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The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. This “Histomap,” created by John B. This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s: the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! The 5-foot-long Histomap was sold for $1 and folded into a green cover, which featured endorsements from historians and reviewers. the actual picture of the march of civilization, from the mud huts of the ancients thru the monarchistic glamour of the middle ages to the living panorama of life in present day America. The chart emphasizes domination, using color to show how the power of various “peoples” (a quasi-racial understanding of the nature of human groups, quite popular at the time) evolved throughout history. It’s unclear what the width of the colored streams is meant to indicate. Related:  pokrajculja

Don’t rush to Nepal to help. Read this first | Claire Bennett As someone who has considered Nepal home for many years, the shock on hearing the news of the earthquake that has devastated the country was extreme. I felt pained at being away from home – cut off in rural Cambodia – at a time like this, impotent and powerless. The quake has left thousands dead, many more injured and even more without shelter. What we also know from tracking events in natural disasters all over the world is that the situation only gets worse in the weeks following the event, as hospitals become overwhelmed, basic supplies become scarce and those living in temporary shelters succumb to exposure and disease. The example fresh in everyone’s minds is the 2010 earthquake in Haiti – a country in a similar economic condition to Nepal and which, despite an enormous influx of international aid, is still recovering from the disaster five years later. There were even reports of teams of doctors who arrived to help but were unable to feed themselves. • Do not donate stuff.

German ancestry, Sexual perversion in the royal family, Prince Charles, Elizabeth II, Antichrist and the Green Prince, British Royal occultism European Royalty and Biblical prophecy 15 Jan 2016 - BANKING PIRATES OF THE CITY OF LONDON [see below] See Tim Cohen and Martin Lauchenauer's sites for some of the latest info. Occult Symbol of the Phoenix in Charles' back garden! 25Mar10 - [MS Word Documents] Antichrist and the Green Prince by John D. 02Apr07 - Digital pdf available of The Antichrist and a Cup of Tea 27Nov06 - Order of the Garter - if Prince Charles ever becomes the head 20Nov06 - Members of the Order of the Golden Fleece and of the Order of the Garter 20Jul10 - Secrets Of The Royals by Gordon Winter and Wendy Kochman (1990), Chapter 14 - Sexy Modern Royals 01Nov06 - Links and notes regarding End Times Bible prophecy and the Royal Families of Europe 15Jan2016 - BANKING PIRATES OF THE CITY OF LONDON by John D. Here are the free downloads as a Word Document and a fully formatted PDF 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Some recommended links "... See article starting on page 13 WOW!

52 Places to Go in 2015 A revitalized city welcomes the world. Sure, Italy is rich with romantic cities like Florence, Venice and Rome — but its most vibrant might just be Milan. And this is the year for tourists to explore its charms, as it hosts the 2015 World Expo. Twenty million visitors are expected to visit the city for the Expo, a mammoth event that runs from May through October and involves more than 130 participating nations and organizations sponsoring more than 60 pavilions. The Expo’s theme focuses on food, nutrition and sustainability practices — a fitting choice for a city steeped in Italian culinary traditions. Highlights will include the Future Food District, a space to explore technological advances affecting the global food chain, and the Lake Arena, an Expo centerpiece with a mirrorlike pond and fountain fed by water from the city’s canals. And Milanese restaurants are earning acclaim for their increased focus on diverse regional cuisines from across the Italian peninsula.

History Commons Izjemen posnetek slovenskih reševalcev na motorju, ki ga morate videti! | Reševalci motoristi iz ljubljanske reševalne postaje so na spletnem portalu YouTube objavili zanimiv posnetek, ki prikazuje njihovo delo, težave, izzive in misli, ki jim rojijo po glavi, medtem ko hitijo na kraj nesreče. Video vreden ogleda, tudi zaradi besed, ki so jih zapisali ob posneteku. Bravo in hvala! Preberi več: Slovenski osnovnošolec namesto stroke analiziral rešitve za preprečitev vožnje po nasprotni strani ceste Vir: Youtube Foto: Zajeta slika Apparatus – Radijske oddaje, ki živijo na internetu. Medieval manuscripts blog Today, February 1st, is the feast day of saint Brigid of Kildare (d. c. 524). Brigid or ‘Brigit’ or ‘Bride’ was a virgin and abbess, and is the patron saint of dairymaids, poets, blacksmiths and healers. She is one of the most popular medieval Irish saints, with numerous churches and shrines dedicated to her both in Ireland and elsewhere. Her iconographical emblem is the cow. There are multiple versions of the life of Brigid in both Old Irish and Latin. Many of these miracle stories mirror stories from the Gospels. Alongside the miracles associated with food and beer, there are also miracles involving amorous misadventures. One of the Latin lives has a different version of this story. A much later writer, Gerald of Wales (d. c. 1220) in his topographical guide to Ireland, dedicated to Henry II, has extensive descriptions of Brigid’s abbey and shrine. Here you can see two of calendar pages from Books of Hours (prayer-books) for the month of February. Further Reading:

That Time Badass Feminist Queen Elizabeth II Gave Saudi Arabia's King a Lesson in Power Press Association/AP Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is known to have a wicked sense of humor, and some mean driving skills. One day back in 1998, she deployed both spectacularly to punk Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Back then, Abdullah was a Saudi crown prince visiting Balmoral, the vast royal estate in Scotland. The Queen had offered him a tour of the grounds—here's what happened next, according to former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles: The royal Land Rovers were drawn up in front of the castle. Royal custom discourages repeating what the Queen says in private, Cowper-Coles explained, but the anecdote was corroborated by Abdullah, and became, in the diplomat's words, "too funny not to repeat." Abdullah went on to cultivate the image of a reformer as king.

Culture - The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels 12. Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (2002) What are the greatest novels of the opening years of this tumultuous century? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled several dozen book critics, including The New York Times Book Review’s Parul Sehgal, Time magazine's book editor Lev Grossman, Newsday book editor Tom Beer, Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin, C Max Magee, founder of The Millions, Booklist's Donna Seaman, Kirkus Reviews' Laurie Muchnick and many more. We asked each to name the best novels published in English since 1 January 2000. "I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974,” Eugenides writes in the opening lines of his novel.

HRT: Ekskluzivno: Intervju s Thomasom Pikettyjem 09. 04. 2015. pred 3 dana Jedan od najpoznatijih ekonomista današnjice, autor bestselera "Kapital u 21. stoljeću", francuski ekonomist Thomas Piketty gostuje u Hrvatskoj. Njegovu knjigu nobelovac Paul Krugman proglasio je "najvažnijom knjigom godine, a možda i desetljeća''. Autor problem vidi u koncentraciji kapitala kod malog broja ljudi, a rješenje u progresivnom oporezivanju bogatstva pa je izazvao veliko zanimanje, posebice lijeve scene. Potreban je jedinstveni korporativni porez u Europi. Cijeli intervju naše novinarke Anabelle Laikauff pogledajte u videoprilogu: Piketty je gostovao u Filozofskom teatru zagrebačkog HNK. Prvo izdanje Kapitala u hrvatskom prijevodu je prodano, tiskano je drugo. Thomas Piketty otvara francusku sezonu u Hrvatskoj Drago mi je da sam u Zagrebu, da mogu ovdje predavati.