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Conference in Kalamazoo focusing on all things medieval

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Pop culture touchstones such as the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin's “Game of Thrones” will fit alongside ...
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Pop culture touchstones such as the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” will fit alongside the Black Death, Muslim migrants, magic, mapmaking and many other topics at a southwestern Michigan conference focusing on the Middle Ages.The four-day Congress on Medieval Studies kicks off Thursday on the Kalamazoo campus of Western Michigan University. It’s expected to draw about 3,000 medieval scholars from around the world and feature roughly 550 sessions.Organizers say the annual event seeks to strike a balance between the period’s portrayal in today’s books and films and deeper dives into the architecture, politics, science and other topics of that age.The conference also includes a Frid...
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A Foreign Visitor to Angkor—600 Years Ago

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For their version, Solang and Beling Uk decided to go back to the Chinese manuscript, using as a reference the 14th-century version of Zhou ...
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When Chinese diplomat Zhou Daguan was called back home in 1297 after spending nearly a year at King Indravarman III’s court at Angkor, he embarked upon a ritual that would be familiar to modern-day diplomats: sitting down to write a detailed report about the country he called Zhenla. His jottings on what he had seen and heard during his year abroad became the basis of a book that has gone down through the centuries as the main source of information on daily life in the Angkorian empire. In it, Zhou Daguan covers everything from slavery to skin diseases, with digressions on hairstyles, gallbladder thieves and the availability of eggplant. A new version of the book, annotated by the Cambodian-Chinese couple Solang and Beling Uk and publish...
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Ramanuj's philosophy

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Later during 14th century inspired by 'Prapatti' Ramanand Swami did unprecedented work of giving social-base to 'Bhakti movement' launched in ...
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Er.Rajesh Pathak ‘The good of an individual consists not in caste, but in the virtue he or she possess’-one who gave the message like this was great saint and ideal of many, ShriRamanujacharya, who was born in ShriPerumbadur, Tamilnadu, in 1017 1AD. He is infact remembered more for the great work he did in realm of spirituality, yet in the field of social-harmony the initiatives he took were no less notable. Rejecting all kinds of caste-based discriminatory prohibitions he used to take meal from the hands of chandalas[people belonging to so-called lowest of low-castes]. He had the gates of famous Tirunarayan Perumaal Vaishnav temple opened to give entrance to untouchables. It was because of divine influence of RamanujGollas, backward com...
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Authentischer Alltag auf dem Mildenstein

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An authentic life on the Mildenstein
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Die Leisniger Burg lädt ab Sonntag zu einem mittelalterlichen Fest der besonderen Art ein: Gezeigt wird das tägliche Leben, wie es wirklich gewesen ...
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Invites the Leisniger Castle from Sunday to a medieval feast of a special kind: daily life, is shown as it really been...
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... die Ritter und Knappen.  Bild 1 / 4 ... das gemeinsame Essen an der großen Festtafel und natürlich auch noch ...  Bild 2 / 4 Es gibt dort auch einen Schreiber...  Bild 3 / 4 Die Mitglieder der Interessengemeinschaft "Burgalltag"beziehen vom 15. bis 20. Mai auf Burg Mildenstein in Leisnig ihr Quartier. Foto: Burg Mildenstein /Archiv Bild 4 / 4 Die Leisniger Burg lädt ab Sonntag zu einem mittelalterlichen Fest der besonderen Art ein: Gezeigt wird das tägliche Leben, wie es wirklich gewesen sein könnte. erschienen am 12.05.2016Leisnig. Burg Mildenstein in Leisnig bietet ab Pfingstsonntag ein mittelalterliches Spektakel der besonderen Art. Die Burg erwacht zum Leben - und das ganz authentisch. Dafür sorgt die Gruppe "Burgalltag.de". Besu...
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... the Knights and knaves.  Image 1 / 4... the common meal at the big table and of course also still...  Image 2 / 4 there is also a writer...  Image 3 / 4 the members of the interest group "Castle life" take on Castle Mildenstein in Leisnig their quarters from May 15 to 20. Photo: Castle Mildenstein / archive image 4 / 4 invites the Leisniger Castle from Sunday to a medieval feast of a special kind: shows the daily life as it could have been really. published on the 12.05.2016Leisnig. Castle Mildenstein in Leisnig offers a medieval spectacle special Pentecost Sunday. The Castle comes to life - and that quite authentic. This is ensured by the group "Burgalltag.de". Visitors...
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Krefeld: Linn im Zeichen der Ritter und Handwerker

