Category: History

A Brief History Of Suceava, Bukovina, Romania During The Modern Period

Suceava (known as ‘Sutschawa’ or ‘Suczawa’ in German) is a middle-sized city located in present-day Suceava County, northeastern Romania. It is the largest urban settlement of the southern part of Bukovina, a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe (and, currently, divided between Romania and Ukraine), with a total population of…


A Brief History Of Bukovina, Romania During The Middle Ages

Bukovina is a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe, nowadays divided between present-day Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine. Prislop Pass and the high valley of the Bistrița (German: Bistritz) river, connecting Bukovina with Maramureș (German: Maramuresch) in northern Transylvania. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org Throughout the…


Bornholm – The Picturesque And Mesmerising Danish Island In The Baltic

Bornholm is one of the most captivating natural, historical, and cultural gems of the Kingdom of Denmark. Located to a considerable extent eastward and relatively remote from the rest of continental Denmark (namely in the Baltic Sea), one would often find the closest way to reach Jutland or Zealand from Bornholm by voyaging with the…


The Lombards – One Of The Ravaging Germanic Tribes Of The Dark Ages

The Lombards (also known under the term Longobards stemming from the Latin ‘Longobardi’) were one of the most powerful and ravaging migratory tribes in Europe in the time of the Roman Empire’s stagnation and, ultimately, decadence throughout late Antiquity. They reached their peak of expansionist power when they ruled over a kingdom consisting of most…


The Medieval New England – An Anglo-Saxon Colony On The Black Sea

Long before either the region of New England in contemporary northeastern United States of America or the namesake region of New South Wales in Australia existed there could have likely been an Anglo-Saxon colony bearing this name established near the shores of the Black Sea in Eastern Europe. Two historical documents dating to the Middle…