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Interview: Living in Silverado: Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico
Interviewby James Blake Wiener

Interview: Living in Silverado: Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico

Professor Emeritus David Gitlitz is one of the world’s leading experts on Jewish-Catholic interactions in Iberia and the Americas. While initially drawn to the literature of the Spanish Golden Age as a student at Oberlin and Harvard, the...
Never Seen: The Trace of a Jewish Spirit from Mesopotamia
Articleby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Never Seen: The Trace of a Jewish Spirit from Mesopotamia

The Story Begins from a Dead End August 25, 2015 was a very hot day of summer but its omen was a very promising one! That day, I was with my friend, Mr. Hashim Hama Abdulla, director of the Sulaymaniyah Museum in Iraq, walking in the main...
Ethnicity & Identity Within the Four-Room House
Articleby Dana Murray

Ethnicity & Identity Within the Four-Room House

The process of determining ethnicity is a problematic venture, even more so when interpreted through the archaeological record. Despite this issue, evidence, such as the four-room house, has been preserved that can be interpreted to represent...
Masada (UNESCO/NHK)
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Masada (UNESCO/NHK)

Masada in present-day Israel is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots...
Moses
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Moses

Moses (c. 1400 BCE) is considered one of the most important religious leaders in world history. He is claimed by the religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahai as an important prophet of God and the founder of monotheistic belief...
Episode 1: Holy Land | Crusades | BBC Documentary
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Episode 1: Holy Land | Crusades | BBC Documentary

Dr Thomas Asbridge presents a revelatory account of the Crusades, the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. The story of the Crusades is remembered as a tale of religious fanaticism and unspeakable violence...
Episode 2: Clash of Titans | Crusades | BBC Documentary
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Episode 2: Clash of Titans | Crusades | BBC Documentary

Dr Thomas Asbridge offers a piercing examination of the Third Crusade and the two renowned figures who have come to embody Crusader war: Richard the Lionheart, king of England, and the mighty Muslim sultan Saladin, unifier of Islam. Drawing...
Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela (UNESCO/NHK)
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Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela (UNESCO/NHK)

The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity...
Who was Margery Kempe and what sort of woman was she?
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Who was Margery Kempe and what sort of woman was she?

Anthony Bale, editor of the new Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Book of Margery Kempe, describes the life of a remarkably unremarkable medieval woman. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199686643.do Anthony Bale studied at the...
Margery Kempe & English Mysticism (In Our Time)
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Margery Kempe & English Mysticism (In Our Time)

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the English mystic Margery Kempe (1373 - 1438 CE) whose extraordinary life is recorded in a book she dictated, The Book of Margery Kempe. She went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, to Rome and Santiago de Compostela...
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