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3 08, 2017

Second Crusade – Medieval history

By |2019-02-13T10:29:52-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval, West Asia|0 Comments

Castle of Edessa After the First Crusade After the First Crusade in 1096 AD set up Christian kingdoms all along the coast of Israel and Lebanon, of course the Fatimid caliphs who had ruled that area before were very upset. The First Crusade The Fatimids All our Islamic Empire articles Melisende and her son Baldwin Melisende and the Mamluks [...]

31 07, 2017

Romanesque Architecture – Medieval Europe

By |2018-04-10T22:48:55-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Façade of Pisa's Duomo We call this kind of building Romanesque because it is a little like Roman architecture, with its columns and round arches. But people built Romanesque buildings around 1000-1200 AD instead of during the Roman Empire. The fall of the Roman Empire, about 500 AD, made everybody in the empire poorer than they were before. But the people [...]