Statue of Benedictine Monk in Hvar, Croatia
European History

The Cluniac and Cistercian Reforms to Benedictine Monasticism

May 19, 2020

Even though the High Middle Ages remember Benedictine Monasticism as an integral development in Culture and Religion, its prevalence was ephemeral, and it soon saw a number of reforms. Read about The Cluniac and Cistercian Reforms, two important Movements in the development of religion during this period. […]

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, A Benedictine Monastery in Spain
European History

The Rise and Fall of Benedictine Monasticism

May 19, 2020

The High Middle ages witnessed a number of developments in society, culture, and religion. The spread of Benedictine Monasticism was an extremely important development, which paved the way for religion and culture going forward while ultimately dying out itself. […]

Rome's first emperor, Augustus' bronze statue.
European History

The Golden Age of Roman Literature

April 27, 2020

The Golden Age of Roman Literature and the reign of Rome’s first emperor, Augustus coincided. Augustus patronized several artists and writers, including Horace, Ovid and Virgil. […]

Marble Statue of Cicero, the great orator of ancient Rome.
European History

The Humble Beginnings of Roman Literature

April 27, 2020

Roman literature began by imitating Greek literature, Roman authors used to mimic their Greek counterparts. This continued till Roman literature discovered its own voice. […]

Image of Pictish Symbol Stone.
Ancient History

The Origins of the Celtic Picts

April 22, 2020

At the time of the Roman invasion, Scotland was inhabited by various tribes, including the peoples who later became known as Picts. They did not rule ancient Scotland. They had to share northern Britain with many other groups. […]

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