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The Persistence of Paganism

Ramsay MacMullen has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Roman empire and early medieval world. But what sets him apart is his ability to mine obscure texts for asides or offhand comments, and then use those fragments to illustrate fundamental point about the society. A case in point. In Christianity & Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries Prof. MacMullen uses a minor work of Gregory of Tours (c.
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