The Italian princes of the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance are distinguished by their policy of patronage. Among them, Laurent de Medici, known as "the Magnificent", who imposed himself in Florence in the second half of the 15th century, through his political skill and his "propaganda" based, among other things, on the arts.
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On January 27, 2015, was commemorated the liberation of the Auschwitz Birkenau camps, in memory of the millions of Jews murdered and massacred in the name of Hitler's racist ideology, according to which, the German race has superiority over it. vis-à-vis other races deemed inferior. On the basis of this ideology, the Holocaust - The catastrophe in Hebrew that will claim the lives of more than five million Jews, was carried out in a methodical and cold manner.
Fans of mythology know Luc Ferry's taste for this field and know that he regularly seeks to popularize it, whether through play or now through comics. We received two volumes, devoted to two must-haves of Greek mythology: the myth of Prometheus and the songs of the Iliad.
The first concern of countless servants of the state is to ensure its security and to defend its interests. However, a truly effective defense does not support publicity. For this reason, the state has, since its inception, special structures cultivating secrecy around their activities.
The number zero was first used by the Babylonians in the second millennium BC, before being reinvented by the Mayans and then the Hindus. But it was the Arabs who integrated it into their number system, to spread it throughout Europe during the tenth century.
1940 And if France had continued the war, emerges from the genre of alternative history or uchronia. In France it is customary to associate this type of work with science fiction literature and to relegate it to a role of entertainment or escape. An attitude that is not found in the Anglo-Saxon world, however, since Anglophone historians regularly lend themselves to this kind of exercise.
A small pocket-sized book, an academic author (François Pernot is professor of Modern History at the University of Cergy-Pontoise), no more than 130 pages, at first glance this book is not without making one think of the famous "What do I know?" »Known to all history students.
From a young age, Diane de Poitiers was brought up to always obtain the best, to always possess more and "to rise higher above the common". Thus, Mireille Lesage reveals to us in her work “Diane de Poitiers, Lady, Queen and Mistress” the important moments of the life of this Influential person.
Son of the king of Jerusalem Amaury I, Baldwin IV succeeded his father from 1174 to 1185. His reign is remarkable in more than one way: first thanks to Baldwin IV himself, very early on suffering from leprosy, but who manages with courage and a certain political and military skill to hold the kingdom for more than ten years; by the context then, a kingdom of Jerusalem under siege, which must face the rise in power of Saladin.
In November 1860, the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States of America would trigger the most serious political crisis in the history of the country. Three months would be enough to divide the nation into two political entities, and less than six to plunge it into civil war - and this, despite repeated attempts at conciliation to avoid the worst.
In Ethiopia, in Aksum, takes place the feast of Timkat where a veiled chest symbolizing the Ark of the Covenant (chest built to house the Tablets of the Law given by Yahweh to Moses) is taken in procession through the city. Churches all over the country hold a tabot, a plaque symbolizing the tablets of the law and thereby the Ark itself.
The Bronze Age is a time largely unknown to the general public. Ancient Egypt is more familiar to us, but historical and archaeological research renews our vision of this civilization which has fascinated Europeans for several centuries. Les Éditions Faton is offering two new issues of Dossiers d´Archéologie.
The first Christian Emperor, Emperor Constantine brings together the First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, with the aim of establishing the unity of the Church, in the East as in the West. The Council of Nicaea is an important event of the reign of Constantine I because it fixes certain key points of Christian dogma.
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Throughout time, humans have always wanted to improve their understanding of the universe. The main objective of the history of physics is to retrace the various discoveries made by physicists since prehistoric times. Thus, through the ages, we will show what have been the major evolutions that have made it possible to found our current knowledge of the universe.
Emma. This successful and modern name could sometimes make us forget that it already existed in the Middle Ages, worn by many queens. Contrary to what one might think, he is not the diminutive of Emannuelle but a first name in its own right. Immortalized by Mme Bovary, it is worn by several famous actresses.
Eginhard (770, † 840), in his work "Life of Charlemagne", describes the clothing of the king of the Franks as follows: "The king & 39; s ordinary costume was that of his fathers, the habit of the Franks; he wore a linen shirt and slippers on his skin; over it was a tight tunic with a silk belt and socks; bandages surrounded her legs, sandals encased her feet, and in winter an otter skin leotard guaranteed her chest and shoulders against the cold.
The Roman Forum, from its original name Forum Romanum, has long been at the center of Roman political, economic, commercial, and religious life. It is also called forum magnum, literally the "big forum". It has long been a place of dynamism, of encounters, located in the heart of Rome.
Evelyn Farr, following long and meticulous research, delivers us a magnificent work "Marie-Antoinette and the Earl of Fersen, the secret correspondence". After a chronology of Axel & 39; s life until the death of Marie Antoinette, we get to the heart of the matter with the reading and analysis of the few existing letters, written by these two great characters, a correspondence of 12 years.
Are you traveling to Berlin? Don't have a lot of time for sightseeing but still want to see "the main thing"? Histoire pour Tous advises you on a route that takes you from the famous Alexanderplatz to the famous Checkpoint Charlie, past the prestigious Humboldt University, under the Brandenburg Gate and without forgetting the inevitable Reichstag.
The exhibition "Neanderthal, the European" will be present from November 15, 2014 to November 8, 2015 at the Departmental Museum of Prehistory of Île-de-France. She invites us to discover the story of an extinct human species that lived on our territory. Known by name and by various recent subjects concerning him, such as that of DNA, Neanderthals remains for many people an enigmatic being.