13th Century Paintings
The Dark Ages are largely misunderstood as a time of profound entropy in Europe's history. However, it was actually a time of profound reorganization following the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The 13th century, in particular, was witness to incredible events from the rise of proto-states to the dominion of the Catholic Church. These paintings attest to this turbulent reorganization, making them ideal gifts for scholars and lovers of religious art.