Medieval

Reads William of Rubruck's mission to Asia as an instance of premodern ethnographic representation and the shape of the precolonial European ethnographic gaze upon Asia. [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Medievalists
The sources for this essay are a series of military manuals written by Byzantine army commanders first in the late sixth century and then again in the tenth century. [...]
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Source: Medievalists
The Early Middle Ages, from the 5th to the 10th centuries, is often derided as the 'Dark Ages'. But a new study suggests that the middle and lower classes were healthier than their descendants in later centuries – even as late as the 19th-century industrial age. [...]
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Source: Medievalists
Four books and one special issue of a magazine for you to check out! From Cambridge to India, and books on crusades, Vikings and medieval inter-religious dialogue. [...]
Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Source: Medievalists
Can there be such a thing as 'Viking Salt'? Beth Rogers, in the first post for her new column on Medieval Food, looks for the answers behind this unusual product and how the Vikings are being associated with healthy eating. [...]
Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Source: Medievalists

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