EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . . " Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake." Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World. Invasion of England, 1066The Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England described through the images of the 900 year-old Bayeux Tapestry. Anarchy in 12th Century EnglandThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle paints a sobering picture of life in 12th century England that contrasts strikingly with Hollywood's image of the Middle Ages. The Murder Of Thomas Becket, 1170The killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Crusaders Capture Jerusalem, 1099The assault and capture of the Christian "Navel of the World"
Say again? Words that have no translation Travelling overseas and want to show the locals your know-how? You might not be able to say 'please pass the cheese' in Danish, but if you can use 'hygge' in a sentence, you're bound to astound. Here are some words that are so enmeshed in their native culture that there's no perfect translation for them outside the original language. Hygge - a very important Danish word to express a sense of warmth and companionship. Or cosiness. Antojo - a Spanish word that translates as 'a whim, a sudden craving'. Saudade - Portuguese for a melancholic longing for better times. Schadenfreude - The classic. Litost - According to NPR, this is an untranslatable emotion that only a Czech person would suffer from, defined by Milan Kundera as 'a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one's own misery'. Talkoot - In Finnish it's 'talkoot', in Swedish it's 'talko'. Ta'arof - a Farsi word that is at the heart of Persian culture. Got any others to suggest?
A WHO’S WHO OF TUDOR WOMEN (index) Read This First: My name is Kathy Lynn Emerson. A Who’s Who of Tudor Women began as a project to update and correct my very out-of-date collective biography, Wives and Daughters: The Women of Sixteenth Century England, published by a small scholarly press in 1984. These pages are not meant to be scholarly or all-inclusive. I write all the entries in A Who's Who of Tudor Women myself. I include a likeness after the entry if one is available. The women in A Who's Who of Tudor Women lived at least part of their lives between 1485 and 1603. Entries are arranged alphabetically by the maiden name of the subject or by married surname if the birth name is unknown. A B-Bl Bo-Brom Brooke-Bu C-Ch Cl-Cy D E F G H-He Hi-Hu I-J K L M N O P Q-R Sa-Sn So-Sy T U-V W-Wh Wi-Z Click on the appropriate quill for more information on the topics below: How the Who's Who Came to Be: Titles used in Tudor Times: Lists of Women at Court: List of Recent Additions to the Who's Who: Select Bibliography Bindoff, S.
100 Incredible YouTube Channels for History Buffs If you love history, or just want to learn more about it, YouTube has exactly what you need. Always up to the challege of providing thorough, accurate information, YouTube delivers channels from leading names in historical studies, from The Smithsonian to the Discovery Channel. You’re sure to find just the right information you need for your lecture, lesson plan, or perhaps just your personal viewing pleasure. General History These videos can give your students a better insight into historical events. Art History From ancient Greek sculpture to post-Modernism, YouTube has it all. The Smithsonian: Enjoy lectures by renowned experts covering the worlds of art, design, history, culture, science and technology.An Introduction to Art History: This is the introduction to a series of videos discussing art history. Music History How music has changed over the last several hundred years! Cultural History Anthropology is an amazing study with many interesting debates intertwined in theory. U.S. U.S.
25 Great Essays about History The best writing about how we got where we are American History The Arrow of Disease by Jared Diamond When Columbus and his successors invaded the Americas, the most potent weapon they carried was their germs. One Giant Leap to Nowhere by Tom Wolfe The space program, the greatest, grandest, most Promethean quest in the history of the world, died in infancy at 10:56 p.m. Pell-Mell by Tom Wolfe The American idea was born at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 1803... Last Days of the Comanches by S. The last stand of the Comanche nation. I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the... Like tracking the mythology tag, but better
Internet Sacred Text Archive Home How to Read a Primary Source | Department of History | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa Good reading is about asking questions of your sources. Keep the following in mind when reading primary sources. Even if you believe you can't arrive at the answers, imagining possible answers will aid your comprehension. Reading primary sources requires that you use your historical imagination. This process is all about your willingness and ability to ask questions of the material, imagine possible answers, and explain your reasoning. As a historian, you will want to ask: What can I know of the past based on this material? Evaluating primary source texts: I've developed an acronym that may help guide your evaluation of primary source texts: PAPER. Purpose and motives of the authorArgument and strategy she or he uses to achieve those goalsPresuppositions and values (in the text, and our own)Epistemology (evaluating truth content)Relate to other texts (compare and contrast) Ask the questions that come under each of these headings. Purpose Argument How does the text make its case? Epistemology
About - The UPDirectory Language Documentation & Conservation (LD&C) New! December 2014 Upload: 22 new articles, 2 book reviews and 1 ‘notes from the field’ added to Volume 8Special Publication No. 8: The Art and Practice of Grammar Writing, edited by Toshihide Nakayama and Keren Rice, is available here (published December 2014). Welcome to Language Documentation & Conservation (LD&C), a peer-reviewed, open-access journal sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center and published exclusively in electronic form by the University of Hawaiʻi Press. We publish with no fees either for contributors or for readers. Please download our flyer (LDCflyer2014), or our poster (LDCposter2014) and help publicize LD&C. Thanks to Joel Bradshaw and Aidan Wilson for help in creating this website
Forget Google Translate: 3 Ways to Get an Accurate, Quick Translation Bad translations. We’ve all seen them. We’ve all laughed at them. At their best, they’re quite funny. The more notorious examples have even spawned memes. But at their worst, they paint a picture of unprofessionalism and laziness. The problem is two-fold. Thankfully, there are services that offer affordable and accurate translations you can depend on. UnBabel Translation services usually require that you either compromise on cost, or on quality. It uses machine learning techniques — much like Google Translate does — to auto-translate, but then passes the computer-generated text to a human who proofreads and edits for accuracy and flow. Then select the original language, and the language you want to translate it to. You can also select the tone of the text. Before you click “Submit Order”, you’ll see a breakdown of how much it’ll cost you. Then, give your email and a few minutes later you’ll be sent your translation. If it adds up, click “approve”. Sorry, Eduardo. /r/Translator Gengo
Required Reading from Journalism Professors Below, six syllabi from journalism professors on what you should be reading. 1. Journalism 494: Pollner Seminar In Narrative Non-Fiction With Esquire’s Chris Jones (University of Montana) “The purpose of this course is to teach students how to write publishable magazine-length narrative non-fiction: In other words, my aim is to help you learn how to write good, long, true stories. The course outline will mirror a typical writer’s progress through the birth of an idea to a finished, polished piece, including reporting, writing, editing, and fact-checking. 2. “The subculture of journalism is no longer as confident of its success. 3. “The goal of this course is to help you create a distinctive body of work and, eventually, a capstone piece of literary reportage. 4. “I’m happy to share a syllabus, although they’ve gotten more and more abbreviated over the last few years. 5. “This course will explore the art of telling stories – true stories. 6. Bonus: What’s On Your Syllabus? Like this:
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