The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile

The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile

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By (author) Edwin Mullins

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  • Publisher: BLUEBRIDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 246 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 208mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1933346329
  • ISBN 13: 9781933346328
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 314,268

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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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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.

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"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"