Tag Archives: Rome

Infernal Politics: Dante and the Separation of Church and State

So I am reading up on 14th century Rome, as noted earlier, and also listening to a course on tape about epics, and both have suddenly converged on a curious note:  the Medieval origins of the separation of church and … Continue reading

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The Palimpsest of History

One reason I love London is that you can be looking out the window at a bus stop and see this: The juxtaposition of old and new fascinates me.  Rome is great this way, too, though the history there tends to … Continue reading

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