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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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Reflections on Our Fascination with Vikings and What It Tells Us about How We Engage with the Past

Reflections on Our Fascination with Vikings and What It Tells Us about How We Engage with the Past I have always been fascinated with the more distant past. The present or even recent past has never interested me much – … Continue reading

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260,000 digitized images of Jewish art and artifacts now online

The Hebrew University’s Center for Jewish Art has launched the world’s largest index of Jewish Art, a collection of more than 260,000 digitized images of Jewish objects and artifacts from all over the world. The Index preserves the rich artistic … Continue reading

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Major archaeological finds at Greenwich uncover lost Royal palace

The team working on the Painted Hall Project have uncovered the remains of Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and of his daughters Mary and Elizabeth I. Greenwich Palace had a scale and magnificence comparable to Hampton Court Palace, set in a … Continue reading

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The Animated Bayeux Tapestry

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through … Continue reading

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Medieval Islamic Thought and the ‘What is X?’ Question

Introduction: In his early dialogues Plato presents a Socrates who goes around raising the famous “what is x?” question and receiving no satisfactory answer. In the case of Medieval Islamic Thought the raising of the “what is x?” question is fraught … Continue reading

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