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In this episode, UNC-Chapel Hill PhD Candidate Daniel Morgan talks about simulations of the medieval past in the popular video game Crusader Kings II. Stay tuned for our next episode, which will feature another conversation with Daniel about Game of Thrones.

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Additional Readings:
  • Matthew Gabriele, “Islamophones want to recreate the Crusades. But they don’t understand them at all,” Washington Post, June 6, 2017.
  • Susan Reynolds, Kingdom and Communities in Western Europe, 900-1300.
  • Constance Bouchard, Strong of Body, Brave and Noble: Chivalry and Society in Medieval France.
  • Elizabeth Brown, “The Tyranny of a Construct: Feudalism and Historians of Medieval Europe,” The American Historical Review 79, no. 4 (Oct. 1974): 1063-88.
Produced by Garrett Wright and Gabriel Moss
Edited by Ashley Curry
Music by Garrett Wright
All opinions are the speakers’ own, and do not represent the official views of UNC or the Department of History.
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