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Quote of the Day: April 22, 2012

"In less than a century after the barbarian nations settled in their new conquests, almost all the effects of the knowledge and civility, which the Romans had spread through Europe, disappeared. Not only the arts of elegance, which minister to luxury, and are supported by it, but many of the useful arts, without which life can scarcely be contemplated as comfortable, were neglected or lost.
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Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition Explores National Identity in Canada and U.S. at the Turn of the 19th Century

Arts : Artdaily (6 years ago)

VANCOUVER, BC.- The Vancouver Art Gallery will present the first exhibition to compare the extraordinary work of American and Canadian landscape artists during the formative days of each nation. Beginning with the American Civil War... Read Post

Spread of Leprosy into Medieval Europe

Academics / Anthropology : Dienekes' Anthropology Blog (10 hours ago)

Infection, Genetics and EvolutionVolume 31, April 2015, Pages 250–256 A migration-driven model for the historical spread of leprosy in medieval Eastern and Central Europe Helen D. Donoghue et al. Leprosy was rare in Europe during th... Read Post

Quote of the Day: November 20, 2011

Business & Finance / Economics : Grasping Reality with Both Hands (3 years ago)

"In less than a century after the barbarian nations settled in their new conquests, almost all the effects of the knowledge and civility, which the Romans had spread through Europe, disappeared. Not only the arts of elegance, which ... Read Post


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