The Gateway to the Middle Ages

France and Britain
Eleanor Shipley Duckett
Portrays France and Britain at the beginning of the Dark Ages


France and Britain at the opening of the Dark Ages: lands tumultuous with disorder and dark with sin. Eleanor Duckett vividly portrays an age when men lived intensely aware of supernatural forces, and their savage deeds were countered by the civilizing force of Christianity. Gregory of Tours frets for his "little world of Gaul," while Fortunatus writes poetry of love sacred and secular. Here are St. Radegund, the queen who lives as a nun; Gildas, last of the "British Romans"; and St. Alban, Britain's first martyr.

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  • 5 x 8.
  • 168pp.
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  • Paper
  • 1989
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  • 978-0-472-06050-4

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