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3 09, 2017

Visit Italy with kids! Sights to see

By |2019-10-08T06:08:35-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval, Romans|0 Comments

Visit Italy with Kids: Leaning Tower of Pisa Will people welcome my kids? They sure will! Visiting Italy with kids is a blast, because many Italians are very friendly to other people's children and everyone will always be talking to your kids, helping you out, making them laugh, and generally helping you have [...]

3 08, 2017

Late medieval Italy – Guelfs and Ghibellines

By |2019-10-08T18:14:57-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Late medieval Italy: Constance of Sicily (late 1100s AD) North Italy's republics All through the later middle ages, Northern Italy was still divided into lots of small independent city-states. The most important city-states were Milan, Florence, Genoa, Pisa, Siena, and Venice. Florence and the Medici The port of Genoa Venice and the Ottomans But the Holy Roman Emperors often attacked these [...]

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

Matilda of Canossa – Medieval Europe

By |2018-05-07T11:39:05-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Matilda of Canossa (Vatican Museum) Northern Italy around 1000 AD By 1000 AD, the invading Lombards had married local rich men and women of Italy and mixed their families together. A few rich families - part Lombard and part Roman - ruled most of northern Italy as small independent countries. Supposedly these countries were part of the Holy Roman [...]

1 08, 2017

Medieval government in Europe

By |2019-09-14T06:39:17-07:00August 1st, 2017|Medieval|8 Comments

Palazzo Vecchio, where Florence's medieval government met (Florence, Italy, 1200s AD) Different kinds of medieval governments In the Middle Ages, Europe split up into many different states. Each state had its own system of government. Some of these, like Denmark, Spain, France or England, were monarchies, and had kings or caliphs to rule them. Central Italy was ruled by the Pope, [...]

29 06, 2017

What is a city-state? Definition

By |2019-09-13T06:46:25-07:00June 29th, 2017|Greeks|14 Comments

Ur was an early city-state. This is the Standard of Ur, from West Asia (2000 BC) What is a city-state? A city-state is like a very small country, with just one city in it. The Greeks called a city-state a polis. (You pronounce it "poh-liss".) That's where our word politics comes from. Types [...]

29 06, 2017

History of Democracy: Who invented democracy?

By |2019-09-13T06:45:51-07:00June 29th, 2017|Greeks|16 Comments

History of Democracy: The Pnyx, where Athenian men debated issues and voted What is democracy? Democracy means the rule of the people (in Greek). That is where each individual person has a vote about what to do. Whatever the most people vote for wins. There is no king or tyrant, and anybody can [...]