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What a Sufi Image of Cow Slaughter Tells Us About the Place of the Brahman in Medieval Persian ...

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For over a thousand years, since around the ninth century, the imagination of the Indian in Arabic and Persian literature coalesced in the figure of a ...
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A look at the Persian literary incarnation of the Brahman and the presentation of religious difference in the work of poet Abdul Qadir ‘Bedil’ Representative image: Credit: Thomas Hawk/Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 For over a thousand years, since around the ninth century, the imagination of the Indian in Arabic and Persian literature coalesced in the figure of a non-Islamic religious specialist, the Brahman. Not that of the Kayastha Hindu, the men of whose caste, from the mid-16th century onward, increasingly staffed the bureaucracies of the Afghan and Mughal states of North India, nor that of the occasional Brahman who, by familial and personal circumstance, received a traditional madrasa education in Arabic and Persian. For both these types of ...
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Päpstlicher als der Papst? Tagung zu "Mönchspäpsten" eröffnet

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Papal than the Pope? Meeting on "Monk Popes" opened
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... ebenso beteiligt wie an den Kreuzzügen oder an den Spannungen im 14. Jahrhundert, als die römische Kurie ihren Sitz im französischen Avignon ...
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Headquartered in the French Avignon... as well as on the Crusades or the tensions involved in the 14th century, as the Roman Curia...
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Salzburg, 19.10.2016 (KAP) Eigentlich sind sie ein Ding der Unmöglichkeit: Mönche auf dem Thron Petri. Wie soll schließlich die Leitung der Weltkirche mit einem Leben in monastischer Askese, Stille und Abgeschiedenheit vereinbar sein? Dies sei eine "semantische Spannung, vielleicht sogar ein Widerspruch", urteilt entsprechend der an der Universität Paris XIII. lehrende Historiker Andreas Sohn. Eine Spannung indes, die zugleich das Interesse der Wissenschaft weckt, wie eine internationale Fachtagung zeigt, die unter dem Titel "Benediktiner als Päpste" am Mittwoch in Salzburg eröffnet wurde - und zu der auch der emeritierte Papst Benedikt XVI. Grußworte schickte. "Mönchspäpste" seien durch die Kirchengeschichte hindurch nichts Ungewöhnlich...
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Salzburg, 19.10.2016 (CAPE) actually, they're an impossibility: monks on the throne of Peter. How can the leadership of the world church with a life of monastic asceticism, silence and seclusion be finally compatible? This is a "semantic power, perhaps even a contradiction", judge Andreas son according to the historian teachers University of Paris XIII. A stress however, that at the same time that piques the interest of science as an international symposium shows - opened under the title "Benedictine as Popes" on Wednesday in Salzburg and to the also the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings. "Monk Popes" be anything unusual throughout church history...
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À Gand, « l'Agneau mystique » révélé...

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In Ghent, "the Lamb of God" revealed...
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On retrouve aussi des plis du XVe siècle qui avaient été simplifiés par les repeints, donc c'est une lecture totalement différente », détaille la ...
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We also find pleats from the 15th century which had been simplified by the repainted, so it's a totally different reading", details the...
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L'Adoration de l'Agneau mystique, chef-d'œuvre de la peinture primitive flamande (1432), est l'une des œuvres d'art les plus connues au monde après la Joconde. Et pourtant, 600 ans après, le polyptyque des frères Van Eyck réserve encore des surprises. En témoigne sa saisissante restauration en cours à Gand, dans le nord de la Belgique.« On peut dire que c'est l'équivalent de la redécouverte de la Sixtine après la restauration du plafond de Michel-Ange », dit Marie Postec, conservatrice-restauratrice à l'Institut royal du patrimoine artistique (IRPA) de Bruxelles. « L'œuvre originale était cachée par des voiles de saleté, altérée, les couleurs étaient totalement faussées. Aujourd'hui, c'est la même chose qu'on retrouve ici, on a cette cha...
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The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, masterpiece of primitive painting Flemish (1432), is one of the best-known works of art in the world after the Mona Lisa. And yet, 600 years after, the Polyptych of the Van Eyck brothers surprises again. Evidenced by its ongoing restoration striking in Ghent, in the North of the Belgium. «» "You can say it's the equivalent of the rediscovery of the Sistine choir after the restoration of the ceiling by Michelangelo," said Marie Postec, curator-Restorer at the royal Institute for the artistic heritage (IRPA) of Brussels. "The original work was hidden by veils of dirt, altered, the colors were totally skewed. Today, it's the same thing here, we find we have this cha...
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Au Moyen Âge, information et désinformation sur l'Afrique

