The Circulation of Military Technology in the Mongolian EmpireBy Thomas T. AllsenWarfare in Inner Asian History (500-1800), edited by Nicola Di Cosmo (Brill, 2002)Introduction: The Mongols’ repertoire of weapons at the beginning of the thirteenth century did not differ appreciably from the pattern of armament that had predominated in the nomadic world since the first centuries of the Christian era.
Danish ferocity and abandoned monasteries: the twelfth-century viewBy Julia BarrowThe Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past, eds. M. Brett and D.A. Woodman (Ashgate, 2015)Introduction: When, in the second half of the twelfth century, the author of the opening section of the Liber Eliensis got to the passage where he needed to explain how what had been a flourishing nunnery in the time of Bede had become a community of secular clerics by the middle of the tenth century, he invoked the Danes as agents of change, and accused them of having burned the monastery and slaughtered all the nuns.
Joseph CudahyFormer name retained.(Str: dp. 7,045; 1. 293& 39;; b. 47& 39;2& 34;; dr. 22& 39;11& 34;; s. 10.5 k.; cpl. 61; a. 2 3& 34;)Joseph Cudahy, a tanker, was launched 1917 by Baltimore Drydock & Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md., for Sinclair Gulf Corp.; chartered by the Army Transport Service, she carried general cargo between New York and European posts during 1917-18.
The symbiosis of towns and textiles: urban institutions and the changing fortunes of cloth manufacturing in the Low Countries and England, 1270 – 1570Munro, John H. (Department of Economics, University of Toronto)The Journal of Early Modern History: Contacts, Comparisons, Contrasts 13 (1999)AbstractThis article, a contribution to the ‘proto-industrialisation’ debate, examines the relative advantages of urban and rural locations for cloth manufacturing in later-medieval England and the Low Countries.
Rex Edward Wood, crew of HMNZS Leander at Battle of Kolombangara (left) Here we see Rex Edward Wood (on the left), one of the crew of HMNZS Leander at the battle of Kolombangara, (13 July 1943), where the cruiser was badly damaged and effectively knocked out of the war.Many thanks to his son Kieron Wood for sending us this picture.
Teaching Magna Carta in American History: Land, Law, and LegacyBy David W. SaxeThe History Teacher, Vol. 43:3 (2010)Introduction: Magna Carta, that great cornerstone of American liberty, has been in the news lately. Put up for sale by three-time U.S. Presidential candidate Ross Perot in December 2007, the 1297 version of Magna Carta displayed in the National Archives was sold to financier David Rubenstein for $21.