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Tale of Tales: EW review

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The height of their popularity was in the 1970s, and they tended to be episodic, set in the Middle Ages, and revolved around little quick-hit morality ...
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There’s a tradition in Italian cinema of what are called “Decameron films”. The height of their popularity was in the 1970s, and they tended to be episodic, set in the Middle Ages, and revolved around little quick-hit morality tales spiced up with a pinch of sex, a dash of comedy, and a soupçon of gore. In Italian director Matteo Garrone’s latest film, the stunning — and stunningly weird — English-language fantasia Tale of Tales, he attempts to turn the once proudly low-brow Decameron genre into museum-quality high art. The results are mixed. Tale of Tales is presented as three fables woven together through common themes of female desire and the ironic consequences of those desires. In the first, Salma Hayek plays a queen unable to bear ...
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Miracles and Fictions

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IN A SMALL Catalan city during the Middle Ages, a cloistered monk with “the fame of being a saint” feels that death is near, and hence decides to ...
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APRIL 22, 2016 IN A SMALL Catalan city during the Middle Ages, a cloistered monk with “the fame of being a saint” feels that death is near, and hence decides to return to his native Italy. But pilgrims from all over the Christian world are still hoping to be saved by the monk, who has performed over 80 miracles. This influx of people, as everyone in the city is well aware, powers the region’s economy. So the local authorities, with help from the monastery, put a hit on the saint. They hire a ghostly figure, more death incarnate than man — a famous assassin favored above unemployed knights — to stealthily enter the abbey while the protagonist sleeps. The conspirators are also planning to build a shrine. The saint’s body will be a relic. A...
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Five faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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His first book, Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages (1996), won four prizes and is now in its second edition.
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Five UChicago faculty members are among the 213 national and international scholars, artists, philanthropists and business leaders newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Profs. Joshua Frieman, Theaster Gates, Ali Hortaçsu, David Nirenberg and Michael Sells. One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, global security and international affairs, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts and education. Joshua Frieman is a professor of astronomy & astrophysics and the College. He is also a member of the Kavli Institute f...
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Œuvre fondamentale de l'histoire tchèque, la Chronique de Dalimil a été traduite en français

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Basic œuvre of Czech history, the Dalimil Chronicle was translated into french
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... en français de cette Chronique de Dalimil, sous-titrée « Les débuts de l'historiographie nationale tchèque en langue vulgaire au XIVe siècle ».
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... in french of this chronicle of Dalimil, subtitled "the beginnings of the Czech national historiography in the vulgar language in the 14th century.
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Texte majeur dans la formation de l’identité et de la nation tchèques, la Chronique dite de Dalimil a été, deux siècles après la Chronique de Cosmas écrite elle en latin, la première histoire de la Bohême rédigée en tchèque, depuis ses origines mythiques jusqu’à l’époque de son auteur, au début du XIVe siècle. Historienne française actuellement chercheuse à l’université du Luxembourg, Eloïse Adde-Vomáčka a consacré plusieurs années de recherches et de travail à cette œuvre fondamentale, et monumentale, de la littérature tchèque. Mieux même, mi-avril, a été publiée sa traduction en français de cette Chronique de Dalimil, sous-titrée « Les débuts de l'historiographie nationale tchèque en langue vulgaire au XIVe siècle ». A Radio Prague, El...
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Major text in the formation of identity and the Czech nation, so-called Dalimil Chronicle was, two centuries after the Cosmas chronicle written in latin, the first history of Bohemia in Czech, from its legendary origins up to the time of its author, at the beginning of the 14th century. French historian currently researcher at the Luxembourg University, Eloïse-Adde-Vomáčka spent several years of research and work on this artwork fundamental and monumental, of Czech literature. Better even, mid-April, has published its translation into french of this chronicle of Dalimil, subtitled "the beginnings of the Czech national historiography in the vulgar language in the 14th century. Radio Prague, El...
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Lahr Mauer bei Kirche droht abzustürzen

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Lahr wall Church threatens to crash
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Im 12. und 15. Jahrhundert folgten Um- und Erweiterungsbauten. Im Inneren finden sich noch Wandmalereien aus dem Jahr 1482. Bis ins späte 15.
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Renovations and extensions followed in the 12th and 15th centuries. Inside you'll find more wall paintings dating back to 1482. In the late 15.
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Von Marion Haid "Die Mauer ist porös": Trude Sommer, im Kirchengemeinderat für Bau und Finanzen zuständig, blickt skeptisch auf die denkmalgeschützte Mauer bei der Burgheimer Kirche. Für die Sanierung wird jetzt Geld gesammelt. Lahr. Immer wieder haben sich Steinbrocken von der Mauer gelöst, berichtet Trude Sommer. Durch Regenfälle habe der "Berg angefangen zu schaffen", berichtet die stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Kirchengemeinderats. Nachdem Sommer 2014 erste gelöste Steine der Mauer fand, schaltete sie die Bauabteilung der Kirchengemeinde ein. Sommers Vermutungen haben sich bestätigt: Der Berg braucht zusätzlichen Halt. Am 11. April hat eine Spezialfirma, die laut Sommer auch an den Sanierungsarbeiten des Storchenturms beteiligt war...
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Marion Haid "The wall is porous": Trude Sommer, responsible in the Parish Council for construction and financial services, looks skeptically on the grade II listed wall near the Church of Burgh bucket. Money is now collected for the renovation. Lahr. Again and again, rocks have caused by the wall, Trude Sommer reported. By rains which have "Mountain started to create", reported the Deputy Chairman of the Parish Council. After summer 2014 was first dissolved stones of the wall, she turned on the construction division of the parish. Summer suspicions have been confirmed: the mountain need additional support. On 11 April, a special company that was involved in according to summer in the renovation work of the Stork Tower has...
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«Geschichte ist immer eine Wunschmaschine»

