Thursday, May 05, 2005

Burial Ground/Vespers....Hadrian continued

Final design proposals for the African Burial Ground Memorial posted here.


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Thoroughly convinced of Runciman's argument, that the massacre of Sicilian Vespers of 1282 was fundamental to the history of Europe, I also think its an amazing parallel to current events. If you don't want to read the book there is a good Bartleby summary of the Vespers massacre here.

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Nice to know I'm not alone in my nerdy re-reading of Hadrian the Seventh during the last papist ceremonies--its shared by fellow obscurist, 18th/19th century periodical loving blogger.

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