Defining Late Antiquity

I've been thinking lately about the coincidence that consensus seems to be developing around c. 750 as the end of "Late Antiquity" is the same time frame for the end of the Plague of Justinian. Do I think this is more than a coincidence? Yes, but not really causal. By that I mean that the... Continue Reading →

Being ‘in communion’

In the last post I referred to King Aldfrith and Adomnan of Iona not being "in communion" and it occurred to me that not everyone may know that this short for a specific ecclesiastical meaning. I think at this point in the early medieval period, churches were either in communion or out of communion. Today... Continue Reading →

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