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Mutilation and the Law in Early Medieval Europe and India: A Comparative Study

Mutilation and the Law in Early Medieval Europe and India: A Comparative Study   Introduction: In her survey, Crime and Punishment in Ancient India, Sukla Das highlights the occurrence—in religious texts, literary material, and legal digests—of the use of branding and … Continue reading

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The Legend of King Arthur Through the Ages

The legend of King Arthur is one that has captured the attention of the public throughout centuries. Each interpretation and reimaging of the legend reflects the time the author lived in. By tracing the Arthurian myth throughout centuries, the myths … Continue reading

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A little touch of Branagh: Henry V

  Abstract: Taking as a starting point the illuminating similarity between the critical reception of Kenneth Branagh’s film of Henry V (1989) and the liberal humanist reading of the Shakespearean play-text, this article highlights a series of significant stress-points in the … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: medieval inspiration

With the premiere of the newest season of Game of Thrones  a repost a look at the inspirations for the show. From warrior eunuchs to shadowy assassins, Carolyne Larrington introduces some of the remarkable medieval people whose lives are reflected … Continue reading

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Dublin Castle Review

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