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Perceptions of beauty in Renaissance art

Perceptions of beauty in Renaissance artBy Neil HaughtonJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Vol.3 (2004)Abstract: The Renaissance was a cultural revolution that spread from Florence, in 1400, throughout Italy and into the rest of Europe. Its impetus was the philosophy of Humanism, which strove to resurrect and emulate the literature and art of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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Traveler’s Tips from the 14th Century: The Detours of Ibn Battuta

Traveler’s Tips from the 14th Century: The Detours of Ibn BattutaLecture by Paul Cobb, University of PennsylvaniaGiven at Penn Museum on December 4, 2013In 1325, a Moroccan scholar named Ibn Battuta set out to do a bit of traveling. When he finally returned to his homeland 30 years later, he had visited the equivalent of over 40 modern countries, traversed the entire eastern hemisphere, and logged about 73,000 miles.
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Imperator Str - History

Imperator(Str: 1. 906& 39;; b. 98& 39;3& 34;; dr. 35& 39;2& 34;; s. 23.5 k.)Imperator, a German passenger liner, was built by Vulcan Works, Hamburg, Germany, in 1910. Following the Armistice 11 November 1918, she was taken over from Germany by the Food Shipping and Finance Agreement. She sailed to Brest, France; was acquired there by the Navy 5 May l919; and commissioned the same day, Captain J.
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Chaucer and the Early Church

Chaucer and the Early ChurchKaiser, Melanie L. and Dean, James M.Medieval Forum Vol. 5 (2006)Although some Chaucerians have questioned the place and integrity of Chaucer’s Second Nun’s Tale, we believe it has an important use in the Canterbury book. Few of the other tales address spiritual issues relevant to the pilgrimage, but the Second Nun’s Tale directly addresses the religious purpose of the Canterbury journey.
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How is serfdom related to slavery?

As far as I understand serfdom is very closely related to slavery. For example, Wikipedia mentions serfs could be traded, bought and sold and were more or less at the mercy of their owner/lord and…
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