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

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Quotes from King Sejong the Great

In 1425 died, in Constantinople, a wise king, Manuel II Palaiologos, who left us, among other writings, a mirror of prince, written for his son and heir John. These letters reflect the mind of a... Read More | Share

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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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“I see Russia as the successor state of the Empire of Byzantium.”

La Revue Défense Nationale launched, in March 2011, its first Russian issue, directed by Olivier Védrine and Vassillii Badouline. Below are some of Mr. Védrine’s responses to Le Courrier... Read More | Share

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Russian ecclesiastical chants of the medieval period

Professor Anatoli Viktorovich Konotop is a musicologist and has been working for 35 years on deciphering and transcribing ancient Russian ecclesiastical chants as they were sung in monasteries in... Read More | Share

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Romanesque churches in France

Romanes.com is a wonderful site devoted to Romanesque art (mostly in France). It features an extensive database of pictures from famous and less famous, but equally beautiful, churches dating to... Read More | Share

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Libya: Will Europe Take the Lead?

After more than 60 years of being able to look to the U.S. to ensure its security — and two decades after the end of the Cold War — Europe still finds it hard to accept that it should take the... Read More | Share

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