Travelling with Solinus in hand
In this third blog post of our series, we again take Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books' fine manuscript of the Collectanea rerum mirabilium, or Polyhistor, by the 3rd century Roman geographer Solinus, as a point of departure: with Solinus in hand, we embark on exciting journeys and come home again. This time he brings us to Arabia.
The world's history as French history
Medieval French "world" chronicles often recount history as a fairly direct line from biblical history, through ancient battles in Troy and Rome, to the foundation of Christian France, and up to the time in which the history was written.