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Middle Ages

In this section we have a lot of interesting info on the history of Western Europe and America in the period from about 500 to 1400–1500 AD

The middle age: the end of the Ancient World

The middle ages marked the total defeat of the Western Roman Empire in the fight against pagan barbarians who seized her land and began to build their States on the ruins of a once great country. However, they soon found out that slavery from a purely economic point of view is not suitable for efficient […]

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Infanta — the Queen of England

Catherine child of Ferdinand, of Aragon king Henry Tudor’s wife. The Pope’s rejection to provide a breakup from this to the master has resulted in the reformation in Britain. Fall the explanations Catherine was little with long hair, grey-blue eyes and reasonable skin having a lighting rose, that will be additionally verified from the maintained […]

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The era of ignorance and obscurantism Part 2

This experience was gradually borrowed all over Europe. “The great plague” in London in the XVII century was accompanied by the prohibition to cases to leave their homes for the quarantine period, as well as the introduction of standards for the depth of the plague graves. What brought progress The plague pandemic has dramatically increased […]

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The era of ignorance and obscurantism Part 1

The culprit of the worst epidemics in the history of mankind, the plague will only discover their secrets. Only in 2015, scientists learned that her agent was deadly in just ten thousand years ago, a mass killing of people began in the late bronze age. Usually, the rapid spread of “black death” among medieval Europeans […]

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The crisis that changed Europe Part 1

Cultural upheavals conflicts, epidemics shook Europe, every time identifying the road of improvement and altering its geopolitical watch. Europe journeyed to disaster from crisis… Nov the Roman Empire (476) The year 410 the Visigoths in 476 is within by two effective hits, the apparently eternal Empire shattered. This affected the accomplishments of a historic world […]

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The culture of the knights in the Middle Ages Part 2

The signal that was chivalric was mirrored in literature. It’s regarded the luxurious lyric composition of the troubadours’ head within the vernacular that arose within France’s South. They produce the conspiracy of the Stunning Women In which’s support, the soldier should stick to “courtesy’s” guidelines. “Courtesy”, along with military expertise, required the capability to act […]

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The culture of the knights in the Middle Ages Part 1

The image of the middle ages is often associated with the picturesque figure of an armed knight in armor. Knights – professional soldiers – was a Corporation whose members were United by a way of life, moral-ethical values, personal ideals… Chivalrous culture formed in a feudal environment. The camp of the feudal lords was mixed. […]

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The black books of the Middle Age Part 2

Fiendish Codex Perhaps, to the “black” books with some stretch can be attributed to “the Codex Gigas” (“the Giant Codex”) is a handwritten set of the beginning of the XIII century, which is now kept in the Swedish Royal library in Stockholm. This Tome is much more known as the “devil’s Bible” because, according to […]

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The black books of the Middle Age Part 1

In the Middle ages, there was a legend about the “black books”. In Western Europe they were called Grimoire. These books were manuals of black magic and occult knowledge. If an inexperienced person happened just flip through this book, it could kill him or drive crazy… But if someone was able to read and understand, […]

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Secrets of the Silk Road Part 2

The words that are Sogdian Within the wrecks of a watchtower, which protected the town of the cotton street Dunhuang, the archaeologist Aurel Stein found five mystical characters in 1907. These characters would be of writing culture, the earliest types. The Sogdians were an Iranian source and managed trade-in the rich valleys of Key Asia […]

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Secrets of the Silk Road Part 1

Extending 10,000 kilometers, over 10, the cotton street extended in the Mediterranean and beyond within the Northwest to China within the East to Asia within the South. In the III millennium, it had been the primary path linking the West and also the East. But there’s proof that trade-in in this way was transported significantly […]

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The unroyal odor of king Louis XIV Part 2

Dr. Dakine writes: “His Majesty threw up again today, mostly pieces undigested matter, among which a large number were truffles.” This is the reason for medical concern? At the Sorbonne were taught that the stomach is not so important as the intestines. And only the emptied gut — a healthy gut. Therefore, doctors in the […]

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The unroyal odor of king Louis XIV Part 1

Lucky those who have had to face in the early time with physicians. Louis XIV was lucky in this respect, much less. His martyrdom the hands of the court medics lasted long 79 years. It’s distinctive and very annoying smell “the sun king” was obliged it to their doctors… Why, in fact, Louis smelled so […]

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