The tenacity of folk lore

It is sometimes amazing to see how the most ancient tales and legends seem to have survived the era of rationality and industrialization. Even in those countries that first industrialized in the... Read More | Share

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The purpose of history

One of the fundamental characteristics of Western culture, among many others, would be the writing of history. History, the recording of past events and an attempt to explain them is indeed a... Read More | Share

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The invention of Europeaness

This modern infatuation with ancient Greece and Rome stems from a particular moment in European history, the so-called Renaissance of the fiteenth century, when a new myth of European cultural... Read More | Share

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Byzantine and post-Byzantine music series

Series of very well-made videos showing aspects of Byzantine history through manuscript illustrations, with Byzantine folk music as background. ... Read More | Share

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Basque and the revival of regional languages

All over Europe, there seems to be a trend toward the revitalization of ancient, local languages or dialects, most of which were replaced over the centuries by what became national languages. The... Read More | Share

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Religion, belief, and the Gothic movement.

For many years now, black silhouettes have been seen roaming about European cities. The gothic/metal movement raises many questions. In this article (in French), sociologist Nicolas Walzer analyses... Read More | Share

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The legacy of Minos

Minos was not Greek. Rather, the historical Minoans discovered barely a hundred years ago by Sir John Evans were certainly not Greek, but–linguistically and ethnically–related to the... Read More | Share

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