This narrative history masterfully weaves together the sweeping events surrounding the so-called “Babylonian captivity” of the popes into the broader story of 14th-century Europe, a turbulent time of transition between Middle Ages and Renaissance when seven successive popes resided in Avignon in the south of France.
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About the Author
Edwin Mullins is an Oxford-educated writer, journalist, and filmmaker who has published numerous books on architecture and the visual arts, including Cluny and The Pilgrimage to Santiago. He lives part of the year near Avignon.
What People are Saying About This
An excellent introduction to a critical period in the history of medieval Europe and the church. Mullins provides a well-balanced and sympathetic treatment of popes often denigrated for their lack of piety. (Michael Frassetto, author, The Great Medieval Heretics)
Describes one of the most remarkable episodes in the history of the Middle Ages. . . . This is history made thoroughly evocative and engaging. (Ross King, author, Brunelleschi's Dome)
Should be welcomed by all interested in this pivotal period. (Thomas Bokenkotter, author, A Concise History of the Catholic Church)