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In the middle ages, information and misinformation on Africa
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De l'Espagne à la Chine, tout le monde sait bien, au Moyen Âge, que l'or, les esclaves et d'autres marchandises précieuses proviennent d'une ...
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From Spain to China, everybody knows, in the middle ages, that gold, slaves and other valuable goods from one...
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Les sociétés de l’Afrique médiévale ont rarement laissé de sources écrites. Mais de nombreux textes rédigés hors d’Afrique durant cette période qui court du VIIe au XVe siècle, principalement dans le monde islamique mais pas exclusivement, fourmillent de mentions relatives au « Pays des Noirs », c’est-à-dire les régions que nous appellerions aujourd’hui l’Afrique subsaharienne.    Des géographes désireux de décrire l’intégralité du monde habité, des diplomates chargés de renseigner l’histoire des relations avec des pays lointains ont pris le soin de collecter pour leurs contemporains des informations sur ces parties du monde Des géographes ou encyclopédistes désireux de décrire l’intégralité du monde habité, des diplomates ou officiers d...
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Medieval Africa companies rarely left written sources. But many texts written out of Africa during this period which runs from the 7th to the 15th century, mainly in the Islamic world, but not exclusively, are full of references to the "black country", i.e. the regions that today we would call sub-Saharan Africa.    Geographers eager to describe all of the inhabited world, diplomats responsible to inform the story relationships with distant countries have taken care to collect for their contemporaries of the information on these parts of the world of Geographers or Encyclopedists eager to describe the entire inhabited world, diplomats and officers d...
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Fouilles: que peuvent révéler les sols de l'ancien hôpital de Calais?

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Excavations: what can reveal the soils of the former Hospital in Calais?
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On pense qu'elle peut remonter aux origines de la paroisse au Xe ou XIe siècle. Nous avons déjà trouvé des rivets d'assemblage de planches ...
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We think she can go back to the origins of the parish to the tenth or eleventh century. We already have rivets for Assembly of boards...
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Au pinceau et à la petite cuillère, le travail est minutieux. Le terrain compliqué pour dégager un par un les quelque 200 os de ce squelette pris dans du sable et des galets ronds du banc des Pierrettes. En bruit de fond, les engins de chantier qui décapent le sol des enrobés qui entouraient l’ancien hôpital. Il faudra deux jours à Sandie pour dégager ce jeune ancêtre calaisien de sa tombe de l’ancien cimetière de Calais. A quelques pas, Tristan guide la tractopelle qui creuse une tranchée entre gravats, restes de fondations modernes et ossements. Car à la place de l’ancien hôpital se trouvait jadis un cimetière sur près de 2 hectares, cimetière qui entourait l’église Saint-Pierre, la première du nom et la première de Calais. Sur cette é...
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With a brush and with a spoon, work is meticulous. The terrain complicated to clear one by one the 200 or so bones of this taken skeleton in the sand and round pebbles from the bench of the reflective. In background noise, construction machinery which lubes the asphalt ground which surrounded the old hospital. It will take two days to Sandie to clear this young calaisien ancestor of his grave in the cemetery of Calais. A few steps, Tristan guide the backhoe digging a trench between rubble, remnants of modern foundations, and bones. Because instead of the old hospital was once a cemetery on nearly 2 acres, cemetery that surrounded the St. Peter's Church, the first name and the first of Calais. On this e...
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Mauerreste, die Geschichten erzählen

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Remains of the walls that tell stories
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Die Archäologin Brigitte Andres hat eine Dissertation über die historischen Überreste von mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Alpsiedlungen im ...
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The archaeologist Brigitte Andres has a dissertation on the historical remains of medieval and early modern Alpine settlements in the...
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Hasliberg19. Oktober 2016Die Archäologin Brigitte Andres hat eine Dissertation über die historischen Überreste von mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Alpsiedlungen im Oberhasli verfasst. Sie erklärt, was sie an diesen Alpinen Wüstungen so fasziniert. Die Alpine Wüstung «Zum See» in Innertkirchen hat Brigitte Andres am besten gefallen. Sie besteht aus mehreren Gebäuderesten, von denen einer auf dem Bild zu erkennen ist. Die Mauern wurden an einen kleinen Felsblock angebaut.Foto: Archäologischer Dienst des Kantons Bern, Brigitte Andres Ein Haufen alter Steine in der saftig-grünen Alplandschaft des Oberhaslis – wo der Laie vielleicht gerade mal ein hübsches Fotomotiv entdeckt, sieht die Archäologin Brigitte Andres viel mehr. Sie schrie...
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Hasliberg19. October 2016Die has written a dissertation on the historical remains of medieval and early modern Alpine settlements in the Oberhasli archaeologist Brigitte Andres. She explains what so fascinates her in this alpine deserts. The Alpine village «to see» in Innertkirchen liked Brigitte Andres best. It consists of several buildings remains, of which one is on the screen. The walls were mounted on a small Boulder. Photo: Archaeological service of the canton of Bern, Brigitte Andres a bunch of old stones in the green alpine landscape of Oberhaslis - where the layman maybe discovered a nice photo opportunity, sees the archaeologist Brigitte Andres much more. She screamed...
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'City Of Fools': What Medieval Music Can Tell Us About Our Politics15:00

