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To answer the "Byzantium" question, it's not taboo. Many scholars, of both...

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I doubt MET would decide to use the term Byzantine Empire if it was taboo for...

So we have three for “no, the term is fine”. There you have it anon… unless someone wants to disagree.

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May 31, 1962: Adolf Eichmann is executed. After escaping U.S....

Eichmann in his cell, Getty. Eichmann in 1942.May 31, 1962: Adolf Eichmann is executed. After escaping U.S. custody at the end of World War II, this SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) fled to...

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As much as I adore this blog and the posts, can you please try to stray from...

:| Sorry. That just happens to be what I find most interesting (not to mention what I know best).  … So I guess that’s a no to the Eichmann trial gifs and the Andrey Vlasov post I was going to write?

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I went to the bathroom and when I came back AHH all of a sudden...

I went to the bathroom and when I came back AHH all of a sudden MESSAGES. You guys are lovely, seriously - thank you for your all your support and compliments. I’m just sorry I can’t answer all of your...

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When you answer your questions, how do you do so in the font that you use?...

Oh, you just click that little thing that says ‘HTML’, and you make the font smaller, like so:

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Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death - December 1961. The...

Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death - December 1961. The former SS-Obersturmbannführer, who was found guilty of all fifteen of his charges, was hanged in Ramla, Israel, on May 31, 1962.

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Remember that ballet, The Rite of Spring, that caused a riot...

Remember that ballet, The Rite of Spring, that caused a riot when it premiered in Paris in 1913? Even though the controversy is usually attributed to Stravinsky’s score, the original choreography by...

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More responses under the cut. It depends on what you mean by...

More responses under the cut. It depends on what you mean by “know”… because if I’m going to be honest, I don’t really know a lot of details about anything. The proper question would have to be “do you...

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(Making it reblog-able so that it’s easier for people to...

(Making it reblog-able so that it’s easier for people to add on.) All of the blogs on the Tumblr Spotlight are highly recommended. Out of them, I follow Eff Yeah Asian History, Medium Aevum (the Middle...

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Thank you so much for recommending my blog! It means a great deal to me.

You’re welcome! I love your blog. Also, @ the anon who is asking about Church laws/rulings of the medieval period… I don’t think I’m going to be able to help you there. Looking at a list of papal bulls...

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June 1, 1857: Les Fleurs du mal is published. Charles...

Felix Bracquemond, unpublished 1st ed.June 1, 1857: Les Fleurs du mal is published. Charles Baudelaire’s controversial book of poetry was divided into six sections, those being “Spleen and Ideal”,...

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The people of Hong Kong celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s...

The people of Hong Kong celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation - June 1953. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, in honor of her 60th year on the throne, is currently being celebrated in the United Kingdom...

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Four-year-old Prince Charles and the Queen Mother at Queen...

Four-year-old Prince Charles and the Queen Mother at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation - June 2, 1953.  Adorable. What do you think he’s saying?

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June 2, 1953: Elizabeth II is crowned at Westminster Abbey. From...

June 2, 1953: Elizabeth II is crowned at Westminster Abbey. From the Queen’s coronation speech, which she delivered that evening. The ceremonies you have seen today are ancient, and some of their...

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June 3, 1926: Allen Ginsberg is born. Allen Ginsberg, along with...

Reading "Howl", 1966. with Bob Dylan.June 3, 1926: Allen Ginsberg is born. Allen Ginsberg, along with Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, defined the Beat Generation of postwar America. Ginsberg...

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Edmund Dulac’s illustrations for “The...

Edmund Dulac’s illustrations for “The Nightingale”.  In the trees lived a nightingale, which sang so splendidly that even the poor Fisherman, who had many other things to do, stopped still and...

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June 4, 1940: The evacuation of Dunkirk ends. After the end of...

June 4, 1940: The evacuation of Dunkirk ends. After the end of the Battle of Dunkirk, over 300,000 French and British troops, trapped for days on the beaches and harbor at Dunkirk (Dunkerque) by German...

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Returning from Dunkirk - May/June 1940.  Suddenly the scene has...

Returning from Dunkirk - May/June 1940.  Suddenly the scene has cleared, the crash and thunder has for the moment- but only for the moment- died away. A miracle of deliverance, achieved by valor, by...

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June 6, 2012: Ray Bradbury dies at 91. The great American author...

June 6, 2012: Ray Bradbury dies at 91. The great American author (best known for his science-fiction works) of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes,...

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