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The great books of Greece and Rome were written down between 800 B.C. and A.D. 450. They were first printed and disseminated only after A.D. 1450. Once printed, they were likely to survive only because they were so good or … Continue reading
Fiesty monks. Fighting monks and battling friars. Jerusalem had been lost for good in 1244 and in 1291, Acre, the chief remaining fortress of the Crusaders and their last seat of government, fell to the enemy after a siege of … Continue reading
If you’re not cheating you’re not trying. ….The spirit of fair play entered civilization when the tournament changed from a brutal, deadly combat to a mimic war ruled by the laws of chivalry… About the middle of May in the … Continue reading
there were some wild times in Bruges. It was a city that had the virtue of living dangerously for a while. Their innovations on medieval financing through the Bill of Exchange and expertise as serving as a market maker that … Continue reading
What the tides created, the tides destroyed. It left a silt bound city that has hardly changed since the time of its glory as a trading port of the Middle Ages. If Bruges had not existed, it might have been … Continue reading