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Festival del Medioevo, second edition

Mille festivities, every day, around the peninsula. But one of the Medieval Festival. The only one in Italy and also in Europe. Appointment in Gubbio, from 4 to the 9 October 2016: a hundred historical, saggisti, philosophy, writers, directors and,it…

La Terra Santa dei pellegrini nel XIII secolo

La Terra Santa dei pellegrini nel XIII secolo. A re-reading of sources around interfaith and interdenominational dynamics of Renata Salvarani The definition of identity in the clash and dialectic relationship with otherness is an issue that is in the southern Mediterranean,it…

The last years of Mehmed II the Conqueror in correspondence Sforza

Annamaria Corongiu. The life of Mehmed II the Conqueror (1432–1481) has aroused the interest and curiosity of European intellectuals of every age and, to the present day, found in the work of Franz monumental Babinger, Mohammed the Conqueror and his time,…

The first attempts of the Arab conquest of the Caucasus

by Aldo C. Marturano. The Arabs became a real headache in the Caucasus own in the eighth century. and the clash higher, wars and skirmishes with increasingly frequent, it was around and with the Cazaria. We are at the time of the great expansion Arabic…

Between the Turks and the Protestants: imagine the Crusades

Alexander Vanoli. When Europeans arrived in the New World, the Crusades were now over for a while. Some, were often invoked against the Moors, the Turks or any generic unfaithful, but in the end very little happening. In fondo, come…

Islam in Spain and the beginning of the battle

Alexander Vanoli. Let's start by Spain and its Reconquista, with a prerequisite: of this term, which is today referred to the centuries-old clash between Christians and Muslims took place in the Iberian Peninsula, there is no trace in medieval sources. That…

The crusade, the reason, the nation

Alexander Vanoli. I Maomettani, according to the principles of their faith, are required to employ violence to break down other religions; and yet they tolerate them for several centuries. Christians have not been commanded to…

Go Overseas

Alexander Vanoli. The 14 October of the year 1100, Pope Paschal II was in Melfi; about a month before a crusade Lombardi was left for the Holy Sepulchre led by the Archbishop of Milan, Anselmo di Buis: the news…