Gothic Christianity

John Ruskin, (pp. 189-191), Bible of Amiens: “Quite the most beautiful sign of the power of true Christian-Catholic faith is this continual acknowledgement by it of the brotherhood – nay, more, the fatherhood, of the elder nations who had not seen Christ; but had been filled with the Spirit of … Continue reading

The Bible of Amiens

Romanides argues that the Franks decimated Roman urbanization & established feudalism in an effort to maintain a precarious grip on overextended power from their home bases: “In the time of Pippin of Herestal (697-715) and Charles Martel (715-741), many of the Franks who replaced Roman bishops were military leaders who, … Continue reading

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