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10 Natural Disasters that Struck the Medieval World

Natural disasters could have a huge impact on the medieval world – they could ruin cities or regions, and leave tens of thousand dead or homeless. These disasters – earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions – were written about by chroniclers of … Continue reading

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The Scourge of God: The (in)Visibility of Mongols in Russian History and Memory

Abstract: Despite having a long and fascinating national history, there is a two-hundred year period that is regarded by the Russian people as a horrendous and humiliating black mark upon their nation’s past. This was consequently titled (by Russians) as the … Continue reading

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Marco Polo: Facts, Biography & Travels

  Marco Polo traveling. Miniature from the book “The Travels of Marco Polo” (“Il Milione”). Credit: Public domain Marco Polo was one of the first and most famous Europeans to travel to Asia during the Middle Ages. He traveled farther … Continue reading

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Crash Course: The Mongols

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