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Articles with keyword "Middle Ages"

Book cover for Jean Fouquet and the Invention of France


Crowning Achievement

French painter Fouquet was a "curious" artist.

stages of life


Where Town Meets Gown

Site on medieval history, broad in scope, ranges from the totally wacky to materials that are deep and philosophically chellenging.

The Great Mosque of Cordoba


Thieves of Pleasure

A vicious fraternal war rewards Alfonso VI with the artistic and poetic treasures of al-Andalus.


How to Lose Weight and Gain Power

From The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of a Castilian Culture, © 2008 by Jerrilynn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale.


Dante: Auctor, Autore

The question of authority among writers nags us less today than it did in the late Middle Ages, when poets and philosophers began daring to pen their works in the vernacular.

Lewis Hyde


Impertinent Questions with Lewis Hyde

On the "commons" of intellectual property.