medieval

  1. MegaPrem

    African colonization of the Americas

    What could have happened for African countries to colonize the Americas? Countries like the Mali Empire seemed to have enough resources at home to focus on, as well as lacking the naval capabilities to travel west. It seems the criteria would be a country with a strong navy (or the potential for...
  2. Ottonian victory at Stilo/Crotone?

    What if Emperor Otto II defeated the Sicilians at Stilo? Could the Ottonian realm have successfully absorbed southern Italy in the aftermath?
  3. If Christianity were just one religion among many, in what areas would it be more widespread? In urban and rich areas or in rural and poor areas?

    A few days ago I had an idea for a CK3 mod, an alternative history with many point of divergence (Like a much more Hellenic Roman Empire more weak and less extended but more resistant, Celtic and Scythian migrations instead of germanic, Kush still ruled by queens, a more successful and...
  4. Challenege/WI: Assyria Regains Independence During the Medieval Period

    Assyria had been under various foreign powers for a while after the fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and never regained its independence ever since. So right after the year 1000, is it possible for Assyria to regain its independence? At that time the Assyrian population hasn't gone through the...
  5. What if Rum was the Ottoman Empire of this world?

    In an alternate universe after 1,000 years of life, the flag of Rum waves victoriously over Constantinople. Rum, once a small sultanate in southern Anatolia, has grown to dominate the region. now the question is, what's next for rum? who will they invade next? will they stray from their Greek...
  6. No Islam TL

    I am making a TL where Islam does not exist. Tell me what you think. So Mohammed converts to Christianity before he invents Islam. He converts many Arabs to Christianity and is canonized after his death as the Apostle to Arabia. Without the Arab invasions, Byzantium and Persia slowly recover...
  7. Atterdag

    The Sons of Semiramis - A house of Folkung Kalmar Union
    Threadmarks: Part 0 – A day in August [1387]

    Part 0 – A day in August [1387] Scandia, a great island in the northernmost parts of the world, as Pliny the elder described it. The sun seemed to offer no warmth that day in early August, it’s rays seemingly being blown away by cold winds, unusual for the season. In the fields of southern...
  8. SunKing105

    AHC: Make the "Dark Ages" true?

    Despite the name, the "Dark Ages" period of medieval history was not dark at all, far from it. While the old political structures associated with Rome had either collapsed or significantly changed, population grew in some areas, and Roman roads, infrastructure, and laws continued in some form...
  9. Western Europe: No Mongols

    (The timeline this is for.) What would the politicial, economic, and social situation be in Western Europe if the Mongol hordes never arose? Please no regurgitaton of the Chaos TL. Holy Roman Empire's situation. Consequences of a unified Poland (by the Silesian Piasts) on the HRE. Effect on the...
  10. Ella

    Eridan: Revamped

    Hello all! I've made other threads about this world in the past, but, in all honestly, those versions were horrendous. I'm starting anew this time, and I am going to try and make this world believable.
  11. WI: Andalus’ Almoravid Revival?

    The Ghaniyyids were the remnant Almoravid princes-turned-warlords of the Western Mediterranean. They took over Majorca for a while and ruled it for over 50 years. How would you make the Almoravids of Majorca, or their affiliate contemporary butterflies, prevent or at least reduce the effects of...
  12. Hawkeye

    Hnefatafl as popular as Chess

    Lately I've been spending a lot of time playing a game called Hnefatafl or Viking Chess as some might call it. For those unfamiliar, Hnefatafl is an asymmetric chess like game where the goal for white to get it's king to safety and for black to capture white's king. Under the Copenhagen rules...
  13. kasumigenx

    To wear two Crowns an Anglo-French timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    On 1194, Mathilde of Brittany is married to Frederick of Austria with a generous dowry with 35,000 of silver to end the incarceration of Richard I and for that reason, Philippe Auguste would demand the hand of Eleanor of Brittany to his son Louis, the son of Philippe Auguste and Isabella of...
  14. Hawkeye

    Castles in Godwinson's England

    Stone castles have been something I've taken for granted regarding the Middle Ages. But it recently occurred to me that castles weren't really a thing in England until after the Norman invasion which were used as a way to control the Anglo-Saxons. Before then the closest example of sophisticated...
  15. John_Smith

    Rotten Recollections | An Experimental High Medieval World-Building Exercise
    Threadmarks: Opening

    I've wanted to try my hand at this for a year or so, so please bear with me for a bit. Inspired by a great many phenomenal timelines such as Union of American Realms, And All Nations Shall Gather To It and A House of Lamps, this is my highly experimental attempt at creating a high medieval...
  16. How (un)likely was Polish-Lithuanian union?

    That is one of common cliches of AH that Poland and Lithuania ends in pesonal union, that inevitably turns later into PLC style commonwealth (usually even earlier than IOTL, alongside Sejm, Liberum Veto and free election). But looking from early 14th century perspective, wasn't Polish-Lithuanian...
  17. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: A Plantagenet HRE?

    Hello everyone. So, Richard of Cornwall, son of King John of England and brother of Henry III, was elected King of Germany in 1257, and formally held that title until his death in 1272. However, he was never crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope, and his kingship over Germany was contested by...
  18. A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb / a resurgent Islam TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb This timeline is partly inspired by the Muslim World: The True Faith timeline and by an in-development mod for Hearts of Iron 4 called Bayt al-Hikmah, though with my own views and interpretations on how an Islam-dominated world would...
  19. Shaktist and Shanmanta Monarch/Dynasty

    Just as there are Buddhist dynasty in Pala Empire, Jain dynasty in Kalinga, Shavist in Chola and Kashmir (and Java) and Vaishnavist in Hoysala and Vijayanagar, are there any monarch/dynasty who was (majoritily) Shaktist or Shanmanta? What about Soura, Ganapraya, Kaumaram and Shrauta...
  20. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Otto I Conquers Italy?

    OTL, Germany has a very similar history to other western european states of similar size and population- beat up pagans, crusade, go to war with your own nobles because they want to limit your power over your land, repeat a few times, and generally be scared of France. Now, germany has always...
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