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Hwarang

The hwarang was a state-sponsored organisation for the education of elite young males in the ancient kingdom of Silla, Korea. Variously translated as the 'Flower Boys,' 'Flowering Youth,' or 'Elite...
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Glaber’s Cluniac preoccupations

Glaber’s Cluniac preoccupationsBy Brent HardyMaster’s Thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1996Abstract: In this thesis I examine a set of specific themes and ideas in the works of Rodulfus Glaber that type him as a Cluniac monk of the early eleventh century. Glaber’s life was peripatetic, and over the course of nearly fifty years he lived in three major monasteries, one of which was the Burgundian monastery of Cluny.
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New Medieval Books: From Venice to Valhalla

Five new books about the Middle Ages that should be on your picnic table.Sansovino’s Venice: A Translation of Francesco Tatti da Sansovino’s Guidebook to Venice of 1561By Vaughn Hart and Peter HicksYale University PressISBN:9780300175066This is the first English translation of Francesco Sansovino’s (1521–1586) celebrated guide to Venice, which was first published in 1561.
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Portuguese ecclesiastics and Portuguese affairs near the Spanish cardinals in the roman curia : 1213-1254

Portuguese ecclesiastics and Portuguese affairs near the Spanish cardinals in the roman curia : 1213-1254By Maria João BrancoENCONTRO INTERNACIONAL “CARREIRAS ECLESIÁTICAS NO OCIDENTE CRISTÃO, SÉC. XII-XIV” (Lisbon, 2006)Abstract: This article aims at exploring the origins and repercussions of the relationship of the Portuguese Ecclesiastics who accompanied and advised the first Portuguese Kings with the two most influent Spanish Cardinals at the Roman Curia, in the years between 1213 and 1254: Pelayo Gaitán and Gil Torres.
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Burke Museum

Founded in 1885, the Burke Museum is Washington State& 39;s oldest museum and the Pacific Northwest& 39;s focal point of natural history and cultural heritage.Founded by members of the Young Naturalists Society, the museum houses a growing collection of natural history finds. They erected a museum building on the University of Washington campus.
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‘The inordinate excess in apparel’: Sumptuary Legislation in Tudor England

‘The inordinate excess in apparel’: Sumptuary Legislation in Tudor EnglandKirtio, LeahConstellations: History and Classic Faculty of Arts,University of Alberta, Vol.3, No.1 (2011)AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of sumptuary legislation in sixteenth century England. It argues that the aims of sumptuary legislation were threefold: that legislators sought to maintain the stability of the common weal through social regulation, moral regulation through the moralization of luxury goods, and to regulate England’s economy, by prohibiting foreign trade in luxury goods, in order to stimulate the home economy and the burgeoning wool and stocking trade.
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