Review of Life in a Medieval City

Life in a Medieval City by Joseph and Francis Gies Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 30, 1981) ISBN-10: 0060908807 The year is 1250 A.D. People from all over Europe have gathered in the medieval city of Troyes — the capital city of the county of Champagne in France — for one of the Read more about Review of Life in a Medieval City[…]

The Albigensian Crusade

During the medieval period, the Catholic Church condemned any sect of Christianity as heresy that differed from the tradional Catholic teachings. One of these sects, called the Albigensians (or Cathars), came out of southern France, and Pope Innocent III saw this group as a threat to the unity of Chirstendom at a time when he Read more about The Albigensian Crusade[…]

Medieval Historical Fiction Novel of the Week

The Sword and the Miracle by Melvyn Bragg Hardcover Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (November 17, 1998) ISBN-10: 0517284537 Average Customer Review on Amazon: 4 stars From Library Journal Bragg’s title sums up exactly the tension he has created in this solid novel. In seventh-century Ireland, a priest has a vision of the Virgin Mary, Read more about Medieval Historical Fiction Novel of the Week[…]