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Charlemagne’s Alphabet

Here’s a sort of “fun fact” about Charlemagne I just came across in a 15th century source. Ok, technically it may not be an actual “fact” but, as the Italians say: se non è vero, è ben trovato – if … Continue reading

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Late medieval cityscapes

In my last post I was talking about the so-called Retable du Parlement from Paris and how it shows an actual cityscape, i.e. Paris, in the background: True enough, to the very left of the painting there’s the Tour de … Continue reading

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To the ghosts who write history books

When it comes to writing the first post of a new blog, there appear to be two different schools of thought: On the one hand, there are those who begin with some sort of “welcome post” introducing themselves and the … Continue reading

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