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Listen to spoken Proto-Indo-European!

The  theory that the languages and cultures of Europe, Persia and India shared, to use a term borrowed from evolutionnary biology, a common ancestor dates back to 1786, when Sir William Jones... Read More | Share

Charlemagne and Europe

A lecture by Jinty (Janet) Nelson, given at Carlton House Terrace, London, on November 12, 2013. ... Read More | Share

Europe, from Charlemagne to the Treaty of Rome

Three talks on Europe, France Culture, May 5th, 6th, 7th, 2014 (in French): 1/3, The Treaty of Rome: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-la-fabrique-de-l-histoire-europe-13-2014-05-05 2/3,... Read More | Share

The Ghosts of Europe’s Past

Yet another perspective on the European Union, rather original and with which I agree on the main points, except that of the common language. Why would (and should) the European Union adopt the... Read More | Share

The Gates of the Church of Milan, or The Limitations of Political Power

“Nor did I think your orders were so strong that you, a mortal man, could over-run the gods’ unwritten and unfailing laws. Not now, nor yesterday’s, they always live, and no one knows... Read More | Share

A representation of Byzantium on a sarcophagus in China?

In 1999 was unearthed, near the city of Taiyuan in the Shanxi province of China, a marble sarcophagus of one Yu Hong, who died and was buried there with his wife in AD 592, during the Sui... Read More | Share

Totalitarianism: the inversion of politics

Arendt, however, is not saying that racism or any other element of totalitarianism caused the regimes of Hitler or Stalin, but rather that those elements, which include anti-Semitism, the decline... Read More | Share

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