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Kentucky photographer and folklorist keeps grave houses alive.
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Tablets Reveal Ideas of Roman Self-Identity.
The Perseus Digital Library breathes new life into a "dead" language.
French painter Fouquet was a "curious" artist.
In spite of generations of poets and translators' efforts to categorize Federico García Lorca, his talent remains untamed.
Modest Medieval scholar's commentaries on Aristotle come to light after five hundred years
Tracking down a watershed moment for labor.
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Manhattan harbors hotel gem from the 1820s.
Site on medieval history, broad in scope, ranges from the totally wacky to materials that are deep and philosophically chellenging.
Memphis preacher's message could be found in his photographs.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
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