Latin West

Why did the Roman Empire fall? Little did I know, when I first encountered this question as an undergraduate, that it would propel me along...

An eighth-century altar, housed in the Museo Christiano & Tesoro del Duomo in the northern Italian town of Cividale del Friuli, possesses a stunning example...

By James Burns A Merovingian sword (Metropolitan Museum of Art). Surrounded by his enemies, the sixth-century prince and rebel Merovech handed his blade to Gailen, and...

Photo credit: organisers of HistoryCon In this blog post, our researcher, James Burns, summarises a conference paper he gave on the importance and pleasure of...

He who wishes to remove himself from his kin group (parentilla) should go to court and in the presence of the thunginus or hundredman break...