Middle Ages

Baba-Ahmed: Mandela turns in his grave

[ad_1] DIALOGUE WITH NIGERIA By Akin Osuntokun In 2013, an indignant Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed wrote about a moving meeting he had with Madiba, President Nelson Mandela in 2007. The subject of the meeting was rightly Nigeria on which the two shared points. identical views. I will now recall excerpts and …

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David Lowery’s The Green Knight looks like a daydream

[ad_1] Dev Patel plays Gauvain in The Green Knight, an adaptation of the 14th-century Arthurian poem Over the years, filmmakers have crushed and defeated Arthurian legend like armor. For each Lancelot of the Lake Where Excalibur, there is a parody like that of Guy Ritchie King Arthur: The Legend of …

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Injection to enhance a man’s love life

[ad_1] An injection of stem cells may offer a new way to fight impotence or erectile dysfunction, which affects up to half of men aged 40 and over. In two new studies, men who received injections directly into the penis experienced improvement in their sexual function. The theory is that …

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Calligraphy art on display at the Waterford Festival

[ad_1] A writing celebration was held in Waterford to mark the online availability of the city’s Great Parchment Book. Visitors to the Irish Script on Screen website can now view the 450 pages of the medieval book, which was written and compiled between 1356 and 1649, thanks to this recent …

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Discover Vannes: the ideal Breton city

[ad_1] An aerial view of Vannes, overlooking its fortified ramparts and flowered lawns © shutterstock Quaint half-timbered buildings, modern boutiques, vibrant harbor cafes and beautiful islands – Annalisa Davis explains why Vannes is the perfect Breton town. If you want a town in Brittany that sums up the spirit and …

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Dantesque life. Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago

[ad_1] Last Tuesday, it was 14,700 years since the death of Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Like Miguel de Cervantes, Dante is the author of one of the greatest books in world literature, one of those books that provides the world with symbols that persist long after his time. The Divine …

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How to boost your metabolism at any age

[ad_1] Your metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories to keep you alive and functioning. It is a generally accepted belief that with age, your resting metabolism slows down, especially after 40 years. And if you’re a postmenopausal woman, your metabolism slows down even more. This …

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How Marvel Decided On The Colors Of Shang-Chi’s Ten Rings

[ad_1] Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend explains Marvel Studios’ Ten Rings color choice process. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings‘ VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend explains the process for choosing the colors of Marvel Studios’ Ten Rings. The second film to be released …

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The three best hiking destinations in the UK

[ad_1] This week, avid hikers are heading to South Wales for the Gower Walking Festival (gowerwalkingfestival.uk), which runs until Sunday, September 19. The festival, postponed since June and reduced this year due to the pandemic, aims to celebrate the landscape and heritage of the peninsula with events that vary in …

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Annual Madison County Hop Fest this weekend in Oneida

[ad_1] ONEIDA – The Madison County Historical Society invites the public for the return of the 25th Madison County Hop Fest. On Saturday, September 18, the Madison County Historical Society grounds will host the Madison County Hop Fest Craft Beer Tasting from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participating breweries include: …

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We’ve come a long way

[ad_1] But the shortcomings of Latin were only the tip of the iceberg. The anonymous priest devoted an entire essay to the insufficiency of Catholic school education precisely at a time when there was a great boom in the construction of new Catholic schools and churches. “Indeed, the sisters, who …

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Ray Buursma: Thoughts on Afghanistan

[ad_1] 2,300 more lives lost. 2,300 other American families in mourning. Twenty years at a cost of $ 2.5 trillion. Why? US forces have been sent to Afghanistan to deny Al Qaeda’s hideouts and exploitation platforms. It’s rather ironic, since Osama bin Laden was found and killed in Pakistan. Of …

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Travel: Day trip from Paris: Notre-Dame de Chartres

[ad_1] Attracting pilgrims since the Middle Ages and still one of France’s most revered monuments, the World Heritage-listed Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral kicks off our day trip from Paris. Almost every hour, direct trains run between Montparnasse station and old Chartres. The regional service sweeps us southwest through 80 kilometers …

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US withdrawal from Afghanistan benefits China and Russia

[ad_1] People standing on a vehicle hold Taliban flags as people gather near the Friendship Gate crossing point in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman, Pakistan, July 14, 2021. REUTERS / Abdul Khaliq Achakzai The US exit from Afghanistan created a power vacuum. the quartet China, Russia, Pakistan and Iran …

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Release date, cast, trailer, and story details

[ad_1] The Green Knight, the adaptation of Arthurian legend starring Sir Gawain, features a stellar cast. Here is the release date and story details. The green knight is David Lowery’s highly anticipated film, starring Dev Patel as Sir Gawain in a retelling of the mythical Arthurian story – so who …

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CREATE GOD – The Chicago Crusader

[ad_1] There is an ugly truth why some segments of white American society are so fierce in their defense of creationism. Simply put, that reason is white supremacy. But without a critical examination of creationism in the context of those religious cultures that support and espouse it, one can easily …

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Virus cases remain stable in the area | Local News

[ad_1] COVID cases in Nash County have increased slightly over the past week, but Edgecombe County is showing progress in its COVID measures as measured by the state county alert system. Nash County Health Director Bill Hill said on Tuesday that 36 new cases of COVID were reported last week …

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What is “the new anti-Semitism?”

