“Whenever one assumes the role of historian, friendship and enmities have to be forgotten.” Anna Komnene/Comnena (1083-1153) was a brilliant scholar. Her writing remains the most important source of information we...

The Renaissance is an interesting one. It fascinates me how people perceive the Renaissance as a literal rebirth of knowledge in Europe, when in reality, the pursuit of knowledge in Europe...

The thing about the decline of a massive empire is that you cannot pinpoint the time at which it ceases to exist. You can pinpoint when it has ceased to exist,...

Pictured above from left to right are two of my favorite historical ladies: Aelia Eudoxia (d. 404) and Aelia Pulcheria (399-453). Aelia Eudoxia was a late fourth century, early fifth century...