All posts tagged "Middle Ages"
A New Look at Rome’s Rousing Middle AgesJune 6, 2020
When its doors first opened in 1734, the Capitoline Museum, which stands upon the hilltop that...
The Travels of Marco Polo Translated by W. MarsdenJune 3, 2020
It seems that world is more fantastic than our own travel brochures today can suggest for...
Agincourt by Bernard CornwellMay 28, 2020
Much more serious, though, is the book’s take on the medieval world as a whole. Alongside...
God’s Crucible by David Levering LewisMay 13, 2020
For English-speaking peoples, 1066 and 1776 still evoke powerful recollections of liberty lost and freedom won....
Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkApril 17, 2012
The Metropolitan Museum exhibition charts the fascinating, if complex, process of cultural transformation that took place...
In Case You Missed… Christopher Smith’s Black DeathJune 29, 2011
Most movies like Black Death exploit the historical context to take shots at organized religion with...
Art Review: Albrecht Dürer: Virtuoso Printmaker at the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonMay 25, 2010
The earlier prints from each series are flatter, the lines more bold and calligraphic, the details...