Medieval Studies

20 Jan 19
Quillette

Next month, Ayatollah Khamenei’s theocracy will stage celebrations commemorating 40 years of revolutionary power. It will do so amidst widespread acts of civil disobedience, street protests, labor strikes, and ubiquitous resentment produced by a collapsed economy and grotesque corruption. Even prominent regime insiders are now openly proclaiming the emptiness of the regime’s authority, with critiques resembling late […]

20 Jan 19
EXPOSEDNews TV

The sun, planets and angels and the firmament. Woodcut dated 1475. In biblical cosmology, the firmament is the structure above the atmosphere of Earth, conceived as a vast solid dome.[1] According to the Genesis creation narrative, God created the firmament to separate the “waters above” the earth from the “waters below” the earth.[2] The word is anglicized from the Latin firmamentum, which appears in the Vulgate, a late-4th-century Latin translation of the Bible. Contents […]

19 Jan 19
Realist Review

  Image: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slaves_Zadib_Yemen_13th_century_BNF_Paris.jpg#mw-jump-to-license By: Matt Petti In 625 AD, two armies met along the Nile. Muslim warriors led by Abdullah ibn Saad ibn Abi-Sarh marched south from Egypt towards Dongola, the capital of the Christian kingdom of Makuria, which ruled over Nubia in modern-day Sudan. But the advancing Muslims were met by the infamous “pupil-strikes,” […]

19 Jan 19
Rose Strang Artworks

Above, today’s progress on ‘January. Nightscape’, which needs a few more days work … As mentioned in the last two posts, I’m working on a series inspired by the Medieval view of the planets and cosmos – a complicated yet harmonious and imaginatively inspiring view of the ‘heavens’ as they were known. My current painting […]

19 Jan 19
Lines

“I asked a Costco HQ lawyer once: Why Costco doesn’t just pick a good quality sedan, SUV, and pickup each year and negotiate a great price for Costco members from the manufacturer, like with other products? He said car dealers have a huge amount of power in state legislatures.” “Costco lawyer explained, by the way, […]

19 Jan 19
Camellia's Travel Blog

This morning we had a light breakfast in our room and talked about the plans for the day. Robert snuck away for about an hour early on in order to go and fetch our car. The rental place is closed on Sundays so we had to pick up the car today. He parked it in […]

19 Jan 19
Hawaii Science Digest

Welcome to the Saturday edition of “Hawaii Science Digest.”  This Hawaii Island blog focuses on science, technology, medicine, health, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI).  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of National Public Radio (NPR), its reporters and contributors.  Today’s post cites articles published by National Public Radio, 19 January 2019. […]

19 Jan 19
Puxill

{I apologize for the delay in posting this. When I started writing the entry for the 17th, I realized that something was wrong. I had to re-write a great deal of this to correct that. Hopefully, I got it right.} Sleep Journal 16 January 2019 Craig returned much more slowly, head down, checking the numbers. […]

19 Jan 19
Gospel & Missions

Mortification noun great embarrassment and shame. the action of subduing one’s bodily desires.   Perhaps you have never heard of the term mortification until now. Maybe you have grown up in a church environment where this term was used and explained, maybe you have heard the term used by a pastor reading from the King […]

19 Jan 19
Alexis Abroad

Studying abroad can be a very independent experience. At times it can feel  both lonely and empowering to be far from home all by yourself. One of the things that has been most helpful in my adjustment has been the process of establishing of new roots for myself here in Salamanca. Making friends allowed me […]

19 Jan 19
The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

University of Leeds, 9th–10th September 2019 Confirmed speakers: David Fairer (Leeds), Greg Garrard (British Columbia), Sue Edney (Bristol) Including a reading of poetry and prose with Simon Armitage, Helen Jukes, and Jack Thacker. The influence and spirit of ‘georgic’, as a genre or mode – named for Virgil’s Georgics, the primary classical model – can be […]

19 Jan 19
Inter Medieval

Academic work on professional wrestling to date has explored the way in which storylines are intrinsically and unavoidably developed by both the creative team behind a promotion as well as its fans, as Katz Rizzo points out: Live professional wrestling is a performance in which creative power lies in between the performers and the fans. […]

19 Jan 19
Cambria Will Not Yield

The national dustmen, after entertaining one another with a great many noisy little fights among themselves, had dispersed for the present, and Mr. Gradgrind was at home for the vacation. He sat writing in the room with the deadly statistical clock, proving something no doubt – probably, in the main, that the Good Samaritan was […]

19 Jan 19
nicolsonbrooks

There were only two things that tempted me away from the life of a monk – conventional sexual appetites and religion. Otherwise, a contemplative existence, withdrawn from the cruel and stupid world, while baking bread, brewing beer and doing a bit of gardening, would have suited me well. I know this, because I studied medieval […]

19 Jan 19
upostin

India is the 7th largest country in the world with 29 states and 7 union territories. In this article, we are providing the details of all these states and UTs. Because the study material is quite expensive. but education is an equal right for everyone. so we are trying to provide information and study material […]