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Das Geschäft mit der Sünde - Ablass und Ablasswesen im Mittelalter

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The business with the Sin - drain and drain system in the middle ages
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An dieser Stelle könnte man höchstens bemängeln, dass diverse Texte aus der mittelalterlichen deutschen Sprache im Original gebracht werden und ...
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At this point, you could complain more than bringing various texts from the medieval German language in the original...
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Die Autorin Christiane Laudage setzt sich ?u?erst fair mit dieser komplexen und f?r die Kirchengeschichte (Stichwort: Martin Luther) so bedeutsamen Thematik auseinander. Buchbesprechung von Hans Jakob B?rgerLinz (kath.net) ?Das Gesch?ft mit der S?nde? ist der Titel eines soeben im Herder-Verlag erschienenen Buches, das sich mit ?Ablass und Ablasswesen im Mittelalter? besch?ftigt. Anders als es der Titel m?glicherweise vermuten l?sst, setzt sich die Autorin, Christiane Laudage, auf rund 260 Seiten ?u?erst fair mit dieser komplexen und f?r die Kirchengeschichte (Stichwort: Martin Luther) so bedeutsamen Thematik auseinander, woran sich noch einmal mehr als 60 Seiten mit Anmerkungen anschlie?en.In ihrem Vorwort formuliert Laudage ihr Ziel wi...
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Women and the Protestant Reformation

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Jeanne de Jussie was born in 1503, and as a young woman joined the Poor Clares, who had established a convent in Geneva in the late 15th century ...
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Luther and the Reformers went to war against the evangelical counsels as ideals and as the core of a vowed, religious life. Every woman—it was assumed—was meant for marriage, children, and homemaking. Detail from "The Convent Choir” (1865) by Jehan Georges Vibert [WikiArt.org] At the end of October 2016, Pope Francis traveled to Lund, Sweden. He was there to commemorate the beginning of a momentous anniversary: five hundred years since Martin Luther’s posting of his “95 Theses” on October 31, 1517 and therefore the commonly-recognized beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation and narratives               Historians dispute whether or not the iconic event—the Augustinian priest literally nailing the document on the Wittenbu...
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In Morocco's Fez, world's oldest library holds gems

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Another 12th-century manuscript — a treatise in astronomy by philosopher Al Farabi — shows the course of the planet Jupiter, complete with drawings ...
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In Morocco's Fez, world's oldest library holds gems01.12.2016Nestled in a labyrinth of streets in the heart of Morocco's ancient city of Fez, stands the world's oldest working library. Its sculpted dark wooden door stands almost hidden on the edge of a square where artisans hammer away at copper in a deafening din, delighting passing tourists. But for the few lucky enough to be allowed behind the door, a staircase tiled with green and blue hints at the written wonders beyond. As early writings from the Arabic-speaking world have come under increasing threat from extremists, the Qarawiyyin library is home to priceless treatises in Islamic studies, astronomy and medicine. Last year the Islamic State group burned thousands of rare manuscrip...
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Fourteenth-Century Plague Pit Unearthed in England

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LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND—Estimates suggest that up to half of England's population died of the Black Death between 1346 and 1353.
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LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND—Estimates suggest that up to half of England’s population died of the Black Death between 1346 and 1353. The Independent reports that a team of archaeologists has unearthed a mass grave at the monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, in the East of England. The remains of 48 people, including more than 20 children, were found in the grave. DNA testing of tooth pulp obtained from the skeletons has revealed the presence of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes the plague. Hugh Willmott of the University of Sheffield explained that the team did not expect to find a mass burial in rural Lincolnshire. The discovery suggests that the small community was overwhelmed by the number of deaths caused by the epidemic. The tea...
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Auction Preview: Christie's Rare Books & Manuscripts From 15th to 20th Century, Paris, Dec 5

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*One of the rare books illustrated by Foujita titled 'Enchanted River' by René Heron Villefosse, containing 27 original etchings of Tsuguharu Foujita.
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What: Sale of rare books and manuscripts from the 15th to the 20th centuryWhere: Christie’s, 9 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, FranceWhen: December 5, 2:30pmPublic Viewing: December 2, 10am- 6pm; December 3, 10am- 6pm; December 4, 2pm- 6pmTop Lots of the Sale:The auction brings 107 lots of important books and manuscripts on various subjects from the 15th century through 20th century period The top lots of the sale include:*One of the rare books illustrated by Foujita titled ‘Enchanted River’ by René Heron Villefosse, containing 27 original etchings of Tsuguharu Foujita. Estimate: €150,000- €200,000 (US$159,255 – US$212,339);*An important manuscript of ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ by Giovanni Verga. Estimate: €100,000- €150,000 (US$106,170- $159,...
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PREVIEW: The Rose Ensemble's Winter Garden

