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  • June 15, 2024
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An artistic depiction of a medieval king and queen

Medieval Practice of hereditarily passing down titles ensured power decentralization, providing long-term stability and preventing monopolies.

  • June 9, 2024
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Fatimid Army

Fatimid criminals, mercenaries, and slave soldiers were key in bolstering the Caliphate's military power, yet faced numerous social and racial challenges.

  • June 7, 2024
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The Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Representation and Written Constitutions question if historical governance reforms truly offered freedom or manipulated power under a guise of representation.

  • June 2, 2024
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Feudalism Origins and Operations

Feudalism reshaped society amid invasions, spreading power from monarchs to local lords, fundamentally altering medieval Europe's social structure.

  • June 2, 2024
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Krak des Chevaliers, NW Syria

Crusading Criminality and the Architecture of Fear: Burglars often entered homes by breaching walls, a testament to the insubstantial construction of the era.

  • May 26, 2024
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Master Jean de Mauléon - Playing Dice

Crusading Criminals: Kings and princes indulged in gambling, reflecting poorly on royal stature.

Battle between Mongols & Chinese (1211)

13th Century: A pivotal era of Mongol conquests, European Crusades, and global empire expansions reshaping world history.

King John of England (left) in battle with the troops of Louis of France (right)

King John's Rebellion saw barons, led by Robert Fitzwalter, wage war against the king, seeking support from France's Louis, leading to a civil war in England.

  • May 19, 2024
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The High Crimes Code A mother who kills her child with a dagger

Women and Crusading Crime: Medieval crime mirrored norms, with men committing violent acts and women engaging in petty theft, a disparity more pronounced in crusader states.

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