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"History is always a desiring machine."
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... das mit Michael Blatter entstand, beschreibt Groebner, wie Wilhelm Tell instrumentalisiert wurde – von der ersten Erwähnung im 15. Jahrhundert bis ...
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... that originated with Michael Blatter, Gröbner describes how Wilhelm Tell was - instrumentalized by the first mentioned in the 15th century to...
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«Geschichte ist immer eine Wunschmaschine» Mittelalterhistoriker Valentin Groebner zeigt in seinem neuesten Buch über Wilhelm Tell, wie Mythen entstehen. «Auch Albaner sind überzeugt, Nachkommen freiheitsdurstiger Bergvölker zu sein», sagt Valentin Groebner. Foto: Doris Fanconi Valentin Groebner Valentin Groebner gehört zu den profiliertesten Mittelalterhistorikern: Der 53-jährige ­Österreicher, der seit 2004 an der Universität Luzern lehrt, habilitierte mit einer Arbeit über Korruption in der Eidgenossenschaft um 1500. Publikationen wie «Das Mittelalter hört nicht auf», «Der Schein der Person» über die Entstehung von Reisepass und Steckbrief sowie eine Geschichte des Gesichts («Ich-­Plakate») sind bei C. H. Beck erschienen. In seinem jü...
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"History is always a desiring machine» middle ages historian Valentin Groebner shows in his latest book about Wilhelm Tell how myths are created. «Also Albanians are convinced that descendants of freedom-thirsty mountain peoples», says Valentin Groebner. Photo: Doris Fanconi Valentine Groebner Valentine Groebner is one of the most prominent historians of the middle ages: the 53 year old Austrian, who teaches on the University of Lucerne since 2004 habilitated with a thesis on corruption in the Confederation to 1500 publications such as "The middle ages does not stop», «The certificate of the person» about the emergence of passport and fact sheet, as well as a history of the face («ICH posters») are published by C. H. Beck. In his jü...
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Deux éruptions volcaniques ont changé le climat de l'Europe au VIe siècle

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Two volcanic eruptions have changed the climate of Europe in the 6th century
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Deux éruptions volcaniques survenues à quelques années d'intervalle au VIe siècle ont obscurci le ciel de l'Europe pendant plus d'une année, ...
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Two volcanic eruptions a few years apart in the sixth century have obscured the sky of Europe for more than a year,...
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article 5737639 Sciences Deux éruptions volcaniques ont changé le climat de l'Europe au VIe siècle Deux éruptions volcaniques survenues à quelques années d'intervalle au VIe siècle ont obscurci le ciel de l'Europe pendant plus d'une année, et abaissé la température de deux degrés avec des conséquences dramatiques sur l'agriculture, selon... http://www.leparisien.fr/sciences/deux-eruptions-volcaniques-ont-change-le-climat-de-l-europe-au-vie-siecle-22-04-2016-5737639.php 2016-04-22 19:24:21 http://s1.lprs1.fr/images/2016/04/22/5737639_b8c58b3e09842cd61aaeb3b3421e0ecb558c056e.jpg Actualité Sciences,Environnement,Actualité,2016,éruptions,volcaniques,changé,climat,de,europe
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Article 5737639 Sciences two volcanic eruptions have changed the climate of Europe in the 6th century two volcanic eruptions a few years apart in the sixth century have obscured the sky of Europe for more than a year, and lowered the temperature by two degrees with dramatic consequences for agriculture, according to... http://www.leparisien.fr/sciences/deux-eruptions-volcaniques-ont-change-le-climat-de-l-europe-au-vie-siecle-22-04-2016-5737639.php 2016-04-22 19:24:21 http://s1.lprs1.fr/images/2016/04/22/5737639_b8c58b3e09842cd61aaeb3b3421e0ecb558c056e.jpg News Science , Environment, news, 2016, volcanic eruptions changed climate, de, europe
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Bouchain : retour au Moyen-Âge le temps d'un week-end

