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The Northern Echo
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A BOOK of visions recorded in the 14th Century – said to the first known book written in the English language by a woman – are to be revived in a North-East composed concert of song, music and our medieval and now native tongue.
South China Morning Post
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Palermo is a hard place to love unless youre a panel beater. Half the cars in Sicilys traffic-choked capital are covered in dents and scrapes. I arrive expecting the humid Mediterranean breeze to carry the scent of lemons. Instead it smells of petrol. The old saying When in Rome, drive like the Romans but in other countries it could get you arrested, also applies to Sicily. Its not only erratic driving thats to blame for the number of prangs,...
Informed Comment
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It did indeed save the day in three global wars and might have lived happily ever after as the worlds sole superpower if not for the sudden emergence of a new menace. Seemingly out of nowhere, Islamo-fascists shattered American complacence with a sneak attack reminiscent of Pearl Harbor. Collectively the people asked: Why do they hate us? Of course, there was no time to really reflect, so the government simply got to work, taking the fight to our new medieval enemies on their own turf. Its admittedly been a long, hard slog, but what choice did our leaders have? Better, after all, to fight them in Baghdad than Brooklyn. What if, however, this foundational narrative is not just flawed but little short of delusional? Alternative accounts lead to wholly divergent conclusions and are more likely to inform prudent policy in the Middle East.
Variety
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The playwright Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, “An Octoroon”) must be concerned about the state of our immortal souls, because his new work, Everybody now premiering at Off Broadways Signature Theater is based on a medieval morality play that instructs sinners on how to repent and seek redemption. Something is inevitably lost in adapting the... Read more »
Haaretz
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Archaeologists say that the discovery bolsters the theory that Peki'in's medieval synagogue was built on the site of an ancient Roman one.
STV
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He has to come back up through the floor, the conspirators hear him and he is stabbed to death. It has echoes of Richard III who was found buried under a Leicester car park. It's hoped unearthing the final resting place of James I and recreating it as a virtual museum can rediscover medieval Perth and medieval Scotland.
STV
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James I was violently murdered in Perth in 1437 and later buried at Charterhouse monastery. The search for his remains is part of a project to create a major visitor attraction in the city, using virtual reality to take people back to medieval times. Here's Lynne Rankin.
France 24
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The Vatican and Rome's Jewish community on Monday presented an ambitious exhibition on the menorah which will bring together 130 works featuring the iconic Jewish candelabrum, an ancient symbol of the faith. The show on the seven-candle Hebrew lamp will run simultaneously from May 15 to July 23 at the Vatican museums and the synagogue complex in a city which once housed one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. The artifacts are being loaned by nearly 20 museums around the world, including London's National Gallery and the Louvre in Paris. Among them will be one of the earliest known depictions of a menorah, an engraved stone found at the site in Israel where a synagogue from the Second Temple period was discovered by archaeologists in 2009. Christian medieval candlesticks inspired by the menorah, as well as the works of contemporary artists, will also be on display.
TIME - Top Stories
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I didnt have a story. I think I had had a conversation with my wife about the way that people converse at family reunions in Iowa, how people trace where everybody wound up. When I first started reading this book, I thought it was sci-fi, and it turned out to be more like horror. How do you approach the idea of genre? I never really believed in the idea of genre, in part because Ive always read a lot of old literature, medieval and post-medieval and Roman stuff. Back when the novel was fairly new, that it was a novel, that was its genre. The idea that it would be a science fiction novel or a historical novel, those are categories that are put on stuff later. If you read Tristram Shandy , well, its all kinds of novels: its a comedy, its a novel of manners, its a travel narrative, its a ton of things.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Sky News
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They could be getting all of this faith and religious guidance outside of school hours. He talks about medieval and paints pictures in our minds. The church was the only provider of education until well into the 19th century.
Derby Telegraph
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A historical artefact dating back thousands of years has been uncovered on a Derbyshire building site.The Stone Age hand axe was found after experts were called in before five homes were built on the site at Hartshorne. Archaeologist Donald Clark described the find as the best thing he has discovered during his 10-year career. He also found found broken medieval pottery on the Repton Road site.The dig in Hartshorne has produced finds dating back thousands of years. The applicant was told that...
Woot
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In fact, potatoes are neither the original nor the most typical source of vodka. For one thing, the origins of vodka go back to medieval Poland and Russia, centuries before the potato arrived in Europe from the New World . See, vodka can be distilled from anything with enough sugar or starch to produce a fermentable mash. Grains are the most common (and probably the oldest) source, but molasses, beets, and fruit are all possibilities as well. Of American's ten top-selling vodkas today, six (Absolut, Svedka, Skyy, Grey Goose, Ketel One, and Pinnacle) are made from wheat, while another, New Amsterdam, is made from a blend of "the finest grains." Ciroc is made from two different types of French grape, while Smirnoff and Tito's come from corn. Other popular vodkas are distilled from barley (like Finlandia) and rye (like Belvedere). There are still a few well-regarded potato vodkas, like Poland's Luksosawa and Pennsylvania's Boyd Blair, but they represent a tiny niche of the market.
BBC News 24
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And maybe, in this kind of a system - think medieval Europe - any other possible claimant to the kingship could potentially be a threat. In the 21st-century, fratricide is normally confined to history books.
Derby Telegraph
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A historical artefact dating back thousands of years has been uncovered on a Derbyshire building site.The Stone Age hand axe was found after experts were called in before five homes were built on the site at Hartshorne. Archaeologist Donald Clark described the find as the best thing he has discovered during his 10-year career. He also found found broken medieval pottery on the Repton Road site.The dig in Hartshorne has produced finds dating back thousands of years. The applicant was told that...
Reuters
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The Washington Times - Olympics
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SAPPORO, Japan (AP) - For Qatar women's curling team, just about everything is a new experience. Curling, a sport that has links with medieval Scotland and is more suited to the Canadian prairies, has taken a small foothold in the Middle East. Just how new are Qatar's players to curling? ...
The Week
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Washingtons Blog
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S. courts the government of Saudi Arabia, including the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., Prince Bandar, and his wife, both of whom had been regularly paying thousands of dollars to the Saudi officials who were paying the 9/11 terrorists during the immediate lead-up to 9/11 . Obama’s argument for their being above the law was that if the Sauds were to be held liable for what they did to produce 9/11, then the U.S. President and other U.S. officials could be held liable for what they do (bombings, coups, invasions, etc.) to other countries. Obama’s argument was the Medieval concept of ‘sovereign immunity’, or ‘the king can do no wrong’. However, since Congress was up for re-election at the time, it overrode Obama’s veto. “‘I would venture to say that this is the single most embarrassing thing that the United States Senate has done, possibly, since 1983,’ [White House] press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters” on that occasion.
BBC News 24
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And maybe, in this kind of a system - think medieval Europe - any other possible claimant to the kingship could potentially be a threat. In the 21st-century, fratricide is normally confined to history books.
BBC News 24
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All sorts of ideas, along with technologies, were telescoped into a matter of a few decades and suddenly by the end of the 19th century, the Middle East looked radically different from how it had looked at the beginning. Many people looking at this would say that is all very good and well, but we look to the Middle East now and what we see in some places is autocracy that looks suspiciously medieval, they will argue about the activities of the Islamic State as being barbaric and they will say if all this is true in the 19th century, what went wrong? What happened is that the high watermark of liberalism and what I would consider Enlightenment values in the Middle East really was about the beginning of the First World War.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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BBC News 24
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And maybe, in this kind of a system - think medieval Europe - any other possible claimant to the kingship could potentially be a threat. In the 21st-century, fratricide is normally confined to history books.