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Krefeld: Linn in the characters of the Knights and craftsmen
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Die Trutzburg in Linn: Am Pfingstwochenende zeigt sich das Leben hier wieder, wie es im Mittelalter gewesen sein könnte. Ritter und Handwerker ...
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The fortress in Linn: Whitsun weekend life shows again how it could have been in the middle ages. Knights and merchants...
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Krefeld. Handwerker, Ritter und Musikanten präsentieren sich an den Pfingsttagen zum 41. Mal auf dem Flachsmarkt in Linn. Der traditionelle Handwerker- und Erlebnismarkt rund um die Burg zeigt Handwerkskünste - auch ausgestorbener Berufe - und bietet ein attraktives Programm für die ganze Familie. Lehmbauer, Kettenhemdmacher und Flachsspinner gehören längst nicht mehr zu den heutigen Jobangeboten. Was eine Perückenmacherin können musste, kann man sich noch vorstellen, aber wie versiert sich ein Seiler auf Rosshaar, Wildschweinborsten und Flachsfasern verstand, damit er Seile und Taue bester Qualität fertigen konnte, erstaunt manchen. Beim Flachsmarkt von Samstag, 14., bis Montag 16. Mai, können Interessierte solchen Handwerkern bei der A...
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Krefeld. Knight, craftsmen and musicians present at the Pentecost days for the 41st time in the flax market in Linn. The traditional craftsmen and experience market around the Castle shows handicrafts - also extinct occupations - and offers an attractive programme for the whole family. The current job offers no longer include clay farmer, chain shirt maker and flax spinner. One can imagine yet what had to can a graphic, but how savvy a Seiler on horse hair, boar bristles, and flax fibre understood so that he was able to make ropes and cables high quality, surprised some. When the flax market Saturday, 14th to Monday, May 16, interested can such artisans at the A...
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Consecration in Siva temple after 19 years

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There are two inscriptions of the 13th Century. The only inscription that would be clearly visible to the visitors can be found above a pillar in the ...
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CHENNAI: The consecration of the Virupakshishwara temple was last held in 1998. After a complete makeover including a 72 feet high rajagopuram at the entrance of the south side on the Virupakshishwarar Koil Street and covered with stucco sculptures like the 108 Tandava forms of Siva, a kumbabhishekam was performed early morning Wednesday.A large crowd of devotees thronged the temple, in complete awe of the temple-complex that had been spruced up. The temple is located in the heart of Mylapore at Bazar Road and is one of the seven important Siva temples in the Mylapore area and also one of the most ancient. Kumbabhishekam at the temple Historian Chitra Madhavan briefed us on the history of the temple in a release. “Those connected with th...
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Arts and Entertainment Roundup

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The Bayeux Tapestry, one of the best preserved remnants of the Middle Ages, is a 227-foot long, 20-inch wide strip of embroidered linen depicting the ...
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Wo in Wiesbaden die Trauung zum originellen Ereignis werden kann

