New answers tagged middle-ages
Confining my answer to the area around modern-day Romania (IOW: The north-east Balkans). In the beginning of the middle ages, this area was sort of a borderland between the territory of the Huns and of Eastern Roman Empire. It kept this state for another hundred years after the mid 6th century, except that the Huns were replaced by the Avars, and the ...
Italy was one of the key participants, money and and troops provider for the crusades. Italian mercenaries, the Condottieri were employed throughout Europe. Italy was the leading producer of body armor in Europe (followed by Germany). Politically Italy was fragmented into rivaling city-states and the papal area, time to time subjected to the Holy Roman ...
Is there a commonly-accepted book or a site that explains the history-of-everything? No. Nor will there ever be one. The reductionism required to explain "everything," even if we limit that to the physical remains of cultural records of humanity plus the textual remains of humanity, no. To make such an account fit within the 300-900 page limit of ...
The people already living in the Ezo, the Ainu, were no joke militarily, and tangled regularly with the Mongolian Empire on Sakhalin, and later, the Ming in the Amur Valley. It's not clear the Japanese could have taken the island completely if they wanted to, not before they modernized in the 19th century. This also highlights another point - the islands ...
A less fancy version of the burial clothes. Tunic-usually wool, leggings, also wool, fur cloak, and leather or fur boots.
Personally, for me, the turning point was Manzikert. It wiped out a good portion of the fighting men of the empire, and caused the Seljuks to take the eastern part of Asia Minor, which was a large source of manpower for the emperors under the theme system. So with the threat of a Seljuk invasion, Empire responded with a plea for help to the West, launching ...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that preaching sermons really developed until the Renaissance with Girolamo Savonarola and the Protestant Reformation. Up to that point, I believe that Catholic services consisted exclusively of performing the Seven Sacraments. In Mass, I believe that, generally, only prayers would be said.
There are trivially googleable results, which if consulted, could allow this question to become a question worth answering: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/collections/early_manuscripts/preaching/
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