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Dante Alighieri
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Medieval Literature

Medieval literature is defined broadly as any work written in Latin or the vernacular between c. 476-1500 CE, including philosophy, religious treatises...
Shona Wooden Headrest
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Mutapa

Mutapa (aka Matapa, Mwenemutapa, and Monomotapa) was a southern African kingdom located in the north of modern Zimbabwe along the Zambezi River which...
Uluru
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Uluru

Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock and pronounced: ool-or-roo) is a large natural sandstone rock formation located in the Northern Territory of Australia...
Joan of Arc
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Twelve Famous Women of the Middle Ages

Women in the Middle Ages were frequently characterized as second-class citizens by the Church and the patriarchal aristocracy. Women’s status...
Tashichho Dzong - Thimphu Bhutan
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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

It is a breathtaking flight with dramatic sweeps over fertile valleys and blue pine forests. You fly past Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Gangkhar...
Roman City Being Conquered
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Interview: Bringing Down the Roman Empire in a Game

Today we are talking to Jon Shafer, lead designer of the computer game At the Gates, now available on PC, Mac, and Linux. In this game, you control...
Medieval Women
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Women in the Middle Ages

The lives of women in the Middle Ages were determined by the Church and the aristocracy. The Church provided people with the 'big picture' of...
Ten Caesars by Barry Strauss
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Interview: Barry Strauss on Ten Caesars

Dr. Barry Strauss’ Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine tells the epic story of the Roman Empire from its rise to its...

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