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3 08, 2017

Eighth Crusade – Medieval Europe

By |2019-05-25T14:55:18-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Louis IX sailing to Tunis with the Eighth Crusade (1270 AD) Why even do an Eighth Crusade? When Blanche of Castile died, her son Louis IX of France had to spend some time at home in France getting things organized. But then Louis' youngest brother Charles encouraged him to try another Crusade. Blanche and Louis Who was [...]

3 08, 2017

Philip Augustus and Blanche of Castile

By |2018-09-21T08:49:12-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Medieval France: The castle at Dourdan, built by Philip Augustus Philip Augustus, King of France Louis VII's son, Philip Auguste, was much more ambitious and smarter than his father. Philip came to the throne in 1180 AD, when he was only fourteen years old. Go back to Louis VII Articles about medieval Europe Philip [...]

27 07, 2017

Medieval Islamic science

By |2018-04-24T08:21:20-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Science|0 Comments

Al Tusi's diagram of linear motion from circular motion In the Early Middle Ages, before the formation of the Islamic Empire, Buddhists ran the world's biggest universities. One was in India, at Nalanda. Another was in what is now Pakistan, at Taxila. In Egypt, the University of Alexandria was still an important center of learning, too. Most serious scholars went to [...]

24 07, 2017

Hafsid Dynasty – Medieval Islam

By |2019-08-01T10:07:11-07:00July 24th, 2017|Africa, History, Islam|0 Comments

The Hafsid Dynasty minted gold coins like this one The Hafsids replace the Almohads In the early 1200s AD, the Almohad empire fell apart into Marinid, Christian, and Hafsid kingdoms. The middle of North Africa broke away from the Almohad dynasty in 1229 AD. Modern Tunisia, western Libya, and eastern Algeria came under the leadership of Abu Zakariya. People called his [...]

19 05, 2017

Ibn Khaldun

By |2019-09-07T16:09:20-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Economy, Literature|0 Comments

Palace of the Hafsids in Tunis (now the Bardo Museum) - where the economist Ibn Khaldun spent time Ibn Khaldun's childhood The economist Ibn Khaldun was born in Tunis, in North Africa, in 1332 AD, not long after the birth of Ibn Battuta. Like Ibn Battuta, Ibn Khaldun was from a rich Muslim [...]