Month: December 2011


Remembering the First Crusade: Latin Narrative Histories 1099-c.1300

The success of the First Crusade by the Christian armies caught the interest and arrested the imagination of contemporaries, stimulating the production of a large number of historical narratives. Four eyewitness accounts, as well as letters written by the crusaders to the West, were taken up by later authors, re-worked and re-fashioned into new narratives; a process which continued throughout the twelfth century and beyond.


Top 10 Medieval Articles of 2011

In the last twelve months we have posted hundeds of articles and theses on many different topics about the Middle Ages. Here is the list of ten most popular articles we posted since January 1, 2011: they include ones that deal with medieval sexuality, daily life and movies about the medieval period.