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History

The Church’s View of the Many Translations of Bible

January 28, 2023

There were many who advocated for the reading and interpretation of the Bible by average laypeople in their own languages. The Church’s prohibition against translation, however, was a major flashpoint in debates among the clerics. […]

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History

How Medieval Authors Gained a Following

January 27, 2023

Interestingly, we can trace the legacy of several medieval authors in the many anonymous and collaborative forms of writing that are familiar to us from social media, blog posts, and podcasts. […]

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History

Professional Authors: A Medieval Legacy

January 26, 2023

In the ancient Greco-Roman world, writing was considered a pastime of independently wealthy men. They might receive patronage, but authorship was not a means to earn a livelihood. […]

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History

Why Is China’s Population Shrinking?

January 25, 2023

The world’s largest nation is facing a decline in its numbers. Last year, deaths in China outpaced births for the first time since the 1960s. What’s happening to the Chinese population and why? […]

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Deeper Dive

Wondrium Series Explores Great Women before 1400

January 22, 2023

From Herodias to Joan of Arc, strong women fill pre-15th-century history. A Wondrium series tells the stories of 36 such warriors, queens, and intellectuals. Vietnam’s Trung sisters rebelled against China 2,000 years ago. […]

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History

Collective Decisions and the Inherent Selfishness of States

January 22, 2023

Since they are is no single global enforcer of rules, when it comes to international decisions, taking and making other countries stick to those decisions can be challenging. It is further complicated by conflicting self interests and complex domestic affairs. […]

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History

Dictatorships: Cursed by Their Own Power?

January 22, 2023

Not fearing elections actually enables dictators to implement unpopular policies that may benefit the state in the long run. At the same time, it can also backfire as no accountability also equals to no trust. […]

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