Fact in fiction…
In writing Tobias, I’ve had to read such a lot of information about so many aspects of life for my characters…
I have had to research achondroplasia, twins, Tyrian purple, medieval trade, medieval food, clothes and dwellings.
Medieval vessels, tides and wind patterns of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Adriatic.
Byzantine food, clothing, customs. Arab culture including food, clothing and medicine.
Troubadour history. Medieval lyrics.
The Roman Church, the Orthodox Church, the Jewish Faith and the Muslim Faith.
And most importantly Constantinople – which means streets, buildings, walls, harbours, churches, and the great Valens Aqueduct…
But why this? It’s hardly an academic text.
Because of this – a great map of the area in the 1200’s.
Byzantium 1200! I LOVE this site.
Then there are more:
There are also PDF’S, maps, and photos plus emails from specialists in particular areas.
And I have quite a number of e-titles on my Kindle too, but this is enough to be going on with for the moment, I think.
I’ll see you later – at the end of the next fact-finding mission!