Wednesday, February 8
7pm on Zoom
Our first book of this year is The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele and David M Perry. The word “medieval” conjures images of the Dark Ages–centuries of ignorance, superstition, stasis, savagery, and poor hygiene. But the myth of darkness obscures the truth; this was a remarkable period in human history. The Bright Ages recasts the European Middle Ages for what it was, capturing this 1,000-year era in all its complexity and fundamental humanity, bringing to light both its beauty and its horrors.