Thursday, May 05, 2005

Burial Ground/Vespers....Hadrian continued

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

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.


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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