Peter Heather at his best,
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This review is from: The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders (Kindle Edition)
This is one of the best historical reads I have had in a long time. Peter Heather gives a coherent and convincing account of how exactly the medieval world, dominated, by the Papacy, emerged. It portrays a world, now so alien to us, where the need to have a semi-divine figure of moral and authoritarian power allowed the Papacy to emerge as a substitute. It is all written in a delightful jokey style as if one had dropped in on an informal undergraduate seminar. Get this if you care about this period of European history.