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Arnold Esch: Rom vom Mittelalter zur Renaissance

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Arnold Esch: Rome from the middle ages to the Renaissance
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Am Ende des Mittelalters war Rom nur noch eine verwelkende Kleinstadt. Erst die neue Stärke der Päpste brachte die Wende: mit Kunst aus Florenz ...
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At the end of the middle ages, Rome was only a searing town. The new strength of the Popes was only the turn: with art from Florence...
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Anzeige Alle Wege führen bekanntlich nach Rom, aber: „In das Rom der Renaissance kommt man nur über Florenz.“ Kein Satz fasst Arnold Eschs Buch besser zusammen. Und man muss diese Pointe erst einmal in ihrer ganzen Tragweite erfassen. Keine Hauptstadt der Welt lässt sich ihren historischen Fortschritt (in dem Fall sogar: ihre Wiedergeburt) freiwillig aus einem Mittelzentrum beibringen. Aber manchmal geht es eben nicht anders. Hier schreibt ein Kenner Esch, der exzellente Kenner des ausgehenden Mittelalters, hat 25 Jahre das Deutsche Historische Institut (DHI) in Rom geleitet. Er ist genau so rombeflissen, wie die Ewige Stadt (wahrscheinlich seit Goethe) ein Habitus für deutsche Bildungsbürger ist – oder sogar ein Bildungsroman? Anzeige „...
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Medieval Islamic gold coin found in Israel

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... this article were found, saying: “The coins were found in 7th to 8th century buildings along with fragments of pottery, metal objects and animal bones.
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The discovery of a single coin may be exciting, but it is seldom of any consequence. When that coin is high enough in value that it could have purchased a house when it was accepted as money makes that find significant. The Israeli Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of such a coin on Nov. 1, the coin being a medieval Islamic gold dinar found by two teenagers participating in an organized archaeological dig in Kafr Kana in lower Galilee. Dor Yogev was one of the two students involved in the dig. According to Yogev on Oct. 30, “While digging I found a shiny coin. When I realized what it was I screamed, and we were so excited!” Yogev was not the only person at the dig site who became excited. IAA numismatist Dr. Robert Cole said ...
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New York Antiquities Dealer Charged With Trafficking Looted Artifacts

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An 8th-century Indian panel (L) and a 10th-century stele seized from Christie's in March 2016 by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ...
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New York antiquities dealer Nancy Wiener was arrested yesterday, December 21, in Manhattan, on charges of possessing stolen property and conspiring to buy and sell looted antiquities from East Asia since at least 1999, the New York Times reports. Her lawyer says she “surrendered voluntarily.” The proprietor of the eponymous Upper East Side gallery was arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court and posted $25,000 in bail, but stands accused of selling objects she knew were stolen to Christie’s and Sotheby’s as well as private collectors and institutions. A criminal complaint filed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office claims she provided the antiquities with false paperwork, and had them cleaned to conceal that they had been looted. Wien...
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New York Antiquities Dealer Charged With Trafficking Looted Artifacts

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An 8th-century Indian panel (L) and a 10th-century stele seized from Christie's in March 2016 by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ...
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New York antiquities dealer Nancy Wiener was arrested yesterday, December 21, in Manhattan, on charges of possessing stolen property and conspiring to buy and sell looted antiquities from East Asia since at least 1999, the New York Times reports. Her lawyer says she “surrendered voluntarily.” The proprietor of the eponymous Upper East Side gallery was arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court and posted $25,000 in bail, but stands accused of selling objects she knew were stolen to Christie’s and Sotheby’s as well as private collectors and institutions. A criminal complaint filed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office claims she provided the antiquities with false paperwork, and had them cleaned to conceal that they had been looted. Wien...
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Arnold Esch: Rom vom Mittelalter zur Renaissance

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Arnold Esch: Rome from the middle ages to the Renaissance
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... Kirchen- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte dar, wie die Renaissance aus Florenz nach Rom kam und die Päpste im 15. Jahrhundert wieder potent machte.
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... Church and economic history dar, came as the Renaissance from Florence to Rome and the Popes again potent made in the 15th century.
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Anzeige Alle Wege führen bekanntlich nach Rom, aber: „In das Rom der Renaissance kommt man nur über Florenz.“ Kein Satz fasst Arnold Eschs Buch besser zusammen. Und man muss diese Pointe erst einmal in ihrer ganzen Tragweite erfassen. Keine Hauptstadt der Welt lässt sich ihren historischen Fortschritt (in dem Fall sogar: ihre Wiedergeburt) freiwillig aus einem Mittelzentrum beibringen. Aber manchmal geht es eben nicht anders. Hier schreibt ein Kenner Esch, der exzellente Kenner des ausgehenden Mittelalters, hat 25 Jahre das Deutsche Historische Institut (DHI) in Rom geleitet. Er ist genau so rombeflissen, wie die Ewige Stadt (wahrscheinlich seit Goethe) ein Habitus für deutsche Bildungsbürger ist – oder sogar ein Bildungsroman? Anzeige „...
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Histoire de la personne au Moyen âge

