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What are Some of the Greatest ‘Comebacks’ in Military history?

Imagine this scenario. You, the battlefield, enemies surrounding you, blood everywhere. You are about to lose the war. You are fighting with your last...

The Weapons, Armor and Tactics of the Fearsome Huns Which Dominated Europe and Asia

What do we know of the Huns? The Huns first appeared at the end of the fourth century when they attacked barbarian tribes living to...

The Strength, Tactics and Meaning of Knights and Knighthood in Europe

The waging of warfare on the European continent at the time of the crusades did not differ from that waged in the Holy Land....

The Advancement and Effectiveness of the Late Roman Weapons

Spears and Javelins Throughout most of the history of the Empire, Roman infantry soldiers were characterized by the use of a single weapon, the pilum....

The Berbers, Inhabitants of Northwestern Africa’s Mediterranean coast

The Berbers are the earliest known inhabitants of northwestern Africa’s Mediterranean coast, plains, and mountain ranges. Living as nomadic herders or farmers in Morocco’s Atlas...

The Song of Roland – Showing the Story of Charlemagne

The anonymous Song of Roland is the most famous Old French epic, or chanson de geste. It was composed c. 1090 but was not...

The History of the Famous Samurai and Its Meaning

The originally Chinese term samurai means “a person who serves in close attendance to nobility.” Its original pronunciation was saburau, which later became saburai....

Defining the concept of a Holy War From Both Perspectives

Did Christianity had a well-defined concept of a holy war? Unlike Islam, Christianity had no well-defined concept of holy war before the Middle Ages. Christ...

The Advancement of the Late Roman Armor and Its Effectiveness

Soldiers who accompanied Julius Caesar’s march into Gaul in the first century BC were the most superb fighting men of their time. From narrative...

The Peak of Islamic Science and Technology During Their Golden Age

Science, technology, and other fields of knowledge developed rapidly during the golden age of Islam from the eighth to the 13th century and beyond....

Irene (Piroska), 1088–1134 Princess of Hungary and Her Many Kids

Irene of Constantinople (also referred to as Princess Piroska) was the daughter of King Ladislas of Hungary, who ruled from 1077 c.e. He was...

The Story of the Famous and Turbulent Hundred Years’ War (1337 – 1453)

In battles fought from 1337 to 1453 primarily by England and France for control of France and the French Crown, England initially had the...

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