1. ASU students showcase history of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

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    The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies hosted a Middle Ages and Renaissance booth at ASU's Night of the Open Door. Students, faculty, and the community came out and participated in this event and learned more about the history of the Middle Ages and Renaissance period.

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    • Magna Carta: The Medieval Context and the Part Played by William Marshal - Lord Igor Judge

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      Lord Judge enlightens us on the thrilling historical context of Magna Carta's signing: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/magna-carta-the-medieval-context-and-the-part-played-by-william-marshal Modern understanding of Magna Carta has begun to mythologise the creation and signing of the charter. Lord Igor Judge, Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales places Magna Carter in its historical context as simply another Charter in an age when charters "created like confetti". As well as the byzantine politics and open warfare that lead to the creation of Magna Carta, Lord Judge highlights the real hero of 1215, William Marshal, who's tireless campaigning and statecraft lead to the adoption of Magna Carta, ejected the French from British soil and secured the Plantaganet dynasty's hold on the throne The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/magna-carta-the-medieval-context-and-the-part-played-by-william-marshal Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,700 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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      • The Guitar and the Romantic Vision of the Medieval World - Professor Christopher Page

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        Professor Page continues the his examination of the guitar in history: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-guitar-and-the-romantic-vision-of-the-medieval-world Between approximately 1750 and 1850, interest in the Middle Ages was fed by many activities with porous boundaries, including the antiquarianism of those who collected coins, seals and armour and the collection of poems generally called ‘ballads’ regarded as the core materials of nascent national literatures. In poetry, and the many new publications offering serialised fiction in the Regency period, the guitar was often associated with a vanished medieval past, imagined as a time of Catholic ignorance but also of political stability and fluent minstrelsy. Here, as in other respects, the associations of the guitar ran counter to nineteenth-century industrialism and the encroachment of new brick-built suburbs into green land, and even to Anglicanism, since the guitar was strongly associated with Catholic Spain and an imagery of warm nights, vesper bells, and elderly duennas nodding over their books of hours. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-guitar-and-the-romantic-vision-of-the-medieval-world Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,700 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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        • Is Islam better than Christianity at Science?

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          His Excellency Nikodimos Daoud, the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul: "All we [Christians] know is how to write and how to instill culture in those around us -- just as we instilled culture in the Arabs and Muslims in the past, when they came here as conquerors. I don't know if we should call them conquests or raids. When they entered our lands, we -- the Syriac Christians in particular -- instilled culture in them. History will curse us for educating them and for translating books for them. We have been instilling culture in them to this very day, but they sold us out for nothing. The countries for which we were willing to die spat us out." Professor John F. Healey, University of Manchester: "...[Christians] did have a key role in the transmission of Greek science to Muslim scholarship. And even if there was a Dark Age among Christians in the West in the eighth and ninth centuries CE, there was no such Dark Age among Christians in the Middle East. ... Many of the finest scholars in this Middle East Christian tradition were accustomed to reading texts in Greek, sometimes translating them into Syriac for local Church purposes. ... When the Islamic caliphate came into existence, these local Christians proved to be an invaluable resource to the new rulers." Bink Hallum, The British Library: "The combination of familiarity with ancient Greek literature and mastery of a Semitic language made Christians such as Ḥunayn perfectly placed to translate from Greek into Arabic." In addition, Stacy Trasancos notes, in her book Science Was Born Of Christianity: "The Arabian philosophers adopted the works of the Greeks, along with the organismic, eternal cosmic treadmill worldview. This meant that the philosophers' worldview was in conflict with the Muslim religion since the Koran taught that God the Creator created the world and held it in existence. The stillbirth of Muslim science could be credited with a separation of science and religion that ought to have been reconciled, a point that would no doubt surprise many people today. ... Muslim science made notable contributions in areas that had nothing to do with physical laws. When it came to a study of physical laws of the world, there was a certain inertia owed to the unwillingness to question the Aristotlelian animistic worldview, which is why the study of biology advanced but without an underlying increase in the understanding of the physical world. ... As far as the Muslim scholars advanced, they still did not provide the psychology that could give birth to modern science because they did not effectively refute the pantheism of the Greek scientific corpus (body)." (p. 83, 85, 86)

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          • A Ninth Century Thing

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            Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the ninth century? In the middle of the Swabian forests, in southwest Germany, a man had the dream of building a full-scale medieval monastery, using only the materials and tools from the era. Herr Bert Geurten, a descendant in a thirty-eighth direct line of Charlemagne --who in 800 AD became the first emperor in western Europe since the fall of the Roman Empire three centuries before--, shares his vision with 30-like minded individuals, wearing the clothes and eating the food as though it is the Middle Ages. It will take the team almost 50 years to finish the project --by which time most of those involved will already be dead. This is the story of Andy Ollinger, a Bexsbach-born former bartender who now tends to the animals in this dreamland.

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            • Saint Elizabeth 2 FINAL-HD1080p

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              This program is part of a video interactive called Echoes of the Middle Ages installed at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. The interactive allows visitors to explore the relationship between liturgical objects and music of the European Middle Ages. The program features the Schola Antiqua of Chicago.

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              • Paris 1100-1500 AD guided tour on Vayable.com

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                Book it here: https://www.vayable.com/experiences/11061-paris-1100-1500-ad

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                • Liturgy FINAL-HD 1080p

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                  This program is part of a video interactive called Echoes of the Middle Ages installed at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. The interactive allows visitors to explore the relationship between liturgical objects and music of the European Middle Ages. The program features the Schola Antiqua of Chicago.

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                  • Introduction to video interactive Echoes of the Middle Ages

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                    This program is part of a video interactive called Echoes of the Middle Ages installed at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. The interactive allows visitors to explore the relationship between liturgical objects and music of the European Middle Ages. The program features the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church in Rochester.

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                    • Virgin Mary

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                      This program is part of a video interactive called Echoes of the Middle Ages installed at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. The interactive allows visitors to explore the relationship between liturgical objects and music of the European Middle Ages. The program features the Schola Antiqua of Chicago.

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