Medieval

The Accursed Tower and Tower of the Flies were the infamous defences of the city of Acre. Strange legends surround both towers, and they would prove to be formidable challenges to besieging armies during the Crusades. [...]
Sat, Jan 16, 2021
Source: Medievalists
Kate Buchanan is joined by Joanna Richardson to discuss Joanna's journey to studying medieval Scottish history and her work on Edward Bruce and the Scottish Invasion of Ireland. [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: Medievalists
A conversation with Judith Herrin about the fascinating history of Ravenna between 400 and 800 AD. [...]
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
Source: Medievalists
“When, how, and why did the Black Death reach Europe?” These are the questions asked by Hannah Barker. In a new article, the historian finds that the long-believed story of how this great medieval plague reached Europe is likely untrue, and that the story of the pandemic’s spread has to deal with grain and trade. [...]
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
Source: Medievalists
One of the most influential animals of the medieval world, both in the barnyard and on the table, was also one of the most troublesome: the pig. This week, Danièle speaks with Jamie Kreiner about how the humble pig influenced everything from culture to theology. [...]
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
Source: Medievalists

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