Friday, September 01, 2006

Fallen Order

Amy Welborn discusses Fallen Order: Intrigue, Heresy, and Scandal in the Rome of Galileo and Caravaggio (hardcover) by Karen Liebreich.

Any contemporary relevance or parallels? "Hmm."

I still have to get Cities of God (hardcover--$65!!!) for its portrayal of medieval politics and Italian city states, of which I know very little. Certainly they would offer an alternative model of Christian polity to the Christian kingdoms and feudal arrangements of the same time.

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