tldrHISTORY, or “Too Long; Didn’t Read History,” offers a fun selection of historical nonfiction articles derived from books and primary source documents.

Please enjoy the wide range of topics, from myths and legends to the founding of the United States.

Each post is intended to be read in just minutes, so you’ll learn something new without wasting any of your valuable energy for the day. And if you’re already an avid scholar of history, hopefully you’ll find our various musings an agreeable delight.

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  • Bathala, Maldives - Gzzz / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

    The Medieval Maldives

    06/23/2020 by

    The 14th century Maldives were ruled by a mighty queen, participated in international trade, maintained their ancient traditions while also converting to Islam, and kept up their paradise despite the coming and goings of foreigners.

  • A Street Market Scene in India By Edwin Lord Weeks - Art Renewal Center, Public Domain

    The City of Daulatabad

    06/16/2020 by

    In the 14th century, the Sultan of Delhi moved his capital to Western India for seven years so that he could wage war and conquer the area. The city was filled with merchants, mystics, scholars, and singers and was stocked rich full of jewels and fruits.

  • mullica / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

    The Delhi Witch Trials

    06/09/2020 by

    In Medieval India, if you were suspected to be a witch, you would be tied down with weights and thrown into a river. If you floated, you were a witch and would be burned at the stake. This practice was occurring in 14th century India, not just 15th century Europe and 17th century Massachusetts.

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