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A German rendition of what English singers usually know as “Lo, how a rose e'er blooming.” Hail, Mary, full of grace Anon. 15th-century English carol
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The Rose Ensemble. Photo by Michael Haug Photography. Winter weather may be here (hello, hail on Monday!), but the Rose Ensemble is still keeping things growing in these northern climates with a concert program entitled The Rose in Winter. This program, which will be presented December 15-18 in the Twin Cities and Duluth, includes 23 pieces of music. Here’s some trivia about the pieces on the program: Christe, qui lux es et dies Robert White (d. 1574)Twenty-five years after Robert White’s death, Thomas Morley named him as one of the seven best composers of the Tudor period, listing him before the still-living William Byrd. Ysayas cecinit Anon. 12th-century FrenchThe title refers to the Rod of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1-10). Jesse’s son David bec...
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The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

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These scenes resemble drawings in the alchemical tradition, which gave rise to a now debunked theory that the thirteenth-century natural philosopher ...
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The manuscript was made in the ordinary medieval way, but the script was apparently invented by whoever made it. Credit Photograph Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University / Wikimedia Commons The word “ink” is a child of the Latin incaustum, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale, then darken. This is not what’s happening, physically, but it makes sense as a metaphor: a medieval manuscript, because it was made by hand, is necessarily an original, even when it is a copy of something else. It cannot be standardized any more than a thing can be unburned. The Voynich Manuscript is a special kind of origi...
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The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

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We know, thanks to carbon dating, that it was put together in the early fifteenth century. But no living person has ever, as far as we know, understood it.
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The manuscript was made in the ordinary medieval way, but the script was apparently invented by whoever made it. Credit Photograph Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University / Wikimedia Commons The word “ink” is a child of the Latin incaustum, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale, then darken. This is not what’s happening, physically, but it makes sense as a metaphor: a medieval manuscript, because it was made by hand, is necessarily an original, even when it is a copy of something else. It cannot be standardized any more than a thing can be unburned. The Voynich Manuscript is a special kind of origi...
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Trinity choirmaster spins off a (mostly) a capella project

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... two works each by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Michael Praetorius plus several other pieces from the Renaissance and Middle Ages.
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There’s a new krewe in town, but it doesn’t parade or throw trinkets. It’s a choral ensemble that specializes in the works of 16th- and 17th-century composers.This week the Krewe du Voix will make its debut with two public concerts in local churches.French for “voice,” Voix presents “Christmas with Palestrina and Praetorius” at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Garden District Dec. 6 and at St. Patrick’s Church downtown Dec. 10. The free, hourlong program will feature two works each by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Michael Praetorius plus several other pieces from the Renaissance and Middle Ages.Krewe du Voix is the creation of the new organist and choir director at Trinity Episcopal Church, Dr. Paul Weber.Founded by Weber this summ...
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Découverte d'un premier charnier de la grande peste hors de Londres

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Discovery of a first mass grave of the great plague out of London
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La "mort noire", transmise notamment par les rats, fut l'une des pires pandémies de l'histoire de l'humanité, ravageant l'Europe au XIVe siècle et ...
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The "black death", transmitted by rats, was one of the worst pandemics in the history of humanity, in Europe in the 14th century and...
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Une équipe d'archéologues a découvert le premier charnier situé hors de Londres de victimes de la grande peste qui décima la moitié de la population de l'Angleterre au XIVe siècle, a annoncé mercredi l'université de Sheffields. Les squelettes de 48 personnes, dont 27 enfants, ont été retrouvés dans un site proche de l'hôpital de l'abbaye de Thornton, dans le Lincolnshire (ouest de l'Angleterre), en excavant un champ sur lequel de tranquilles moutons paissaient depuis des générations. "Les deux seuls charniers identifiés à ce jour des victimes de la peste bubonique étaient situés à Londres", a relevé Hugh Willmott, directeur des fouilles, sur le site de l'Université. "La découverte d'un charnier dans un coin tranquille de l'Angleterre rur...
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