Radio: BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Chivalry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03tt7kn Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss chivalry, the moral code observed by knights of the Middle Ages. Chivalry originated in the military practices of aristocratic French and German soldiers, but developed into an elaborate system governing many different aspects of knightly behaviour. It influenced the conduct of medieval military campaigns and also had importantContinue reading “Radio: BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Chivalry”

Radio: BBC Radio 3 – The Essay, Islamic Architecture: The Islamic Golden Age

This major essay series continues as leading thinkers and practitioners share their knowledge and passion for the Golden Age of Islam. Dr. Sussan Babaie from the Courtauld Institute is an expert in Islamic architecture. She turns the spotlight on two significant monuments of the early medieval period in the Islamic world: the 10th century royalContinue reading “Radio: BBC Radio 3 – The Essay, Islamic Architecture: The Islamic Golden Age”