Category Archives: 2. War in the Middle Ages (500 – 1500)

The Japanese gempei war

Hardly any other war like the Gempei war had such far-reaching effects on Japanese society and military sentiment.   In Japan, in the 12th century, so-called "clans" had formed, which were the secret rulers on the island and based their power on the legendary samurai warriors who were subject to them. The emperor played at this time...
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The fall of the Crusaders in the Middle East

With the capture of Jerusalem in 1099 and the founding of many small states such as the Principality of Antioch, the County of Edessa or the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Christian crusaders were at the height of their power in the Middle East in the late 11th and early 12th centuries. However, it soon became clear...
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