When I converted to another religion, I stopped celebrating Christmas--and found as an unexpected fringe benefit that I now enjoy the holidays more than I used to.
At the end of the 1970s--I was about seven years old--our family was one of the earliest in our area to get cable TV. Cable [...]
Misguided people who try to use medieval history to advance modern ideologies are missing the point--and are seriously damaging our understanding of the past.
This amazing painting is an encapsulation of many 19th century popular visions of the Roman Empire.
The First Crusade and the medieval sack of Jerusalem began in 1095 with a speech by a Pope, which may not have been precisely what he intended.
Robert Horvat has been doing a great series about Julian the Apostate, the only non-Christian Emperor of Byzantium. I have reblogged those previous articles (here [...]
Wagner's greatest opera leaves the modern listener with a lot to think about.
Robert Horvat, a frequent contributor to this blog, has been working his way through Byzantine history one blog post at a time. Here's a great [...]
Robert Horvat of the History of the Byzantine Empire blog has done it again with another fantastic article. This one is about a sacred place [...]
Nineteen hundred and fifty years ago today, on July 19, 64 C.E. (A.D.), a great fire broke out in the city of Rome. The conflagration seems [...]