Tuesday, 17 September 2013
I’ve been trying to get a handle on the sociopolitical and economic climate across the Mediterranean and beyond during the third through fifth centuries AD when the Roman Empire shifted from being Rome-centric to…not. Complicated—and additionally complicated by historians that avoided the period in many ways, I suspect in part because they didn’t have the volume of records they had for earlier and later periods.
Anyway, I also made a quick review of our pictures from Provence last year, and this view of the Avignon pope-fortress tied both topics together—of course, the Avignon papacy was MUCH later…. But the antecedents….