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Their upcoming performance is titled "City of Fools: Rule and Misrule in the Middle Ages." It's a concert of troubadour songs from the 12th to the 14th ...
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We have all heard on the news and the radio that this is a truly unique time for politics. Whether the scandals created by WikiLeaks, accusations of abuse by a presidential candidates, or accusations of voter fraud, we hear constantly that our political climate is in a dire state.But what if we were told that this isn't doomsday? That this has actually all happened before?The Boston Camerata, an early music ensemble, is doing just that. Their upcoming performance is titled "City of Fools: Rule and Misrule in the Middle Ages." It's a concert of troubadour songs from the 12th to the 14th centuries, bearing the good news that societies have dealt with political strife, and prevailed, for hundreds of years.GuestAnne Azema, vocalist and artis...
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Auctioneers found a 700-year-old secret hidden inside this 13th century Chinese sculpture

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When Australian auction house Mossgreen's head of Asian art, Ray Tregaskis, began checking out a 13th Century wooden Chinese bust they're ...
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When Australian auction house Mossgreen’s head of Asian art, Ray Tregaskis, began checking out a 13th Century wooden Chinese bust they’re sending to London for auction later this year, he stumbled across a surprise. A crumpled, 700-year-old Ming Dynasty banknote was hidden in a sculpture’s cavity. The note is stamped with three official red seals and dated the third year of the Ming Dynasty, the Hong Wu period (1368-1398). The note is inscribed “Da Ming Tong Xing Bao Chao”, “Yi Guan” and the lower section is inscribed with details that would make modern law enforcement envious of the way China tackled counterfeiting seven centuries ago. It reads: “Authorized by the Department of Finance, this bank note has the same function of coins, tho...
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Festakt in Nürnberg: Bayerisch-Tschechische Landesausstellung wird eröffnet

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Ceremony in Nuremberg, Germany: Bavarian-Czech national exhibition opens
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Auch eine kleine Ratte gehört zu den Ausstellungsstücken: Sie steht symbolisch für die Pest, die Europa im 14. Jahrhundert geprägt hat. Historische ...
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Also a small rat among the exhibits: symbolises the pest that has characterised Europe in the 14th century. Historical...
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Über 180 Exponate sind im Germanischen Nationalmuseum ausgestellt, darunter Leihgaben aus Prag, New York und Paris. Bei den "einschlägigen Exponaten" handelt es sich um Kunstwerke und Handschriften, aber auch Alltagsgegenstände: Ein Exemplar der Goldenen Bulle von 1356, die als eine Art Reichs-Grundgesetz gilt, wurde medial aufbereitet – Besucher können sie in drei Sprachen durchblättern. "Das hat es zu Karl IV. noch nicht gegeben und das wird es zu keinem anderen mittelalterlichen Herrscher in absehbarer Zeit geben." Richard Loibl, Direktor des Hauses der Bayerischen Geschichte Auch eine kleine Ratte gehört zu den Ausstellungsstücken: Sie steht symbolisch für die Pest, die Europa im 14. Jahrhundert geprägt hat. Historische Exponate aus ...
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Over 180 exhibits are displayed in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, including works on loan from Prague, New York and Paris. The "relevant exhibits" are works of art and manuscripts, but also everyday items: A copy of the Golden Bull of 1356, which is considered a kind of Empire Constitution was prepared media - visitors can browse through them in three languages. "That didn't even to Charles IV. and that there will be no other medieval ruler any time soon." Richard Loibl, Director of the House of Bavarian history even a little rat is among the exhibits: symbolises the pest that has characterised Europe in the 14th century. Historical exhibits from...
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Town centre dig unearths exciting details into creation of 'new town'

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And because of the Devon mud there is hope that even older finds, possibly dating back to the 6th century, are also going to turn up as the dig delves ...
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Comments (0) Archeologists digging in a Westcountry town centre are excited after unearthing an ancient child’s shoe and other everyday artefacts which could date back to the 1400s.The finds, in Newton Abbot, are remarkably intact thanks to South Devon’s claggy red mud, which has helped to preserve rare wood and leather objects which would otherwise have rotted centuries ago.“It’s this day-to-day stuff which is exciting,” said Simon Sworn, of Cotswold Archaeology and the site’s senior archaeological project officer. “The job is not all about kings under car parks,” he added.Along with the shoe, a number of other artefacts have been unearthed at the site. And because of the Devon mud there is hope that even older finds, possibly dating ba...
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