Books

  • February 24, 2024
  • 8 Min Read
Siege of Damascus, miniature by Jean Colombe from Sébastien Mamerot's book "Passages d'outremer" (1474)

Decision Making in the Medieval Military: Crusader states showcased inclusive debates, consent-driven policy, and decentralized authority.

Depiction of Matilda in the 12th-century Gospels of Henry the Lion

The Lady of the English: Matilda's quest for the English throne during the Anarchy reveals a tale of ambition, struggle, and resilience.

The White Ship

The White Ship Tragedy: The 1120 White Ship disaster claimed the English heir, sparking a succession crisis and the Anarchy.

  • February 17, 2024
  • 12 Min Read
Battle of Cresson

Vocabulary and the Definition of a Medieval Strategy: Strategy often misunderstood, means designing and implementing warfare structures to pursue societal goals

Never Greater Slaughter Brunanburh and the Birth of England by Michael Livingston

Never Greater Slaughter: AD 937, Brunanburh: A battle shaping England, uniting rivals against Anglo-Saxons. Its legacy, obscured by time, is rediscovered.

  • February 10, 2024
  • 10 Min Read
14th-century miniature of the Second Crusade battle from the Estoire d'Eracles

Crusader Strategy: Limited by resources, the Crusader states relied on opportunism due to manpower and financial constraints.

  • February 3, 2024
  • 11 Min Read
Crusader Strategy

Business Strategy and Medieval History: Exploring medieval strategy via crusader states reveals their unexpected strategic prowess, challenging our modern biases.

Medieval Messenger

Medieval Communication: Discover the evolution of communication from the Persian Empire's relay systems to medieval Europe's town networks, shaping trade, governance, and religion.

The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel

The Manuscripts Club: The introduces us to the extraordinary keepers and companions of medieval manuscripts over a thousand years of history.

19th-century religious card depicting Benedict IX

The Tale of Benedict IX: A pope thrice, his reign marked by bribery, scandal, and the unique sale of the papacy, reshaping medieval Rome.

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