On January 4, 2018, I published the following post on Book Riot.
100 Must-Read Books about the Middle Ages
The ideas we tend to have about the Middle Ages are mostly based on how the time period has been interpreted through fantasy fiction and games, and the romanticizing of the era by intellectuals, scholars, politicians, and artists in the nineteenth century.
These interpretations have given rise to of a view of the Middle Ages as an entirely Christian society in western Europe, populated only by white people, and with few influences coming from outside.
This view is inaccurate.
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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.