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Notes on the crusades

Posted September 17th, 2016 at 01:36 PM by Piccolo
Updated November 25th, 2016 at 07:49 PM by Piccolo

see also: random notes

see also: notes on the middle ages (find it via the search to your your left......)

People's Crusade- 6 month prelude to the first crusade. It lost, decisively, to the Turks.

First Crusade- 1096-1099. Decisive Crusader victory.

Godfrey of Bouillon- Lord of Bouillon. One of the leaders of the first crusade. After the crusaders took Jerusalem, he became it's ruler.


Crusade of 1101- Decisive
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Why Charles Martel won the battle of Tours

Posted September 4th, 2016 at 05:00 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 23rd, 2016 at 02:52 PM by Piccolo

Charles Martel won the battle of Tours for the following reasons:

A: Leadership advantage (he may even have had the help of Odo/Eudes) Indeed, he did have the help of Odo according to Wikipedia.

B: Defensive advantage

C: He was barely even fighting Arabs (rather, he was fighting Moorish raiders). Perhaps one could even go as far to state the Moors were not Arabs (or at least, not the Arabs of the Rashidun Caliphate).

D: Strategically, from...
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Notes on Persia

Posted September 3rd, 2016 at 03:01 PM by Piccolo
Updated November 7th, 2016 at 12:21 PM by Piccolo

Persia had the
Academy of Gondishapur in late antiquity.

CITIES:
Firuzabad, Fars, a city in the Fars province in Persia.




PERSIAN DYNASTIES:

Achaemenid- (capital was Persopolis)




Parthian (capital was in Ctesiphon. Ctesiphon is in modern day Iraq. Ctesiphon was founded in the late 120s BC)
Sassanid
Abbasid
Safavid- (capital was based first in Tabriz, then Qazvin, then...
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Notes on the Moors

Posted September 2nd, 2016 at 06:54 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 4th, 2016 at 11:50 AM by Piccolo

In 711, the Moorish general Tariq-Al-Din invaded Spain, and conquered it

in 720, Tariq-Al-Din passed; this was an oppurtunity for the Spanish to revolt

The Moors translated Archimedes and Euclid in to latin and Arabic.

The Moors were good farmers; and brought several crops to Spain. The Balearic islands were used as an agricultural outpost.

For more on the Moors, check out blog entry: Top ten Moorish and Andalusian scholars

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Register of Magyar, Viking, and Saracen raids

Posted July 28th, 2016 at 11:22 AM by Piccolo
Updated September 19th, 2016 at 01:29 PM by Piccolo

Magyars:

900-The Magyars "ravage" Bavaria

906- Magyars plunder Saxony

917- Sack Basel (around the northern Italy or Swizterland area) in 917

in 917 they also destroy Verdun (modern day France)

931- A Hungarian army burns the Italian city of
Piacenza

954- Magyars sack the cities of Gembloux and Tournai (in modern day Belgium)

955- Magyars defeated by King Otto at the battle of.....
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