The musings and meandering thoughts of a crotchety old man as he observes life in the world and in a small, rural town in South East Nebraska. My Pledge-Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day with out a line.
28 June 2018
Chevalier Charles Coulombe on Italian City-States
A fascinating discussion of the city states of the High Middle ages. The Chevalier points out that these were not planned, that they came about as a result of the breakdown of Imperial authority, and that they often repudiated the authority of their Bishop as well.