In Dominion, Tom Holland places the story of how we came to be what we are, and how we think the way that we do, in the broadest historical context. From the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC to the migration crisis in Europe today, and from Nebuchadnezzar to the Beatles, he explores what it was that made Christianity so revolutionary and disruptive; how completely it came to saturate the mind-set of Latin Christendom; and why, in a West that has become increasingly doubtful of religion’s claims, so many of its instincts remain irredeemably Christian. Whether you are atheist, agnostic or believer in any faith, Holland’s argument could hardly be more topical.
Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, biographer and broadcaster. He is a prolific author, his bibliography includes Rubicon: The Triumph and the Tragedy of the Roman Republic, which won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History; Dynasty, a portrait of Rome’s first imperial dynasty and he has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC. Holland is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Making History. He has written and presented several TV documentaries on subjects ranging from ISIS to dinosaurs. Tom appears in conversation with The Guardian’s Claire Armitstead.
Tom Holland (photo: Charlie Hopkinson)