Barbarian Hordes and Pitiful People
Sometimes politicians comment upon the fugitive crisis in Europe 2015 by referring to the ‘Barbarian Hordes’ and the events in the 4th and 5th centuries. Does this make sense?….
Were the Huns sophisticated nomads ruling over a grand Steppe Empire? Or were they just one group of nomads amongst many, who happened to be at the right time and place to bleed the Roman Empire to death?….
The Huns and the Avars were famous for their lusty greed for gold. But what did they do with it all?….
Technical examinations of the gold used in the different artifacts found in the Hunnic treasure from Nagyszéksós show a variety of sources….
Francis I – Big Boy and Larger than Life
This year France celebrates the life and times of one of its greatest monarchs, Francis I (1494 -1547). Here is a short introduction with recommended readings….
Francis I – Warrior King and Patron of Art
This year France celebrates the cultural and artistic heritage from the reign of Francis I. After an exhibition in Paris has ended, Chantilly offers insights into the life of the king and his reign….
Francis I and his Library at Blois
This year France commemorates the 500-year anniversary of Francis I. Together with Bibliothèque national de France the Château de Blois has mounted an exhibition of his library….
Francis I of France 1515 – 2015
2015 France celebrates the 500-year anniversary of the coronation of Francis I in Reims with exhibitions and events throughout the country. Get the links here….
This year France commemorates the 500-year anniversary of one of its more significant kings, Francis I. Together with Bibliothèque national de France the Château de Blois has mounted an exhibition of his library in its original surroundings The Château de Blois is one of the finest castles in the Loire Valley and a must-see for any cultural traveler visiting … Read more
This year France celebrates the cultural and artistic heritage from the reign of Francis I. After an exhibition in Paris has ended, Chantilly offers insights into the life of the king and his reign.
A sumptuous exhibition of medieval embroidered art made of gold and silk in the Museum Catharijneconvent shows some of the best preserved medieval liturgical garments preserved in Europe.
Events marking the anniversary of the martyr death of Czech church reformer, Jan Hus, will culminate on Monday, July 6, when 600 years have passed since his burning at the stake.
Franciscan art flourished in the Late Middle Ages as the religious movement spread all over Europe as well as Asia. This summer the Accademia in Florence shows a spectacular selection
Sweet, delicate, gentle and just some of the epithets clinging to the current exhibition of late medieval Swabian sculpture at Musée de Cluny in Paris this summer
The summer exhibition at Louvre-Lens – Gold and Ivory – highlights the wealth of artistic exchanges between Paris and what is now Tuscany 1250 -1320
Aube en Champagne celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Cistercian foundation, the Abbey of Clairvaux in 2015