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23 08, 2017

What is the Trinity? Christianity – Religion

By |2018-04-09T23:07:28-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Perugino, about 1482 in Rome) Christian people all believed that there was one God. But many people thought God existed in three forms: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Ghost who moves between them. In Perugino's painting you can see John the Baptist baptizing Jesus while God looks down from Heaven. The [...]

22 08, 2017

Gregory the Great – Early medieval Italy

By |2019-07-25T10:55:59-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

Pope Gregory the Great writing, carved near Strasbourg, about 875 AD. That's under Charlemagne's grandchildren. The Holy Spirit (in the form of a dove) sits on his shoulder and dictates to him. The elephant ivory is probably from Kenya. (Now in Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum) Who was Gregory the Great? Gregory was Pope in Rome beginning [...]

21 08, 2017

Constantine becomes a Christian – History of religion

By |2019-04-22T20:04:16-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Constantine becomes a Christian - the first Christian emperor Constantine becomes an Emperor In 312 AD, the Great Persecution was still going on in the Eastern part of the Roman Empire (though not really in the West). But then Constantine became a Roman Emperor. He had had a vision which made him convert to Christianity. Great [...]

21 08, 2017

Who were the Arians? Early medieval Christianity

By |2019-02-02T20:08:50-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Constantine - the first Christian emperor When did the Arians get started? When Constantine took over the eastern half of the Roman Empire from Licinius and founded his new capital at Constantinople in 324 AD, he was upset to find out that there was a big fight going on between the Christians in [...]

2 08, 2017

Who were the Visigoths? Early Middle Ages

By |2019-09-17T11:35:48-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Medieval|2 Comments

Gold coin minted by King Euric,with the name of the Roman Emperor on it The Visigoths established a kingdom for themselves within the collapsing Roman Empire in 418 AD. They took over most of south-western France (Aquitaine), a very fertile area where many Romans lived. The Visigoths at first acted more or less as representatives of the Roman government. They [...]

2 08, 2017

Theodoric and the Ostrogoths

By |2017-08-02T14:37:31-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Ostrogothic helmet By 476 AD, the Ostrogoths were still living north of the Black Sea, but the Roman Emperors no longer had any practical power in the West. In that year, the last Roman Emperor in the West, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed, and a Hun named Odoacer took charge of what was left of the Western Empire (mainly Italy). Odoacer sent [...]

2 08, 2017

The Lombards – Early Medieval Italy

By |2018-04-15T16:50:52-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Lombard Christian altar (700s AD) (University of Alabama) In 568 AD, a Turkic people, the Avars, pushed the Indo-European Lombards out of their home in Central Europe. This was the westernmost edge of a general tendency for Turkic people to take over more of Asia around this time. The Lombards moved south into northern Italy, and conquered it from [...]

2 08, 2017

Who was Ingundis? Visigothic Spain

By |2019-09-19T05:48:08-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Gold coin of King Leovigild, the father-in-law of Ingundis A religious problem By the late 500s AD, the Visigoths were the only people in Europe who hadn't converted from Arianism to Catholicism. They were beginning to feel a little old-fashioned. Who were the Visigoths? What's Arianism? Early medieval timeline All our medieval Europe articles Who was Ingundis? [...]

27 06, 2017

Where did the Ostrogoths come from?

By |2017-06-27T02:22:03-07:00June 27th, 2017|History, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Crimea, on the shores of the Black Sea The Ostrogoths, like the Visigoths, were originally Indo-European. We first hear of them when they are living in Poland around 100 BC. Soon after that, some of them, along with their relatives the Visigoths, seem to have decided to migrate to the south, very gradually [...]