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22 08, 2017

Byzantine Iconoclasm: History of Christianity

By |2019-09-09T19:03:29-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

Byzantine iconoclasm: an Icon of St. Nicholas (Russia) Byzantine iconoclasm By the early 700s AD, the Roman Empire had seen four hundred years of religious arguments about what or who Jesus Christ was. The Arians believed that [...]

7 08, 2017

Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince – Florence

By |2019-11-21T09:20:53-08:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Niccolo Machiavelli When did Machiavelli live? Around 1500 AD, Machiavelli was working for the government in the city-state of Florence. Florence was smack in the middle of the Renaissance, which meant that everybody [...]

4 08, 2017

Raphael – Biography – Renaissance art

By |2018-04-23T09:44:15-07:00August 4th, 2017|Art, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Raphael's early selfie as a teenager Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci were the four greatest painters of the Renaissance in Italy. Raphael was born in 1483, when Michelangelo was eight years old and Leonardo was already grown up; Titian [...]