History

Education in the Renaissance

December 15, 2016

Education during the Italian Renaissance was carefully programmed to create students who were well-balanced and who embodied the values of their society. What, exactly, was […]

European History

The Rise of Europe in the Middle Ages

December 15, 2016

During the Middle Ages, between about 900 and 1300, Europe experienced one of the longest periods of sustained growth in human history. What factors led to this tremendous expansion? […]

British History

The Impossible First Crusade

December 14, 2016

In 1099, at the culmination of the First Crusade—an event that would become a watershed moment for Western Civilization—a band of nobles from a wide variety […]

Ancient History

Martyrs and Monks

December 14, 2016

In the early days of Christianity, Martyrdom was considered the ultimate way to follow in Christ’s footsteps. But, it turns out that getting yourself martyred […]

History

The Birth of Modern Science

December 14, 2016

One enduring mystery of modern science is why it developed where and when it did. Had modern science emerged in late Greco-Roman antiquity, in 11th- or […]

British History

The Third Crusade: Three Great Kings

December 13, 2016

The Third Crusade is perhaps the most memorable Crusade, even more so than the First Crusade, because it included the three great kings of Europe—the […]

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