Blog Posts - Medieval History



CULTURE AT RISK - Medieval Italian Town, Civita di Bagnoregio

"The crumbling, picture-perfect Italian town that’s making a comeback" PBS NewsHour 10/27/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  There are just seven year-round residents -- and who knows how many cats -- in the Medieval Italian town of Civita di Bagnoregio, al...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 2, 2015

How Early Christians Understood (or Misunderstood) Slavery

One of the many reasons that I enjoy the study of Medieval history so much is because it is such a misunderstood and misrepresented era. There are so many misconceptions surrounding the Medieval period, caused primarily by Hollywood, Renaissance Fest...
by Corazon's Corner on Aug 11, 2015

National History museum of Krakow

The national history museum of Krakow hosts a Polish armory collection, an internal decoration collection and a modern arts collection.It's a museum worth to visit. It is housed in an old huge "communist" building.The highlights of this museums are t...

Magna Carta Monday

As today marks the 800th anniversary of the reluctant signing of the Magna Carta by King John I at Runnymeade, there clearly is no other topic on which to focus than this Charter, which has become far more momentous with history than in its own time.
by streets of salem on Jun 15, 2015

Curtmantle

Though my primary field is Tudor-Stuart history, occasionally I teach a more general English history survey which spans from Roman era to the seventeenth century. My biggest challenge in this course, which I am teaching this semester, is to refrain f...
by streets of salem on Mar 5, 2015

Did the Irish "Discover" the New World? The Tale of St. Brendan

We are just a few days removed from Columbus Day, which celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus and crew to the "New World" in 1492.  Of course, any elementary school student can tell you that Columbus was far from being the first person...
by Corazon's Corner on Oct 17, 2014

Top 10 Medieval Myths

Knights of the Round table, damsels in distress locked away in a tall tower, fire-breathing dragons of doom, witches and their enchanted spells, magical magicians with their secret potions, Holy Grail legends.  When it comes to Medieval mytholog...
by Corazon's Corner on Oct 15, 2014

The Drunken Saint

I am looking out on my garden this foggy morning thinking it is definitely going to rain–which would be momentous for it is Saint Swithun’s Day, and according to lore and legend: St Swithun’s Day if thou dost rain/for forty days it...
by streets of salem on Jul 15, 2014

OMGOMGOMG!!!!! I just had the most amazing idea EVAR!!! So, you know how I'm a TOTAL GEEK when it comes to medieval history, (you have NO IDEA how hard it was to put "Medieval History" in all lower-case. But I felt I had to. Otherwise, I might draw a...
by attracted to shiny things on Jun 27, 2014

HBO TV - 'Game of Thrones' Resembles Medieval History

I really love this series.  I watch via DVDs, have the first 3 seasons and panting for the 4th.Also, I love dragons so you can guess who's side I'm on (if you watch the series)."What does a medieval literature scholar read into ‘Game of Throne...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 4, 2014

Unigenitus Dei filius

Medieval popes were some of the most influential people of that era. As the walking, talking vicars of Jesus Christ on earth, the authority of Medieval popes was virtually unquestioned. Their will became the will of the church, the will of the people...
by Corazon's Corner on Jan 27, 2014

Modi’s-Abusing History for Political mileage

Ram Puniyani The politics of Modi’s parent organization RSS is based on distortion of history, medieval history in particular. To begin with the projection of kings through the prism of religion, to demonize Muslim kings based on distortions and fa...
by hastakshep on Oct 30, 2013

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival 2009 (photo by Steph Burton) We spent a fantastic day out at the Herstmonceux Medieval Festival back in 2009. There's a few more photos on my Facebook page but they don't convey how huge the event is...
by Theatrical Eastbourne on Aug 20, 2013

The Sicilian Vespers

written by Marco Maria(http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utente:Rocker85)the Sicilian vespersThe term Sicilian Vespers refers to the historical event that took place in the thirteenth century when Sicily became independent from Angevin occupation. The wor...

Usury in the Middle Ages

The "fall" of the Roman Empire not only marked the end of a powerful geo-political entity of stability for most of Europe, but it also ushered in the demise of an economy that had dominated the continent for centuries.  With the dawn of the "Dar...
by Corazon's Corner on Jan 30, 2013

Medieval Maps

What did maps look like before people had knowledge of the modern world?  mapsales.com looks at some fascinating Medieval maps.  The 7th century scholar, Isidore of Seville, described the Earth in his Etymologiae as “a wheel,” with “the Ocean...
by MapSalesDotCom on Dec 20, 2012

The Medieval Origins of Capitalism

I've never been a huge fan of economics.  In my opinion, the difference between most economic theories and practices is predominantly one of semantics.  In the end, all systems of exchange can be reduced to their common denominator: the ric...
by Corazon's Corner on May 8, 2012

Hydatius: The Medieval World's Doomsday Prognosticator

Human beings have always been fascinated with "doomsday" stories.  For whatever reason, the idea that humanity might come to an end via alien invasion, a killer comet, nuclear war or religious apocalypse has caused almost every generation and ci...
by Corazon's Corner on May 7, 2012


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