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What Did Medieval Slavery Look Like? New research reveals how art was not imitating reality

Medieval historians have been increasingly looking at issues of race and slavery. These topics come together in a new article…

Bai Juyi: The Tang dynasty’s baldest poet

By Elizabeth Smithrosser The thinning and graying of the hair on one’s head has been a preoccupation of many writers…

History in Three Dimensions – TEDx Revisited

This week, Danièle revisits her TEDx talk, History in Three Dimensions, five years later to reflect on what’s changed in…

The Siege of Lisbon (1147)

One of the major actions of the Second Crusade took place far from the Holy Land, at the western edge…

Call for Papers: Easter in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

We at Medievalists.net are teaming up with the journal After Constantine and the Orthodox Academy of Crete to host a…

Medieval cog discovered off the coast of Sweden

A previously undiscovered shipwreck has been found off the west coast of Sweden. Dating back to the 13th century, it…

Edinburgh Castle to become a ‘Castle of Light’

Edinburgh Castle will transform into a ‘Kingdom of Colours’ in November and December as the Scottish capital’s most iconic landmark…

Saladin’s Siege of Saone in 1188: A New Interpretation

By Michael S. Fulton In July 1188, Saladin and his army arrived at Saone (also known as Sahyun and Qal’at…

‘Forgotten archive’ of medieval books and manuscripts discovered in Romanian church

A team of researchers in Romania has discovered over 200 books and manuscripts in a church in Mediaș. It includes…

Joan of Arc’s Heretical Tree of Domrémy

By Andrea Maraschi Joan of Arc’s life and deeds have left unforgettable traces in the history of Europe and in…