Ancient History

The Sack of Rome, 410 A.D

December 21, 2016

Almost as soon as it occurred, the Sack of Rome left the space of history and entered the realm of myth. […]

European History

Education in the Renaissance

December 15, 2016

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

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 […]

Picture of a Cuneiform tablet from Sumer
Ancient History

Cuneiform: The Invention of Writing

December 14, 2016

By Kenneth W. Harl, Ph.D., Tulane University There’s a great deal of debate over the origins of writing but, with Cuneiform in Sumer, we have […]

European History

Martyrs and Monks

December 14, 2016

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

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