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Bilge: back to the middle ages for a weekend
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... de Bouchain participe aux Euro Régionales des villes fortifiées 2016, afin de mettre en valeur ses fortifications, qui datent du XIIe siècle. Pour attirer ...
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... chine participates in regional Euro of fortified towns 2016, to highlight its fortifications, dating from the 12th century. To attract...
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Vous avez toujours rêvé de tirer à l’arc comme au Moyen-Âge ou encore de vous faire adouber par un chevalier ? Ça tombe bien, nous aussi. Aujourd’hui et demain, la municipalité de Bouchain participe aux Euro Régionales des villes fortifiées 2016, afin de mettre en valeur ses fortifications, qui datent du XIIe siècle. Pour attirer les petits et grands, la ville a fait fort. Aujourd’hui, des visites de la tour d’Ostrevant sont organisées, ainsi que des ventes de fleurs. Dans le même temps, une exposition sur la vie d’époque à Bouchain est installée à l’ancien office de tourisme. Sur la place Timothée-Trimm, un campement médiéval va permettre aux visiteurs de découvrir des échoppes et des ateliers du Moyen-Âge. Mais c’est surtout demain qu’...
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You've always wanted to shoot archery as in the middle ages or to make you adouber by a Knight? It is good, too. Today and tomorrow, the municipality of Bouchain participates in regional Euro of fortified towns 2016, to highlight its fortifications, dating from the 12th century. To attract the young and old, the city has been strong. Today, the Tower of Ostrevant visits are organized, as well as sales of flowers. At the same time, an exhibition on the life of time-chine is installed at the former office of tourism. Place Timothée Trimm, a medieval encampment will allow visitors to discover shops and workshops of the middle ages. But especially tomorrow is what...
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Le bibliothécaire qui sauva le trésor culturel de Tombouctou

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The librarian who saved the cultural treasure of Timbuktu
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... Ahmed Baba, situé à Tombouctou — institut réunissant quelque 20.000 manuscrits particulièrement précieux, dont certains dataient du XIIIe siècle.
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... Ahmed Baba, located in Timbuktu - Institute bringing together some 20,000 especially valuable manuscripts, some dated back to the 13th century.
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Abdel Kader Haidara est un collectionneur de livres anciens au Mali. Il a joué un rôle primordial dans la préservation du patrimoine culturel de son pays lorsque la ville était sillonnée par les djihadistes qui cherchaient à prendre le contrôle ou à détruire les richesses du pays. Pendant près de huit mois, l’homme a grandement contribué à sauver le contenu des bibliothèques de Tombouctou en les mettant à l’abri des miliciens d’Al-Qaïda.   (photo d'illustration, Domaine public)     Pour les gardiens de l'héritage antique du Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord, la croissance des groupes extrémistes islamistes a posé un problème d’envergure, et un défi de taille. Depuis la victoire de l’État islamique lors de la troisième bataille de Mossoul d...
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Abdel Kader Haidara is a collector of old books in Mali. He played a key role in the preservation of the cultural heritage of his country when the city was criss-crossed by the jihadists who sought to take control or to destroy the country's wealth. For nearly eight months, the man contributed greatly to save the contents of the libraries of Timbuktu by putting away from the militiamen of Al-Qaida.   (illustration photo, public domain)     For the guardians of the ancient heritage of the Middle East and North Africa, the growth of Islamist extremist groups posed a major problem, and a major challenge. Since the victory of the Islamic State during the third battle of Mosul d...
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Retour vers le passé médiéval

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Back to the medieval past
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Trente reconstituteurs vous transporteront au XIIIe siècle, à l'époque des preux chevaliers. La journée de samedi débute à 11 h 50 par un défilé de ...
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Thirty re-enactors will transport you to the 13th century, at the time of the valiant Knights. Saturday starts at 11 h 50 by a parade of...
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Publié le 22/04/2016 à 03:52, Mis à jour le 22/04/2016 à 09:33 Châteaux - Château comtal Du 23/04/2016 au 24/04/2016 J. Maillet et J-F Vassal, fiers de la programmation./Photo DDM, Roger Garcia La saison culturelle du château comtal, niché en pleine cité médiévale, s'annonce riche ! Elle débute dès ce week-end avec Cortezia, l'âme des chevaliers. Trente reconstituteurs vous transporteront au XIIIe siècle, à l'époque des preux chevaliers. La journée de samedi débute à 11 h 50 par un défilé de soldats de la porte Narbonnaise à la cour d'honneur du château. S'ensuit des ateliers pédagogiques sur la vie quotidienne, les codes et les valeurs de cette époque. La monnaie, le jeu, la chirurgie, le travail du bois, l'arnachement des chevaux, le c...
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Published 2016-04-22 03:52, updated 2016-04-22 09:33 castles - Castle of 2016-04-23 24/04/2016 J. Mallet and J - F Vassal, proud of the programming / Photo DDM, Roger Garcia the cultural of the count's Castle season, nestled in full medieval city, promises to be rich! She begins this weekend with Cortezia, the soul of the Knights. Thirty re-enactors will transport you to the 13th century, at the time of the valiant Knights. Saturday starts at 11 h 50 by a parade of soldiers from the Narbonne gate to the courtyard of the Castle. Follows educational workshops on daily life, codes and values at this time. The currency, the game, the surgery, the work of wood, the arnachement of the horses, c...
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