“If England was unimportant why do we know about English medieval history and nothing else? Same reason you’re reading this blog in English right now, homes. I’m not sure if you know this, but in the modern period, the English got super super good at going around the world an enslaving anyone they met. When you’re busy not thinking about German imperial atrocities in the nineteenth century it’s because you’re busy thinking about British imperial atrocities, you feel me?” going-medieval.com/2019/07/26/


@22 One practical issue which Dr. Janenga must know is that to study anywhere in Europe 1100-1600, you need multiple dead languages, often from different families (Latin, French, and English for England; Arabic, Latin, and Castillian for Castille ...) ... that is hard work, and its hard to build a critical mass of colleagues to make the work fun, or of students to justify writing and marketing the books and translations.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Scholar Social

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!