The Dutch-Portuguese War, 1601-1661

The Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company fought against the Portuguese Empire. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.23.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief The Dutch-Portuguese war was an armed conflict in the 17th century, in which the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company fought throughout the world against[…]

The Wooden Churches of Medieval Norway

Heddal Stave Church (Creative Commons) These historic churches feature elaborate carvings that mix Christian and Viking symbols. By Jennifer Billock / 11.14.2017 Starting in the Middle Ages, when Norway became a Christian country, former Vikings-turn-Christians built immense cathedrals and churches to honor the new religion—all made entirely from wood rather than the typical stone construction[…]

The Dynasties of Medieval China

Luoyang longmen grottoes / Photo by Tgasrio, Wikimedia Commons Examining the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.23.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief The Tang Dynasty, 618-907 CE Rise of the Tang Dynasty The Tang dynasty, generally regarded as a golden age of Chinese culture, was founded by the Lǐ family,[…]