Worlds Brought Down 1258-1453

Video and Podcast Links

“Icon in the Triumph of Orthodoxy”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/XsjCBZguRku8XhN8icN3GA

 This podcast discusses the Byzantine Empire and the use of icons. Download to Listen to the Podcast.

 

“Lewis Chessmen”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/LcdERPxmQ_a2npYstOwVkA

 This podcast discusses how the game of chess has evolved throughout the ages and the reflection of the Lewis Chessmen on this era of history. Download to Listen to the Podcast.

 

 

Web Links

 

The Hundred Years War
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/hundred_years_war_01.shtml

The BBC’s guide to the Hundred Years War and its impact on England’s development during the Middle Ages.

 

Black Death Left a Mark on Human Genome
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/02/black-death-left-mark-human-genome

Science Magazine explains how the plague known as the Black Death altered the human genome, favoring people with certain immune system traits.