Painting depicting the world after Ragnarok
History

The Survivors of Ragnarok

May 5, 2022

Though Ragnarok signals the end of the world as it burns in flames that reach the stars, the eventual sinking of the world into the sea doesn’t necessarily mean the end of everything. […]

Painting depicting Charles VIII and his army entering Naples
History

French Invasion and Expulsion of the Medici Family

May 4, 2022

The French invasion of Italy when it was composed of smaller city-states would later be regarded as the end of a period of relative peace and cultural brilliance. Eventually, it would give birth to the concept of nation-state. […]

Illustration of Girolamo Savonarola’s sermon.
History

Girolamo Savonarola and the Medici

May 4, 2022

Girolamo Savonarola frequently suggested in his sermons that Lorenzo de Medici kept the city enthralled with lavish civic celebrations in order to distract and stupefy the Florentine populace into submission. […]

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