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Adrian Boas on The Crusades Uncovered

It would require a particular talent to write a dull history of the crusades and there are many fine studies available covering virtually every aspect of the subject, from politics… READ MORE

Jewish Theatre Making in Mantua, 1520-1650

The Jewish community of Mantua started to produce plays in 1520 for carnival celebrations and civic spectacles to honor visiting dignitaries and to celebrate births and marriages of the reigning… READ MORE

In Search of Europe’s Last Pagans

The fact that there were still followers of ancestral pre-Christian religions living in Europe in the age of the Reformation is something not well known outside the countries that are… READ MORE

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