A call to action in the wake of Charlottesville to re-enactors, LARPers, and all who enjoy the Middle Ages casually. Part XXIX in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Paul B. Sturtevant.
Introducing a special focus on Jews, Anti-Semitism, and the Middle Ages. The history of anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish hate is central to how we understand "race" today. Part of our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
How can we learn more about the long, long history of Africa? And what might it have to teach us? The final part of our interview with Chap Kusimba, part XX of our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
Racist colonialists needed African civilizations not to have been built by Africans to justify their plunder of the continent. Interview with Professor Chap Kusimba. Part XVI of our continuing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
During the Middle Ages, Africa wasn't in a "dark age"; it was linked to an emerging global world. Special interview with African Anthropologist Chapurukha Kusimba, part I. Part XIV of our ongoing series on race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
The greatest map possibly ever created was made by an Arab Muslim refugee working for a French-Norse king of Sicily on a giant silver disc in the twelfth century. It is one of the mulicultural wonders of the world.