European History

Machiavelli: Cruelty Well Used

February 21, 2017

By William R. Cook, Ph.D., State University of New York at Geneseo One of the questions we might ask Machiavelli is how important is glory as […]

British History

The Great Fire of London

January 24, 2017

By Professor Robert Bucholz, Loyola University Chicago The summer of 1666 was hot and dry. Most people were grateful because they thought that the heat would […]

European History

Education in the Renaissance

December 15, 2016

By Kenneth Bartlett, Ph.D., University of Toronto Education during the Italian Renaissance was carefully programmed to create students who were well-balanced and who embodied the values […]

image of first crusade siege
European History

The Impossible First Crusade

December 14, 2016

By Kenneth W. Harl, PhD, Tulane University In 1099, at the culmination of the First Crusade—an event that became a watershed moment for Western Civilization—a […]

European History

Martyrs and Monks

December 14, 2016

By Philip Daileader, Ph.D., The College of William and Mary In the early days of Christianity, Martyrdom was considered the ultimate way to follow in […]

Barbarossa and his German knights on the Third Crusade
European History

The Third Crusade: Three Great Kings

December 13, 2016

By Kenneth W. Harl, Ph.D., Tulane University The Third Crusade is perhaps the most memorable Crusade, even more so than the First Crusade, because it […]

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