The Popes of Avignon

The Popes of Avignon : A Century in Exile

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 129.54 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 1933346329
  • 9781933346328
  • 286,185

About Edwin Mullins

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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Review quote

"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"

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