The Early Middle Ages (A Great Course Review)

This review was a long time coming; specifically, because, I alternated this course along with another Great Courses lecture series. So it feels like an epic, even though it is but a normal series of lectures. Despite not being an epic course, however, I learned an epic amount from this course. So it all worked…Read more »

Reviewing “King Arthur: History and Legend” Great Course

From its earliest days to our contemporary epoch, the Arthurian legend and its manifold characters, scenarios, and variations have truly stood the test of time. Today, it is not uncommon to see a plethora of commodities based off of the Arthurian legend—from Roundtable pizza to King Arthur’s flour—indicating that the legend has not only been…Read more »

The Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer (Review)

Medieval authors are a bit intimidating for the modern reader; personally, I remember a time when I couldn’t even imagine studying medieval literature—I think I even remember thinking how one would study a period of literature so far removed from our present notions of literature. Back then, I was ignorant of the basics of the…Read more »