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Dark Ages

Malaysia's Dangerous Path

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Muslims from around the world have long chosen Malaysia as a holiday destination, being widely viewed as a moderate Muslim country, where people of di...

Dark Ages Palace Discovered At Legendary Site Of King Arthur's Birth

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.04.2016 | Science

An ancient palace was discovered at a site closely associated with the legend of King Arthur, and it’s shedding new light on life in Britain’s Dar...

How Did People in the Middle Ages Tell Time?

Quora | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology

Larger monasteries and the chapterhouses of cathedrals would have rung bells to summon the community to these prayers, and peasants and farmers living nearby would have had their day divided up by the ringing of these bells.

Art Can Inspire Faith. It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies. Renaissance Art Depictions of Jesus Did Both

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's not surprising that artworks mirrored propaganda, since the paintings were commissioned by the Church, the biggest patron, and the wealthy, who sought to impress the Church with their devotion to Jesus and the teachings of the Church. Jesus the Jew did not fit into this illusory world.

The Dark Ages Were Not as Dark as We Thought

Quora | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science

The term "Dark Ages" comes from the Latin saeculum obscurum, first used to describe the Medieval Period by Cesare Baronius in 1602. Like most intellectuals of his day, he regarded the Medieval Period -- roughly 500-1500 AD -- as a period of darkness and obscurity, largely due to the (in his day) relative lack of documentary sources from which a historian could work.

Review: Morris Berman's New Book on Japan, "Neurotic Beauty"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks At Japan is a fine addition to a long list of books that attempt to explain Japan, what one observer has called the "most foreign of foreign countries."

Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Susan Sacirbey

Like the the Atlantis of lore, the digital-diplomat is not tethered to any hemisphere but rather links to the superiority of knowledge and empathy over geography and ideology.

Go Abroad...Without The Crowds

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel

Sure, you could hop over to Paris or London or Rome for a bit of vacation and a history lesson. But wouldn't it be fun to go some place that isn't you...

Purpose in the Natural World

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Ecology emerged out of Greek thought. But like the rest of Greek science, ecological ideas from Aristotle and other Greek natural philosophers went th...

Gruesome Specimen Sheds Light On 'Dark Ages' Science

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/05/2013 10:25 AM EST on LiveScience In the second century, an ethnically Greek Roman...

Michele Bachmann Blames The Renaissance | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Tea party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is convinced that America is sinking into tyranny. Why? In a remarkable profile...

The Abacus And The Cross: When The Pope Was A Scientist:

Nancy Marie Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nancy Marie Brown

A thousand years ago, the pope studied the stars and found God in numbers. Our modern tension between faith and science did not exist.

We Hold These Truths to Be Completely Malleable

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Brody

I don't care that Obama is a Christian. I care that a country that guarantees freedom of religion thinks it's okay to treat this question as an issue.