Tag Archives: Russia

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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Reflections on Our Fascination with Vikings and What It Tells Us about How We Engage with the Past

Reflections on Our Fascination with Vikings and What It Tells Us about How We Engage with the Past I have always been fascinated with the more distant past. The present or even recent past has never interested me much – … Continue reading

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Top 10 Villains of the Middle Ages

Three weeks ago we took a look at medieval superheroes – here we present ten of the worst villains from the literature and legends of the Middle Ages.

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Crash Course: Russia

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Did people in the Middle Ages take baths?

It is often thought that medieval men and women did not care too much about personal hygiene or keeping clean. One nineteenth-century historian writing about daily life in the Middle Ages commented that there were no baths for a thousand … Continue reading

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