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What Crypto has in Common with Medieval Law

14 Mar 2022 1 minute read 2 comments VVoytila

Recently while reading aloud about medieval law I was challenged by a friend who was present in the room at the time to write a blogpost with the very title you see above. Naturally, I could not refuse a good challenge, so here is my tentative parall...

What a 12th Century Legend Tells us About Rule and Infidelity

16 Feb 2022 2 minute read 0 comments VVoytila

I will not trouble you with the insanely complicated context of this legend and how we came to know about it, suffice it to say that this is a 12th century legend or, more accurately, literary tradition from Silesia, now Poland, which reports how Vla...

The Life and Times of Gregory VII

24 Oct 2021 3 minute read 2 comments VVoytila

Hildebrandt, later pope Gregory VII is remembered today mainly for excommunicating Henry IV of Germany for investing bishops, which forced the king to humble himself at Canossa on the 28 January, 1077. He is also, at least since Augustine Fliche's La...