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How to Build an Emperor

In 1721, following the Treaty of Nystad, Russian Tsar Peter I proclaimed himself ‘Emperor of all Russia’. Why does this matter? Were you to translate Tsar (Царь) into English, would you not find that is meant ‘Emperor’ anyway? 1,046 more words

Romano, "Markets and Marketplaces in Medieval Italy, c. 1100 to c. 1440"

Apropos of recent posts by Mark and our guest, Professor Nathan Oman, here is an interesting book by Professor Dennis Romano (Syracuse) on the cultural and moral importance of the market and the marketplace in the high medieval and early renaissance period, … 174 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Guest Post: The Real Benefit of a Book Launch Team by Phyllis Keels

Today, I welcome my friend and critique partner, Phyllis Keels. She’s celebrating the release of the third book in her medieval Daldriada series, The King of Daldriada… 960 more words

Inspirational Books

Project LV One - Day 341 - Slag

So I hope you’ve had a great Easter Sunday whatever you beliefs.  For me I’ve been searching for slag (BTW don’t try google slag unless you are prepared to be depressed – for some reason there is a whole section called British Slag, I’ll leave that to your own imagination!)  However, my search has been far more elusive – looking for the byproduct of medieval iron making in south east Leicestershire.   60 more words

Project LV One

How did Vikings get their metals?

Recently I was able to hear Professor Joyce Hill lecture on the Vale of York Viking hoard. She holds an emeritus chair in Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds. 1,842 more words


Project LV One - Day 337 - Joining the Dots

Every now and then I wonder what the hell have I done with my life?  I guess we all do from time to time.  However, there is one object that has come to dominate my life in a way that I really couldn’t imagine.   153 more words

Project LV One

What We Mean When We Talk About the Middle Ages, Part II: Protestant Edition

Given that there are thousands of Protestant sects, it is impossible to speak of a single Protestant view of the Middle Ages, so I will have to speak in generalities by necessity. 891 more words