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The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador. There was a collapse...

Introduction

The Hussites

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...On his return from a meeting in Munich with Hitler in 1938, Neville Chamberlain famously said, “How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is, that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas masks here, because of a quarrel in a far away...

Eleanor of Aquitaine (and Languedoc and Provence …): The Southernness of Eleanor

Inventing Eleanor : The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Eleanor of Aquitaine is frequently claimed as a representative of southern culture. Her supposed connections with the more enlightened and cultured world of the lands of oc are frequently contrasted with the dour northern world...
...Scholars working on the history of Iran during the eleventh and twelfth centuries have focused more on the role played by the Turks (their conquest, their dynastic feuds, their army, the iqtā‘ system) than on that of the Iranians (by...

Thor in Germany: From Grimm to Himmler

Thor : Myth to Marvel

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...In the National Museum of Stockholm there is an early eleventh-century, granite baptismal font, about two feet high and two feet eight inches in diameter. Engraved around the font’s barrel are eight rectangular scenes, seven of which...

Medieval Japan, 1100–1600

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description Japan is an archipelago pressed between the world’s largest continent (Asia) and its biggest ocean (the Pacific). It consists of hundreds of islands lying between 45 degrees north latitude and 31 degrees south...

Cultural Transactions: An Introduction to Medieval Seals from a Global Perspective

Seals—Making and Marking Connections Across the Medieval World

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Extensive geographic coverage, including China, South East Asia, Arabia, Sasanian Persia, the Muslim Empire, the Byzantine empire, and Western Europe allows the essays gathered in this volume to offer a well differentiated examination...

The Idea of Iran in the Buyid Dominions

Early Islamic Iran

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...At the beginning of the tenth century CE fierce spear-carrying warriors from the Caspian provinces, that great reservoir of Iranian identity, began to establish dynasties on the Iranian plateau.The weapon associated with the Daylamis...

Hussites in History

The Hussites

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The place of the Hussites in Czech history has always been a source of controversy. From the defeat at White Mountain in 1620 to the period following Napoleon’s defeat of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Hussites were regarded as heretics...

A road well travelled

Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...The setting Beginnings are, perhaps in the nature of things, difficult to anchor. This is especially true in the case of a book such as this one, which performs two closely interrelated roles: celebrating the work produced by a single...