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Tolerance’s End: Religious Minorities, Philosophers, Free-Thinkers and the Rise of Fundamentalism in 12th and 13th Century Islamic Spain
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Tolerance’s End: Religious Minorities, Philosophers, Free-Thinkers and the Rise of Fundamentalism in 12th and 13th Century Islamic Spain

Tolerance’s End: Religious Minorities, Philosophers, Free-Thinkers and the Rise of Fundamentalism in 12th and 13th Century Islamic SpainLecture by Lourdes Maria Alvarez, Acting Director of Medieval and Byzantine Studies at the Catholic University of AmericaGiven on April 23, 2009 at the Catholic University of AmericaExplorations (and celebrations) of the so-called convivencia between Muslims, Christians and Jews in 10th- and 11th-century Spain have been the subject of an enormous amount of scholarship in the last 60 years.

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Tips on Buying a Medieval Sword

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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Interview with Bernard and David Bachrach

We interviewed Bernard S. Bachrach (University of Minnesota) and David Bachrach (University of New Hampshire) who are father and son, and both professors of medieval history. We spoke with them at the 2010 International Congress on Medieval Studies, where we talked about how they became interested in medieval history, and some of the challenges they have as academics in researching, teaching and publishing.
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Mosfell Archaeological Project: A Viking Landscape

The Mosfell Archaeological Project is an interdisciplinary research project employing the tools of history, archaeology, anthropology, forensics, environmental sciences, and saga studies. The work is constructing a picture of human habitation and environmental change in the region of Mosfell in southwestern Iceland.
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Innovations in Sculpture and the Status of Artists at the Court of Burgundy

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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What’s the point of studying medieval literature?

What’s the point of studying medieval literature?By Thorlac Turville-PetreVideo of Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre of the University of Nottingham discussing his study of literature from the Middle Ages.Excerpt: My own interest is from 1066, the Norman Conquest, up to about 1530, but medieval literature would cover everything from the beginnings of English literature in about 700 or 800, up to 1530.
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Tolerance’s End: Religious Minorities, Philosophers, Free-Thinkers and the Rise of Fundamentalism in 12th and 13th Century Islamic Spain

Tolerance’s End: Religious Minorities, Philosophers, Free-Thinkers and the Rise of Fundamentalism in 12th and 13th Century Islamic SpainLecture by Lourdes Maria Alvarez, Acting Director of Medieval and Byzantine Studies at the Catholic University of AmericaGiven on April 23, 2009 at the Catholic University of AmericaExplorations (and celebrations) of the so-called convivencia between Muslims, Christians and Jews in 10th- and 11th-century Spain have been the subject of an enormous amount of scholarship in the last 60 years.
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The Autobiography of Guibert of Nogent

Identity in History Episode 3: Medieval Religious IdentitiesRichard Godbehere examines the Autobiography of Guibert de Nogent: “Here we look at the definitions of Autobiography and a rare one written by a medieval monk, the narrative constructs behind the work and the identity we can glean from its pages.
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Malbork, Poland

For any medievalist, no visit to Poland can be complete without a trip to Malbork – the site of an impressive and large medieval castle. Malbork is located along the banks of the river Nogat, near the city of Gdansk. The first sections of the castle were built by the Teutonic Knights around 1280. The Teutonic Knights were a crusading military order made up of mostly Germans who were initially focused on protecting Christians in the Holy Land.
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Daniel Lord Smail – On Deep History and the Brain

Daniel Lord Smail has an abiding passion: to bring time depth back into the ways in which we teach and research history in this country. He is a history professor at Harvard University. In his book, On Deep History and the Brain, he joins other historians who seek to transcend the legacy of Judeo-Christian sacred chronology.
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Miri Rubin – Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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Doing decentered history – the global in the local – lecture by Natalie Zemon Davis

Lecture by Holberg Prize laureate Natalie Zemon Davis at the Holberg Prize Symposium 2010. The theme of the symposium was “Doing decentered history – the global in the local”.Decentered history is one of Holberg Prize Laureate Natalie Zemon Davis’s main interests. In a long series of books, such as Fiction in the Archives (1987), Women on the Margins (1995) and Trickster Travels (2006) she has insisted on relational perspectives, a multiplicity of voices, and the foregrounding of otherwise silent or marginal actors.
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Mediterranean History as Global History – lecture by David Abulafia

Lecture by Professor David Abulafia at the Holberg Prize Symposium 2010. The Symposium was held in honor of Holberg Prize laureate 2010 Natalie Zemon Davis. The theme of the symposium was “Doing decentered history – the global in the local”.David Abulafia is an English historian. He has been Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge since 2000 and a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge since 1974.
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Thames Discovery Programme

The Thames Discovery Programme is a community archaeology project, focusing on the archaeology of the River Thames at London England. The Thames Discovery Programme was launched in October 2008 and is designed to teach the history of the Thames to the general public, and to monitor and record the archaeology of the river.
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Mystery of the Black Death

From the BBC Programme TimewatchFirst aired in 2004For years, it has been believed that the Black Death, which swept through Europe in the Middle Ages, was Bubonic Plague. In the light of powerful new research, the true identity of this medieval killer has come under scrutiny.Timewatch explores whether the terrifying speed and deadly impact of the Black Death could possibly be explained by an epidemic of Bubonic Plague.
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Medieval Gdansk

Gdansk was first mentioned in historical sources in the year 997 and has had a long history of being fought over between Polish and German powers, while at the same time trying to assert its own independence. This port along the Baltic coast was able to grow wealthy as a trading hub and member of the Hanseatic League.
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History: Great Battles Medieval – Interview with Iain McNeil

Interview Iain McNeil, Development Director of Slitherine, about the video game History: Great Battles MedievalWhat was the motivation for Slitherine to make Great Battles Medieval?We specialise in games that are based around History. It’s what we know, what we do best. We’ve covered games that go through the ancient period, World War II, Napoleonic, and Medieval is one of the periods we haven’t really looked at yet, so it was something that felt like a popular period with gamers and something that we wanted to cover, so when we started looking at the period, the Hundred Years War stood out as something that could work in a game so that’s why we chose the period.
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Thomas Hahn on Medieval Studies

From the program UO Today from the University of Oregon: Thomas Hahn, Professor of English at the University of Rochester, discusses the relevance of medieval studies for today’s students; as well as the little-known complexity of medieval society.Thomas Hahn’s research focuses on the sponsorship, production, and interpretation of texts and images from the earlier Middle Ages through the early modern period.
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Natalie Zemon Davis: Why Gender and Women’s Studies Matter

Carla Hesse, Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California – Berkeley in conversation with renowned historian Natalie Zemon Davis of the University of Toronto.Natalie Zemon Davis is one of the most distinguished and versatile historians of modern times. A graduate of Smith College, she received her master’s degree at Radcliffe College and her Ph.
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Worlds Upon Worlds: An Illustrated Talk by Toby Lester

Worlds Upon Worlds: An Illustrated TalkBy Toby LesterGoogle Tech Talk given on August 23, 2010Toby Lester — a longtime editor and writer for The Atlantic, and the author of The Fourth Part of the World — will be here to talk about what may well be the greatest map ever made: the Waldseemüller world map of 1507.
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Hidden Treasure: The Intellectual Life of Medieval Ashkenazi Jews

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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