Recommend William Manchester’s 1992 “A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and Renaissance
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Sounds like one of those histories that would have little connection to the present.
This is like a Rosetta Stone for understanding the dynamics of declining civilization and its eclipse by warring factions slowly being bound together by religion and magic.
You will not look at Europe the same again, or our present empire being enveloped in warring factions and reemerging religion and magic.