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Medieval History
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:08:36 PM »
This link takes you to my account of the events of the First Crusade. This is as part of my ongoing series of essays on medieval history. These essays provide more depth than most online resources, and will always include a list of supplemental reading for those who wish to dig deeper.


http://europeanmiddleages.info/crusades/1st/


In coming months I'll be covering all the main crusades plus a number of related topics, in addition to other medieval subjects.

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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 05:01:36 AM »
Third installment: Il Duomo
Read about how Filippo Brunelleschi did what no one else in fifty years and across all of Europe could do: put a dome over the cathedral in Florence. Lots of pretty pictures!

http://europeanmiddleages.info/duomo/

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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2018, 07:15:45 PM »
Sequels are tough.
http://europeanmiddleages.info/crusades/2nd/

Here's my essay on the Second Crusade, often overlooked, falling as it does between the Successful One and the Romantic One. But it has its own adventures and tragedies.

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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 09:23:16 PM »
I look forward to checking these out!

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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 05:26:57 PM »
and while adding nothing to the conversation other than what came to mind

"Reading history doesn't make things shiny. It edifies you, and prepares you to confront the possibilities of destiny"
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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2018, 07:33:16 PM »
Nice quote, Rostrum, though I have to admit that when I read the attribution I spent a whole minute trying to figure out where in Escape from New York Brain said that.

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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 01:33:25 AM »
@Skip:

I just read the 4th Crusade wall-thrust. Really interesting, great tone of voice in your writing.
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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 02:41:33 AM »
@Skip:

I just read the 4th Crusade wall-thrust. Really interesting, great tone of voice in your writing.

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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2018, 03:50:12 AM »
@Skip:

I just read the 4th Crusade wall-thrust. Really interesting, great tone of voice in your writing.

Thankee kindly

“Wall thrust”? What type-correcting insanity was that?  :o
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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 08:49:03 PM »
New article. This one is on the Fifth Crusade,
http://europeanmiddleages.info/crusades/5th/
Each crusade is a strange, complicated event in itself, so it's a bit redundant to say this one is strange and complicated. Perhaps its distinguishing characteristic is that it's the closest any of the crusades came to being led by the Church.

If you are interested in previous articles, here is a link to the table of contents.
http://europeanmiddleages.info/toc.shtml

Let me know what you think, and feel free to ask questions!

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Re: Medieval History
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2019, 07:57:40 PM »
I shall check all these out as soon as possible, following them with great interest.