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- The Librarian on In the Shadow of Moloch: The Sacrifice of Children and Its Impact on Western Religions, by Martin S. Bergmann
- The Librarian on Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South’s Ancient Chiefdoms, by Charles Hudson
- Phyllis on Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South’s Ancient Chiefdoms, by Charles Hudson
Tag Archives: france
Puzzle of January 26, 2010
The library at the Château de Chantilly, France; part of the Musée Condé.
Book of December 20, 2009
I would have said that France is one of the countries least in need of discovery, but Graham Robb shows me how very, very wrong I was.
Puzzle of December 18, 2009
by Paul Gauguin, 1888. Doing it made my feet cold, so take precautions.
Puzzle of December 16, 2009
The Labour of the Months: December.
Puzzle of November 11, 2009
Manet’s painting is a beautiful exploration of what it means to see and what it means to gaze. The painting was displayed at the Getty Museum in 2007, and that website has a particularly good collection of art-critical analysis and public reactions. For me, the gripping thing about this picture is how much it draws us into [...]
Puzzle of October 21, 2009
The Labour of the Months: October. The crop is being sown in front of the Louvre. As Allen Farber points out, this is a view of the city of Paris in which very few Parisiens can be seen: though the fortress of the Louvre is shown in exacting detail, the peasants working in front of the [...]
Puzzle of October 16, 2009
by Paul Cezanne, 1882-85. "He sought to reveal the inner geometry of nature".
Puzzle of October 9, 2009
The Labour of the Months: September. The grape harvest at the Château de Saumur.