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Where in Wiesbaden, the marriage can be to the original event
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Vor allem für Kinder ist das Ambiente aus dem 12. Jahrhundert ein echtes Highlight, denn sie dürfen sich nach der Trauung stilecht mit Kettenhemd, ...
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Especially for children, the ambience from the 12th century is a real highlight, because they must be after the ceremony authentically with chain mail...
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Von Beate RaschFRAUENSTEIN - 110 steile Stufen f?ren hinauf in die Burg Frauenstein. ?Die meisten sind erst einmal au?r Atem, wenn sie oben im Trauzimmer ankommen?, sagt Linda Seel, die zust?dige Standesbeamtin und stellvertretende Leiterin der Ortsverwaltung Dotzheim. Wer den Aufstieg geschafft hat, wird gleich in mehrfacher Hinsicht belohnt, denn die 1184 errichtete und somit ?teste Burg Wiesbadens ist eine ganz au?rgew?nliche Hochzeitslocation! Das mittelalterliche Trauzimmer hat Platz f? etwa 25 G?te, von denen die meisten stehen m?sen, und bietet einen herrlichen Panoramablick in alle Himmelsrichtungen. Vor allem f? Kinder ist das Ambiente aus dem 12. Jahrhundert ein echtes Highlight, denn sie d?fen sich nach der Trauung stilecht mi...
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By Beate RaschFRAUENSTEIN - 110 stages steep f? ren up in the Burg Frauenstein. ? Most are only once au? r breath, if they come up in the ceremony room?, says Linda Seel, who matters? complete Registrar and Deputy Head of the local Government of Dotzheim. Who made the climb, rewarded equal in many respects, because the 1184 built and thus? try Castle of Wiesbaden is a completely au? rgew? personal wedding location! The medieval ceremony room has place f? about 25 G? te, of which most are m? sen, and offers a magnificent panoramic view in all directions. In particular f? Children the ambience from the 12th century is a real highlight, because they d? fen after the ceremony authentically mi...
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Fressin : Le château est ouvert aux visites

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Fressin: The castle is open for tours
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Édifié au XVe siècle par Jean de Créquy, conseiller du Duc de Bourgogne Philippe le Bon, le château féodal de Fressin est une véritable forteresse, ...
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Built in the 15th century by Jean de Créquy, Advisor of the Duke of Burgundy Philip the good, the feudal Castle's Fressin is a veritable fortress...
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Édifié au XVe siècle par Jean de Créquy, conseiller du Duc de Bourgogne Philippe le Bon, le château féodal de Fressin est une véritable forteresse, avec ses bastions défensifs adaptés à l’artillerie. Démantelés au XVIIe siècle sous Louis XIV, ces vestiges impressionnent encore par leur puissance. Des jardins thématiques délivrent une partie de leurs mystères. Le château de Fressin est un site à découvrir en famille avec visite audio-guidée et parcours à énigmes pour les enfants. La saison 2016 vient de commencer. Les membres de l’Association du Château de Fressin, que préside Christian Duflos, accueillent le public tout au long de la saison estivale et ce jusqu’aux Journées du Patrimoine. Des visites et des activités y sont proposées : v...
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Built in the 15th century by Jean de Créquy, Advisor of the Duke of Burgundy Philip the good, the feudal Castle's Fressin is a veritable fortress, with its defensive bastions adapted to artillery. Dismantled in the 17th century under Louis XIV, these vestiges still impress with their power. Thematic Gardens issue part of their mysteries. The castle's Fressin is a site to discover family with audio-guided tour and course riddles for kids. The 2016 season has just begun. The members of the Association of the castle's Fressin, chaired by Christian Duflos, receive the public throughout the summer and this season until the heritage days. Visits and activities proposed therein: v...
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Portuguese festival is time for reflection, fun

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The celebration honors the pious Portuguese Queen Isabel who was a champion of the poor and later canonized as a saint. Around the 14th century, ...
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Now in its 145th year, the I.D.E.S Portuguese Pentecost Festival is a Half Moon Bay tradition filled with fun, food and drink, but there’s more to it than that.Beneath the festive surface, the four-day event is steeped in tradition and offers up a time to reflect on those who have come before and endured hardship in order to lay the foundation for the next generation.The celebration honors the pious Portuguese Queen Isabel who was a champion of the poor and later canonized as a saint. Around the 14th century, the people of the Azores (a group of islands west of Portugal), were in the throes of great famine and prayed to the Holy Ghost for help. On the morning of Pentecost Sunday, their petition was heard as a ship carrying supplies saile...
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