How did the Mongol presence in the Balkans effect its two main political powers – the Byzantines and the Bulgarians?
This is the secret of the Atlas Miller: it tries to counter the idea that the world could be circumnavigated.
Taking a look at the History Channel’s newest ‘medieval’ show Knight Fight.
Here are five riddles written in the eleventh-century. Can you answer them?
While Augustine was working on his book On the Trinity, he was walking by the seaside one day, meditating on the difficult problem of how God could be three Persons at once. He came upon a little child.
How did Icelanders build and run farms in the Middle Ages?
Episode 6 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle is joined by Jan Ziolkowski to talk about the ‘Juggling the Middle Ages’ exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks.
I am going to sketch a very brief history of the so-called “Northern Crusades” – that is, the crusades undertaken by the Christian kings of Denmark, Poland and Sweden, the various German military orders, and their allies against the pagan peoples of the southern and eastern shores of the Baltic Sea.
It won’t take you long to spot an ‘Elen More’ among the courtiers of King James IV. Or the ‘Moorish Lass’, as they dubbed her.
Are you one of the members of the Canterbury Tales, or perhaps the famous author himself? Answer these questions to find out!
Episode 5 of The Medieval Podcast – Researchers examining the remains of a medieval nun in Germany have discovered the mineral Lapus Lazuli in her teeth.
Darkness is where the light ends but the imagination begins.
The third phase of crusading in the Holy Land – that of its “maturity” – began with the expiration of Frederick’s truce in 1239 and ended with the fall of the last remnant of Outremer, the city of Acre, in 1291.
Taking you from from ninth century Ireland to 20th century Britain, with stops in China and Iceland.
During the course of a century, medieval military commanders from Eastern Europe to India would make use of wagons as their key element in winning on the battlefield.
For medieval Europeans, talking openly about sex in what we might think of now as explicit detail was a very normal part of life.
Taking a look at the controversial decision to “mortgage” a young boy to the Venetians, and why children were used as political hostages in the Middle Ages.
Winter got you feeling down? You’re not alone. The long, dark nights of winter have always been the cause for a little doom and gloom, especially before the age of electric lights and electric blankets.
Looking to get some culinary expertise from the Middle Ages? Try these four recipes from the fifteenth-century.
Episode 4 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle is joined by Andrew Latham to talk about the Crusades.
If you had a terrible nightmare, would you see it as warning and try to change your ways?
The history of the crusades from the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 to the city’s restoration to the Crusader States in 1229.
I look to the period when the monastery was assembling its real estate portfolio to analyze how property documents inform us about the origins of this urban region, its social networks and its physical development.
Episode 3 of The Medieval Podcast – Taking a look into the Hundred Years’ War between England and France with David Green.