World History

The Endless Crusades: How the Papacy Dealt With Its Most Stubborn Opponents

The Holy Land Crusades Most US school children are taught about the Christian crusades to the Holy Land at some point in their education. The term crusade is derived from the Latin word crux, meaning cross. Those events occurred in the what is known as the High Middle Ages (roughly the 11th to 14th centuries). […]

The Long, Strange Trip of Ancient Wisdom

Wiping out pagan culture Some of the ancient world’s most advanced civilizations were in Greece and Italy. The Greeks had inherited the wisdom of Mesopotamia and Egypt, further refined it, and passed it on to the Romans. In the fourth century AD, Roman emperors decided that Christianity was the religion to unite the empire. To […]