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3 08, 2017

Medieval Russia

By |2017-08-03T10:10:21-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Santa Sophia in Kiev (modern Ukraine) As the new country of Poland got stronger and stronger in the late 900s AD, it became more of a threat to Russia. The powerful Polish king Boleslaw conquered all the way east to Kiev (KEY-ev). So gradually the new country of Russia got to be more and more friendly with the Byzantine [...]

2 08, 2017

Medieval Hungary – Magyars

By |2019-10-10T07:45:59-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Medieval Hungary: Stephen, the first Christian King of Hungary ca. 1000 AD The Magyars invade Hungary When the invading Magyars conquered land in Eastern Europe from the Slavs about 900 AD, and started the country of Hungary, they didn't stop there. Wait, who were the Slavs? All our medieval Europe articles The Magyars fight their way across [...]

2 08, 2017

Holy Roman Empire – Medieval Germany

By |2019-08-17T23:41:35-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Empress Agnes of the Holy Roman Empire holding Henry IV Agnes and the Pope After the death of Henry III in 1056 AD, his widow Agnes ran the Holy Roman Empire. With the help of the king of Poland, the Popes now felt stronger. They tried to break away from the control of the Holy Roman Emperors. Who was Henry [...]

2 08, 2017

Republic of Genoa – Medieval Italy

By |2019-07-03T09:03:22-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Republic of Genoa: Medieval drawing of the city of Genoa, Italy (1493) Genoa in the Early Middle Ages Around 900 AD, the Holy Roman Empire began to lose control of Italy, and Genoa was among the Italian cities that got their independence about this time. Holy Roman Empire The Fatimids All our medieval Europe articles Genoa became [...]

2 08, 2017

Vikings – Early Medieval Scandinavia

By |2019-09-11T10:32:14-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

A Viking ship. Viking trade took the Vikings all over the world. Who were the Vikings? The Vikings were Indo-European people from Scandinavia (modern Denmark, Norway and Sweden). Around the 400s AD the Vikings started to make frequent raids by boat into Europe. They even went into the Mediterranean Sea and raided Sicily and southern Italy. The Vikings started to attack the Atlantic coast [...]

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 [...]