Medieval European Swords Vs. Japanese Swords

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The Japanese Katana and the European Longsword. Was one superior to the other or is it apples and oranges? Let’s take a look at the development and characteristics of each one. The Japanese katana is designed to slice and cut. To accomplish this, the edge must be left very hard from the heat-treating process to […]

Food in the Middle Ages

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The diets of people during the middle ages varied according to their means. The wealthy could afford to eat a wider range of foods such as expensive dried fruits, almonds, and spices from Asia. Despite that one poet actually thought that the poor should live on nettles, reeds, briars, and peashells, their diet was generally […]