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Linking Seas and Lands in Medieval Geographic Thinking during the Crusades and the Discovery of the Atlantic World

Linking Seas and Lands in Medieval Geographic Thinking during the Crusades and the Discovery of the Atlantic WorldBy Christoph MauntelEntre mers—Outre-mer: Spaces, Modes and Agents of Indo-Mediterranean Connectivity, eds. Nikolas Jaspert, Sebastian Kolditz (Heidelberg University Publishing, 2018)Abstract: In keeping with the two-fold approach of this volume, this paper presents a pair of case studies that elaborate on the interplay between land and sea in the Middle Ages.
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Robin Hood – The Man, The Myth, and The History – Part 3: The Men of the Longbow

By Andrew Latham and Rand Lee Brown II“All Englande was a fling, but for the crooked stick and the grey goose wing.”– 16th Century English ProverbPerhaps the most readily recognizable feature of Robin Hood to his audiences – both medieval and modern – is his intimate association with archery. The forest outlaw without his trusty longbow becomes someone else entirely, and even the earliest depictions of him strongly feature his skill with the medieval weapon.
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The Rocky Road to Assimilation: Converso-Old Christian Intermarriage in the Late 15th Century

The Rocky Road to Assimilation: Converso-Old Christian Intermarriage in the Late 15th CenturyPaper by Mark MeyersonGiven at the Sephardic Identities, Medieval and Early Modern Symposium at the University of Michigan, on March 27, 2019Excerpt: On my paper this morning I’m going to explore the phenomenon of intermarriage between conversos and old Christians in late 15th century Spain.
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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Picts

Geoffrey of Monmouth and the PictsBy Alex WoolfBile ós Chrannaibh: A Festschrift for Willliam Gillies, edited by Wilson McLeod et al. (Perthshire, 2010)Introduction: It is with some surprise, perhaps, that one notes that of all the historians who commented upon the disappearance of the Picts in the course of the Middle Ages it is Geoffrey of Monmouth whose analysis comes closest to that of historians working on the problem in recent times.
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