The Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire the world has ever known, had, among other things, a goodly number of falconers, poultry raisers, birdcatchers, cooks, and other experts on various aspects of birding.
Why does Baghdad become some an enormous centre of book production – of literature and the physical production of books?
It is the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest in 1217.
When we talk about spies in the Middle Ages, it’s easy to envision soldiers sneaking into enemy camps or royal messengers with a hidden agenda.
One common idea about medieval Europe was that everyone were firm believers in religion. If you were a Christian, then you accepted your faith without question.
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The article explores a public thought and public consciousness in the early and developed Middle Ages in Europe.
By requiring rulers to raise new revenue streams, warfare forced them to bargain for new resources. This bargaining granted concessions to cities and merchants, in the form of city charters and monopolies, which encouraged trade and therefore increased the economic well-being of the affected states.
Do the kings presented in Strengleikar appear as the European Christian rex justus kings, which was the dominant medieval royal model, or do they convey another image – an image that may be interpreted to explain both the intended function and the popularity of the translations in Norway and Iceland
Beginning with a description of the murder of an Italian record-keeper at the hands of an angry mob in the late fourteenth century, this essay explores the historical background of official records destruction during the Renaissance
On 25 September 1396, on the plains south of the central Bulgarian city of Nicopolis, a battle was fought.
Uncertainty over Guibert’s reasons for writing his autobiography, the De vita sua, has prompted attempts at psycho-historical analyses of his personality.
Take this quiz to discover what people believe about the Vikings and about their lasting legacy on our world today.
The poem Draco Normannicus includes a correspondence between King Arthur, now ruler of the Antipodes, and Henry II.