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Two Chroniclers of Louis IX

Two Chroniclers of Louis IXBy Donald W. TappanThe Rice University Studies, Volume 53, Number 4 (1967)Introduction: By studying the approaches of two authors to the same historical event, we can learn something of their respective manners of comprehending the world and representing reality in literary form.
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Researchers discover early medieval women with their skulls altered

A new palaeogenomic study of early medieval people in southern Germany has revealed the presence of women who had their skulls artificially altered.An international team of scholars examined the genomes of almost 40 early medieval people, who lived in Bavaria around the year 500 AD. While most of the ancient Bavarians looked genetically like Central and Northern Europeans, one group of individuals had a very different and diverse genetic profile.
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10 Unusual Things that happened during the First Crusade

The First Crusade was one of the most written about events during the Middle Ages. Many writers, including some who took part in the pilgrimage/campaign, left detailed accounts of what happened. They sometimes also included more unusual tales, ranging from battles with bears to sitting on a throne when you were not supposed to.
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Alaska Becomes 49th State

Alaska celebrates the long awaited grant of statehood with an enthusiastic celebration. It becomes America& 39;s forty-ninth state and, by far, the largest.
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Masculinity and Crusade: the influence of martial activity in the Latin East on Norman and Frankish warrior identity, the material culture, c. 1095-1300

Masculinity and Crusade: the influence of martial activity in the Latin East on Norman and Frankish warrior identity, the material culture, c. 1095-1300By Hilary SimonMaster’s Thesis, University of York, 2015Abstract: This dissertation argues that masculine identity in the era of the Crusades developed with Christological and martial focus.
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