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Melissa Snell

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By Melissa Snell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Top Books about the History of the Templars Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Your Guide's choices for the best books that offer factual historical information about the Templar Knights, the warrior monks of the Crusades.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer Created: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A short yet informative biography of the quintessential medieval English poet.
    • A New Religion: The Establishment of the Papacy Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How the bishopric of Rome came to be established as the foremost authority in the western Christian Church.
    • Beowulf - What You Need to Know about the Epic Poem Created: Saturday, June 25, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic poem in the English language and the earliest piece of vernacular European literature.
    • A New Religion: Introduction Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The powerful Christian Church of the Middle Ages began as a limited movement within Judaism. This multi-part article examines how the change began.
    • Manufacturing Cloth from Wool Created: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How a wide variety of wool cloth was manufactured in the Middle Ages, from sorting the wool to the finishing stages.
    • The History of Algebra Created: Friday, August 26, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Get a rundown about the origins of Algebra from this article that originally appeared in a 1911 encyclopedia." itemprop="description">> Monday, October 30, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A quick introduction to the horrific plague of the 14th century known as the Black Death, with links to further resources, here at the Medieval History site.
    • The Treaty of Verdun Created: Saturday, June 29, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The division of the Carolingian Empire made under the terms of this treaty would foreshadow future nations of Europe.
    • Pope Benedict IX Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Benedict IX is known for selling the papacy.
    • The Papal States Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Papal States were territories in central Italy that were directly governed by the papacy. Also know as the Republic of Saint Peter and Church States." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • A New Religion: The Consolidation of Christian Thought Created: Friday, March 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The change in circumstance of the Christian religion after the accession of Constantine led to an evolution in Christian thought.
    • A New Religion: Reversal of Fortune Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Things changed virtually overnight for Christians in the early 4th century.
    • A New Religion: Divisions and Conflict in Early Christianity Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The new religion of Christianity saw divisions within and conflicts from without from its earliest days.
    • A New Religion: The Spread and Survival of Early Christianity Created: Monday, July 23, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Christianity managed to spread throughout the Roman Empire and survive at a time when many other religions appeared and swiftly disappeared.
    • A New Religion: The Founders of Christianity Created: Monday, July 23, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Christianity is based on the belief in Jesus of Nazareth as the messiah.
    • Deacon Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A deacon was a member of the clergy.
    • Scutiger Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A scutiger was a type of squire.
    • Squire Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The meaning of squire evolved through the Middle Ages.
    • Right of Sanctuary Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The right of sanctuary goes back to ancient times.
    • Council of Chalcedon Created: Saturday, January 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The fourth ecumenical council of the Christian Church was held at the city of Chalcedon.
    • Justinian Quotes Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Excerpts from the Code of Justinian and quotations that have been attributed to the Byzantine emperor.
    • Saint Augustine of Hippo Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      One of the most influential Christian theologians in history, Saint Augustine enjoyed a greater stature among medieval scholars than any other writer or philosopher.
    • Alaric I Created: Sunday, June 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Alaric I led the Visigoths in a sack of the city of Rome
    • Margaret Paston Created: Sunday, March 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      An ordinary individual of medieval England whose surviving letters display resilience, ingenuity and fortitude.
    • Bishop Created: Saturday, January 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Bishops performed administrative duties as well as the duties of a priest.
    • The Gepidae Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      The Gepidae, or Gepids, successfully fought against the Huns.
    • Ostrogoths Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      The Ostrogoths played a significant role in early Medieval Italy.
    • Visigoths Created: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      Who the Visigothic peoples were.
    • The Lombards Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      The Lombards established a kingdom in Northern Italy.
    • Saxons Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      Who the Saxons were, when and where they thrived, and what happened to them.
    • Avars Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014
      The Avars were an early medieval people from central Asia.

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