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Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to tour British Isles in 2016

Throughout 2016, ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the Royal Collection will travel to four museums and galleries across the United Kingdom and Ireland in a new exhibition.

10 Creepy Things to See at the Louvre That Are Better Than the Mona Lisa

If you’re an ancient historian, a medievalist, or early modernist, there are so many other amazing pieces and works of art a the Louvre other than these two tourist staples. Here is my list of cool, creepy, unusual and better than the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris.

Medicine and surgery in the Livre des Assises de la Cour des Bourgeois de Jérusalem

The Livre des Assises, written in the thirteenth century in Acre, not only provides insights into the practice of medicine and surgery in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, but also suggests that the licensing and regulation of doctors reflected contemporary Islamic practice.

Amending the Ascetic: Community and Character in the Old English Life of St. Mary of Egypt

Among the most eligible saints for such treatment, Mary of Egypt deserves particular consideration: her popularity is evidenced by over a hundred extant Greek manuscripts of her Life and her uniquely prominent position in the Lenten liturgical cycle in the Eastern Church.

The Most Significant Manuscript Sources of Medieval Croatian Vernacular Verse

The first part of the article gives a brief overview of the history of Croatian literacy up to the first written record of poetry in the Old Croatian language.

‘Cast out into the hellish night’: Pagan Virtue and Pagan Poetics in Lorenzo Valla’s De voluptate

Valla wrote about Epicureanism before the Renaissance rediscovery of classical Epicurean texts. Poggio Bracciolini had not yet circulated his newly-discovered manuscript of first century Epicurean philosopher Lucretius’ De rerum natura, and Valla wrote without access to Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of the Philosophers, which discussed Epicurus’ teachings in greater detail.

Revealing the earliest origins of Italian language

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375. Notre Dame is currently the only university outside of Italy invited to contribute research to the […]

MISURA E STRUTTURA NELLE CITTA FONDATE DELL’EUROPA CENTRALE

MISURA E STRUTTURA NELLE CITTA FONDATE DELL’EUROPA CENTRALE Baldescu, Irina Studia Patzinaka, no. 7, 2008, pp. 59-78 Abstract I. Fonti e storiografia: Il problema delle città fondate nell’Europa centrale è stato trattato da una richissima bibliografia ; l’oggetto del presente studio lo costituiscono principalmente i problemi metrologici e, a livello più generale, di geometria dell’impianto. […]

ARTE E POLITICA OSSERVAZIONI INTORNO A DUE STATUE EQUESTRI MEDIEVALI S. GIORGIO, PRAGA, 1373; S. LADISLAO, ORADEA/ GROSSWARDEIN, 1390

ARTE E POLITICA OSSERVAZIONI INTORNO A DUE STATUE EQUESTRI MEDIEVALI S. GIORGIO, PRAGA, 1373; S. LADISLAO, ORADEA/ GROSSWARDEIN, 1390 Baldescu, Irina Studia Patzinaka, 6, 2008, pp. 103-128 Abstract I. LE STATUE EQUESTRI ROMANE E L’IMMAGINE DELL’IMPERO NEL MEDIOEVO Poche erano le statue romane equestri conservate fino al periodo medievale; simboli viventi dell’antico impero, queste acquisirono, […]

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