[ad_1] I want to start with a question: do you know of another name for the current pandemic other than the coronavirus? No, I am not talking about COVID-19. I think many people will be surprised to learn that the coronavirus is called the “judeovirus”. Jews were thus accredited due …

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The vital art of talking to strangers

[ad_1] July 10, 2021 Hello Stranger. By Will Buckingham. Granta; 336 pages; £ 16.99 The power of strangers. By Joe Keohane. Random house; 352 pages; $ 28. Viking; £ 16.99 Fracture. By John Yates. Harper North; 348 pages; $ 28.99 and £ 20 AAttitude towards strangers He tends to follow …

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Leather Alternatives: a “trendy” concept?

[ad_1] Leather is probably one of the oldest materials used by mankind. Even before humanity weaved threads, invented fabrics, and then evolved into wearing clothes, leather was the first material the human race found to drape our skin. From primitive man to the present day, leather has undoubtedly played a …

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Learn to live with wolves

[ad_1] Colorado passed Proposition 114 in November 2020 to restore wolves to the Colorado landscape by 2023.Rick Spitzer / Daily Special In “Thinking Like a Mountain,” writes Aldo Leopold, “I now suspect that just as a herd of deer lives in mortal fear of its wolves, a mountain lives in …

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Hitler’s military operations against the Nemeses

[ad_1] Through Thomas Childers, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania When Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain, the Germans began planning the invasion of England. They knew they had to achieve air superiority over the English Channel, and so, an air battle between the German Air Force and the RAF ensued, called the …

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Full Spectrum Review: Color Our World

[ad_1] Color is to the eye what birdsong is to the ear: a primordial communion between ourselves and nature. The elemental power of color radiates from van Gogh’s glistening wheat fields; in the celestial photographs of the Hubble Space Telescope; and in the Technicolor fantasy landscape that erupts onscreen in …

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Women’s work through time

[ad_1] WHEN I teach the second half of my European Women’s History class, covering around 1215 to 1918, I use my own interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s phrase “a room of one’s own” to explain the historical differences in continuity. of women’s lives. Women throughout history have lived within the confines …

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Taschen: Frédéric Chaubin: The Stone Age

[ad_1] A heritage in stone. Castles and fortresses of medieval Europe. Follow the photographer Frédéric Chaubin as he embarks on a unique century-long journey through Europe. With images of over 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the continent’s most spectacular medieval castles in …

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Supergirl embarks on a medieval rampage

[ad_1] Supergirl is headed for a glorious fate in the future, but first she finds herself helpless, hurt, and stranded in a distant medieval world. Spoilers for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow # 1 forward! On a distant and medieval world, Super girl finds herself embroiled in a vendetta, and it …

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International Music Camp takes its lineup on the road

[ad_1] FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – The international music camp at Peace Garden has been canceled for the second year in a row. At least the traditional camp that straddles the Canada-US border. However, the camp is arriving in other parts of North Dakota. The organizers are setting up …

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Ongoing debates over shameful historical events and attitudes

[ad_1] Recent decisions to cancel a bicentennial celebration of Rural Rides by William Cobbett on grounds of historical anti-Semitism and racism have raised questions about the practice of history, local and otherwise. The book is a classic of place writing, especially in Hampshire. It describes the horseback rides undertaken by …

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Languedoc and Roussilon Wines Guide

[ad_1] The Languedoc and Roussillon regions are Mediterranean coastal strips of southern France, stretching from Provence to the Pyrenees to the Spanish border. On a map, the region does not look great, yet one in three French appellation wines is produced there. These independent provinces were coupled with an administrative …

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How literature helps us interpret the human face

[ad_1] In the first chapter of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Emma (1815) Emma Woodhouse, the beautiful and intelligent protagonist of the story, describes the marriage of her friend and former housekeeper: “Each body was on time, everyone was in their best light: not a tear, and hardly a long face …

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Women who occupied an important place in Greek history

[ad_1] “The Daughters of Theodora. Portrays one of the most famous and respected women in Greek history, Empress Theodora. Credit: Madrid Skylitz/Public domain The women of Greek history have persevered, protected, challenged and led in many fields over the centuries. On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek War …

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The Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya recognized as the best business hotel in Kuwait at the 2021 Business Traveler Middle East Awards

[ad_1] Held virtually due to regional and international travel restrictions, the prestigious ceremony awarded reader-voted awards in 19 different hotel categories, as well as recognition from luxury airlines and airport operators. Kuwait City, Kuwait – WEB WIRE – Monday, June 7, 2021 The highly anticipated 2021 Business Traveler Middle East …

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Tabletop RPG for fans of Machiavellian ploys

[ad_1] Anyone who has ever wanted to poison a guest, hatch a plot to usurp the throne, or fund rebellions to destabilize rival nations (in an RPG campaign) has several excellent options. Tabletop RPG like The king is dead or Dune: Adventures in the Imperium will satisfy the inner Machiavelli …

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Eucharistic adoration returns among young Catholics

[ad_1] Eucharistic worship, a practice rooted in the medieval church, is now an integral part of ministry to young Catholics. It has become a staple of youth retreats and campus ministry activities, pulling young Catholics away from wired connections for quiet reflection in front of the exposed Eucharist. Kimberly Belcher, …

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Italian castle in the Middle Ages, now TikTok star

[ad_1] “I have always liked living here. I was very lucky to be here, ”says Ludovica Sannazzaro. Correspondent Seth Dawn asked, “Did you move to live in the castle?” “ “Honestly, not from the start! “My house is my castleFor Ludovica, it’s more than just a metaphor. When asked when …

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How Gen Xers Approach Their Careers After COVID

[ad_1] As vaccination rates rise and the pandemic fades in the United States, some generations are inward-looking. Consider, for example, millennials, some of whom are embracing this The New York Times calls the economy YOLO – a cheerful acronym for “you only live once”. They leave stable, well-paying jobs to …

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