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Media Roundup: Endings, and also some Medieval Combat

This week’s post is going to be a little bit more of a roundup, rather than focused on one thing. Innkeeper Chronicles (web serial), Once Upon a Time (TV), and The History Channel: Great Battles Medieval (game) are the topics. … Continue reading

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“Greek Mythology” (?) in The Immortals

I do have a soft spot for ancient mythological fiction, which is why I chose to see this movie. I’m not all that familiar with Theseus’ story, either, and I’m by no means an expert on ancient Greece. So I … Continue reading

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Yurts (Ger)

So I was at a campground this week, and we ended up staying in a yurt. A yurt is kind of like a large hut; in Mongolia, I believe it’s called a ger. Historically, they were used as housing by … Continue reading

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Hark! A Vagrant, on Courtly Love

Hark! A Vagrant is a series of mostly one-off comics by Kate Beaton, often focused on history topics. Today I’d like to highlight one of her comics, on courtly love. I took a class on medieval history where the professor … Continue reading

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Black Death Music Video

The youtube channel has a lot of music videos for various history topics. Can’t promise I’ll never post another one, because some of them are pretty cool. For this video in particular, I’d never actually heard about the the tongue … Continue reading

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World War II in 13 Minutes

Especially interesting is the quote, “during times of crisis, someone’s gonna lose their rights.” This guy’s got a nice speaking style, I think, and the modern analogies are a good way of relating the topic. His target audience appears to … Continue reading

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The Canterbury Tales Remixed: Beowulf

Same disclaimer as for the last two weeks applies to this last segment I’m doing on The Canterbury Tales Remixed: “Anyone even passingly interested in the Epic of Gilgamesh, Beowulf, or the Canterbury Tales might want to try this out, … Continue reading

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