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History of the person in the middle age
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Ce faisant, il démontre bien que le Moyen-Age n'est pas une époque dualiste séparant le corps et l'âme. Bien au contraire, c'est une pensée positive ...
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In doing so, he demonstrates that medieval is not a dualistic time separating the body and soul. On the contrary, it's a positive thought.
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Par Jean-Baptiste Noé. Voici un livre magistral pour appréhender la formation de la personne dans la culture européenne. Jérôme Baschet est historien médiéviste et il s’attache à mieux lire les sources et à mieux les comprendre. À travers ce livre il a voulu cerner les conceptions de la personne humaine et la façon dont celle-ci a été formée tout au long de l’époque médiévale. Ce faisant, il démontre bien que le Moyen-Age n’est pas une époque dualiste séparant le corps et l’âme. Bien au contraire, c’est une pensée positive qui s’est développée, réfléchissant aux liens entre l’âme et le corps. Or cette réflexion permet certes de penser l’homme, mais également l’ordre politique où l’homme évolue, cet ordre politique étant lui-même pensé co...
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Christie's Sells Chinese Bronze Buddha For $14.3 Million

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A rare Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Vairocana from the Liao dynasty, Eleventh Century, sold for an impressive $14,358,000 – the top price for ...
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PARIS — Christie’s set a new record for the most expensive work of Asian art to be sold at the firm’s Paris saleroom in its December 14 Asian art sale. A rare Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Vairocana from the Liao dynasty, Eleventh Century, sold for an impressive $14,358,000 – the top price for a work of art sold at Christie’s France since 2010 and the top lot for Christie’s Paris in 2016. The firm’s French arm ends the year 2016 with $255 million, realizing the second best year since 2009 (Yves Saint Laurent – Pierre Bergé Collection), with an average sell-through rate of 75 percent by lot and 90 percent by value. The 12 collections presented this year, such as the Zeineb and Jean-Pierre Marcie-Rivière collection, the Claude Berri...
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Wie kommt Ratte aus dem Orient ins römische Kastell?

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How does rat from the East in the Roman Fort?
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Eine erste Spur führt in das frühe Mittelalter: Wanderratten, die in Küstennähe lebten, gelangten wohl im 10. Jahrhundert in der Bilge, dem untersten ...
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A first track leads in the early Middle Ages: vermin, who lived near the coast, were probably in the 10th century in the bilge, the lowest...
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21. Dezember 2016 - 18:36 Uhr Geschichte Archäologisches Museum stellt im Welterbe-Info-Point rund 1700 Jahre alte Knochen als Fundstück aus Gelduba vor. In Gelduba wurden Knochen einer Wanderratte gefunden. In Gelduba wurden Knochen einer Wanderratte gefunden. Museum In Gelduba wurden Knochen einer Wanderratte gefunden. Krefeld. Eine höchst aufschlussreiche Episode aus dem römischen Kastell Gelduba wird nun im Archäologischen Museum Krefeld vorgestellt: Von einem Schiff krabbelte vor rund 1700 Jahren eine Ratte auf niedergermanischen Boden. Diese besondere Ratte lässt das Forscherherz von Archäologen höher schlagen. Der Fund ist ein wichtiger Hinweis auf Gelduba als römischer Fernhandelsplatz am Rhein. Mit den Römern kamen im 1. Jahrhun...
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English minificence: why Opus Anglicanum can no longer be dismissed as a minor art

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By the first half of the 14th century Opus Anglicanum had found its way across Europe, not least because it was a sensational weapon in the armoury ...
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To captivate and amuse: musical angels on horseback, a detail from the Steeple Aston Cope (1330-40). Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum Few English medieval works of art grip the imagination quite like the ferocious and racy Bayeux Tapestry, the embroidered epic of the Norman Conquest. So many storytelling and aesthetic words come from stitching and weaving: the words “text” and “textile” both stem from the Latin word “texere”—to weave. We spin a yarn, weave a story, embroider or embellish an argument. The word “subtlety” derives from the Latin “subtilis”—the thread that passes under a warp. Embroidering between the Middle Ages and the 19th century was a feminine skill, a mark of patience, virtue, prudence. The French still assoc...
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English minificence: why Opus Anglicanum can no longer be dismissed as a minor art

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Embroidering between the Middle Ages and the 19th century was a feminine skill, a mark of patience, virtue, prudence. The French still associate the ...
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To captivate and amuse: musical angels on horseback, a detail from the Steeple Aston Cope (1330-40). Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum Few English medieval works of art grip the imagination quite like the ferocious and racy Bayeux Tapestry, the embroidered epic of the Norman Conquest. So many storytelling and aesthetic words come from stitching and weaving: the words “text” and “textile” both stem from the Latin word “texere”—to weave. We spin a yarn, weave a story, embroider or embellish an argument. The word “subtlety” derives from the Latin “subtilis”—the thread that passes under a warp. Embroidering between the Middle Ages and the 19th century was a feminine skill, a mark of patience, virtue, prudence. The French still assoc...
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