than Jocko Willink?
10/4/21          76 min


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The surprisingly modern Middle Ages
9/3/21         55 min


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What the Middle Ages Can Teach Us About Pandemics, Mass Migration, and Tech Disruption
12/14/21          55 min


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