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Middle Ages

In this section we have a lot of interesting info on the history of Western Europe and America in the period from about 500 to 1400–1500 AD

The black books of the Middle Age Part 2

Fiendish Codex Perhaps, to the “black” books with some stretch can be attributed to “the Codex Gigas” (“the Giant Codex”) is a handwritten set of the beginning of the XIII century, which is now kept in the Swedish Royal library in Stockholm. This Tome is much more known as the “devil’s Bible” because, according to […]

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The black books of the Middle Age Part 1

In the Middle ages, there was a legend about the “black books”. In Western Europe they were called Grimoire. These books were manuals of black magic and occult knowledge. If an inexperienced person happened just flip through this book, it could kill him or drive crazy… But if someone was able to read and understand, […]

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Secrets of the Silk Road Part 2

The words that are Sogdian Within the wrecks of a watchtower, which protected the town of the cotton street Dunhuang, the archaeologist Aurel Stein found five mystical characters in 1907. These characters would be of writing culture, the earliest types. The Sogdians were an Iranian source and managed trade-in the rich valleys of Key Asia […]

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Secrets of the Silk Road Part 1

Extending 10,000 kilometers, over 10, the cotton street extended in the Mediterranean and beyond within the Northwest to China within the East to Asia within the South. In the III millennium, it had been the primary path linking the West and also the East. But there’s proof that trade-in in this way was transported significantly […]

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The unroyal odor of king Louis XIV Part 2

Dr. Dakine writes: “His Majesty threw up again today, mostly pieces undigested matter, among which a large number were truffles.” This is the reason for medical concern? At the Sorbonne were taught that the stomach is not so important as the intestines. And only the emptied gut — a healthy gut. Therefore, doctors in the […]

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The unroyal odor of king Louis XIV Part 1

Lucky those who have had to face in the early time with physicians. Louis XIV was lucky in this respect, much less. His martyrdom the hands of the court medics lasted long 79 years. It’s distinctive and very annoying smell “the sun king” was obliged it to their doctors… Why, in fact, Louis smelled so […]

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How Henry VIII won Pope Part 2

The very first sufferer of the battle of the master was a promoter of Catholicism who have been charged with treason, adviser Wolsey, and his coach. Wolsey was endangered using the block that was cutting, but he, unlike well-known that was fortunate — he perished prior to the test of organic triggers. But VIII chose […]

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How Henry VIII won Pope Part 1

Traditionally, the united kingdom is in Europe a location that is unique. Divided from Europe leftover area of the old-world, by ocean Albion, it’s several basic variations from their neighbors. Among the Anglican Cathedral Religious denomination, and also these variations, shaped not and not just therefore significantly caused by spiritual conversations, but because of goals […]

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A routine of the Holy Inquisition Part 3

Interrogated witches, warlocks, and others sold soul to the devil in the same way as heretics under the most severe torture. In addition, the bodies of the victims to seek out the so-called “mark of the devil” — unusual moles, seals, etc. it was Believed that the devil imposes on their minions print, which you […]

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A routine of the Holy Inquisition Part 2

The first Albigensian appeared in the beginning of 11th century. They preached Apostolic Christianity and were simple, moral and sheltered life, so at first, they were called “good people” (fewer bones homes). However, after the first excommunication from the Church; delivered at the Cathedral in Toulouse, convened by Pope Calixtus II, began to call Toulouse […]

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A routine of the Holy Inquisition Part 1

Hard for us to imagine that there was a time when witchcraft brought no income, and suffering and martyrdom. Then the witch hunt was a national sport in many countries of Western Europe, and the sorcerers and hundreds burned at the stake for the glory of the Roman Catholic Church… A typical view of the witch […]

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Bloody tortures of the Middle Age Part 2

German theologian Georg Widman told how one night the devil was watching one salt the pot of boiling water. The devil sticks his nose into the crack in the wall of the house, Salter throws it in boiling water, and then the devil throwing the wizard across the river, and the boiler is over the […]

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Bloody tortures of the Middle Age Part 1

In the treatise of the witch hunter Pierre de Lancre “the picture of the impermanence of evil angels and demons,” published in 1612, describes the atrocities perpetrated by the servants of the devil. Accompany the text very illustration of the Polish engraver Jan Sarnco. A reader faces the coven, where they eat a bread made […]

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