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Tango0131 Jan 2024 5:51 p.m. PST

… World's Borders

"The Middle Ages—generally agreed to begin in Europe with the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century CE—were a period marked by warfare that decided the fate of empires around the world. Also known as the medieval period, this boundary-shifting era ran into the beginning of the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery in the 15th century—different historians demarcate different start and end dates for the medieval period.

However you slice it, though, the medieval period stretches for a long time (as much as a millennium), and it saw plenty of battles that caused massive changes to the political, social, and even geographical shape of Europe and the world. These are ten of the most decisive, important, and downright epic battles of the Middle Ages: battles that determined the fate of empires and changed history forever…"

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Perris070731 Jan 2024 8:37 p.m. PST

No Manzikert??? And they list the siege of Orleans, but not the 1204 sack of Constantinople? You could make a pretty good argument that without Manzikert there would not be any Crusades.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2024 11:02 a.m. PST

Yes, Manzikert is a must. Just talked about it in my Crusades course.

Tango0101 Feb 2024 3:34 p.m. PST



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