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The Ideology, Economy, and History of the Consumable Materials of Pleasure in the Medieval Age in the Tastes of Paradise
Tastes of Paradise Tastes of Paradise is a comprehensive exploration into the ideology, economy, and history that follows consumable materials of pleasure in the medieval age. “Genussmittel” is the term used to describe these various materials such as: spices, alcohol, coffee, tea, opium, chocolate and even tobacco. Schive...
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An Analysis of the Misconception of the Medieval Period
Medieval England, a time that conjures scenes of castles, royalty, knights, and adventure in the popular consciousness, has been misconstrued and poorly understood for hundreds of years. This misunderstood time period is best analyzed through the viewpoint or mindset of those who lived through it and holistically examining...
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Cultural Diffusion Through the Spread of Paper Money and Christianity in the Middle Ages
The spread of ideas through contact, whether it being trade, war or even conquering, is known as cultural diffusion and have lead to many great innovations. Due to this spread of ideas, places, which are not remotely close, have been able to share religious, technical, or cultural advancements. Some of these cultural diffus...
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Reasons Behind the Pope Urban's II Decision to Begin the First Crusade
       On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II delivered the sermon at the Council of Clermont that set into motion the journey that is now known as the First Crusade. His message called upon the nobles and knights of Western Europe to stop the oppression of Eastern Christians and retake the Holy Land in Jerusalem by means of a...
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The Life, Experiences, and Struggles of Crusaders and Their Families After the Crusade
It can be argued that the First Crusade started as a result of a letter. William of Tyre writes an account of Peter the Hermit’s pilgrimage to Jerusalem. What Peter finds thousands of pilgrims dying outside the city, prohibited from entering until they pay a tribute they cannot afford. The Turks had taken over the city and...
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The History and Effects of the Crusades on Medieval Europe
Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events (Research Report #1) Effects of the Crusades on Medieval Europe: Website The Crusades took place between the 11th and 13th century. Also known as the Holy Wars, the Crusades were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by Pope Urban II and the Catholic Church....
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A Research Paper on the Advancements in Battleships From the Late Middle Ages Through the Enlightenment
Abstract: This research paper will focus on the advancements in battleships from the late Middle Ages through the Enlightenment. It will go through the stages that the battleships went through, and how they were altered over time to become notorious threats on the seas. This paper will note how the advancements changed bat...
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The History of Feudalism in Europe
A History of Feudalism in Europe The Magyars were originally part of a group of people who lived in western Siberia. In 862 they began raiding Western Europe, a practice they continued for 55 years, reaching as far west as the Pyrenees Mountains. During this time, their raids were successful enough that the Byzantine Empir...
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A Comparison of Life of Charlemagne by Einhard and Life of Charlemagne by Notker
Comparing and Contrasting Einhard's Life of Charlemagne and Notker's Life of Charlemagne Two biographies entitled Life of Charlemagne were written in the 9th
century by Einhard and Notker the Stammerer. Einhard's Life of Charlemagne
was written in 817, about three years after Charlemagn...
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The History of the Middle Ages
The Middle Ages: A Commentary According to The Norton Anthology of English Literature, "the Middle Ages is like no other period in terms of the time span it covers." On the book’s website is a compilation of information pertaining to this era. In the Middle Ages section (topic seventeen), many resources are present. There...
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