Middle Ages

March 4

March 4, 1193: On this day in 1193, Al-Nasr Salah-al Din, better known simply as Saladin Ayubi, meaning the “Righteousness of the Faith,” died in Damascus in Syria. This Kurdish general had risen to […]

The Benedictines and their Role in European Wine Production during the Middle Ages

Benedictines The decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire could have spelled disaster for viticulture in Western and Central Europe. The Germanic peoples who moved into countries like Spain, France, Italy, and Germany […]


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