Parting the veil of time

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….

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