Tag: Charlemagne

Rome Is Never Far Away: A Review of The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried

The Middle Ages By Johannes Fried (trans. Peter Lewis) 632¬†pp. Harvard University Press. $35.00 Johannes Fried saves the programmatic aim of his book for the last chapter, but I’ll begin with it: unlike their counterparts in China or India or really any other center of historical civilizations, Europe has a particular disdain neither for its…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #90: The Crusades

General Introduction – Dissertation guilt – Listener feedback – The Christian Humanist Chess League Background to the Crusades – The difficulty of Crusades history – The build-up – The Crown and the Church – Do the Crusades make sense? – Long memories and semi-legends – Cairo, Baghdad, Turkey Pope Urban II – Is he worth…