November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Rise of Islam

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell The Rise of Islam While the Western Romans, Byzantines, and Jews vied for control of Jerusalem during […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Christian Europe 800 CE to 1066 CE

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell Christian Europe You have just finished reviewing four millennia of Western history and a synopses of the […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Christian Europe 800 CE to 1066 CE

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell The County of Portugal The entity known today as Portugal began as a county [governed by a […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Crusades

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell The Fight for Jerusalem and the Gate to the Middle East While Constance of Burgundy busied herself […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Vikings

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell The Vikings in North America While the early seeds of the Portuguese Empire sprouted in Iberia, people […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Portugal’s Independence

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell Portugal’s Independence A statue of Afonso Henriques in front of his birthplace, Guimarães Castle. Alfonso Henriques was […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Reconquista

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell 1147 The Second Crusade Eastern Christians were unable to mirror the success of their Christian cousins in […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – 1154 Mohammad Al Idrisi’s World Map

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell 1154 Muhammad Al-Idrisi’s World Map Just after the Second Crusade, in 1154, a Muslim cartographer named Muhammad […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Prince Madog of Wales

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell Prince Madog of Wales This legend claims that a Welsh prince named Madoc [aka Madog] reached America […]