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The imperial festival

The imperial festival

Close Title: Costume ball at the Tuileries Palace Author: CARPEAUX Jean-Baptiste (1827 - 1875) Creation date: 1867 Date represented: 1867 Dimensions: Height 56 ​​- Width 46 Technique and other indications: Oil on canvas Place of conservation: Musée d & 39; Orsay site webContact copyright: © Photo RMN-Grand Palais - G.

Why the Crusades Were Not a ‘Clash of Civilizations’

Why the Crusades Were Not a ‘Clash of Civilizations’

Ask pretty much anyone – whether terrorists, politicians (of all camps), dinner party guests, or religious leaders – and the one thing that they will say with confidence about the Crusades is that they were a conflict between two diametrically opposed religions: Christianity and Islam – a clash of civilizations. This is a widely-held judgement – but is it correct?

Francis I<sup>er</sup>, King of France

Francis Ier, King of France

Close Title: François I, King of France Author: CLOUET Jean (1480 - 1540) Date of creation: between 1525 and 1527 Date represented: between 1525 and 1527 Dimensions: Height 96 cm - Width 74 cm Technique and other indications: oil on wood Place of conservation: Louvre museum (Paris) website Contact copyright: © RMN - Grand Palais (Louvre museum) / Hervé Lewandowski Image reference: 96-007328 / Inv.

Jacques Marquette

Jacques Marquette

Father Marquette, a Jesuit priest, missionary and explorer, was instrumental in expanding French influence in early New France. He was born in the northern French city of Laon, where his strong religious convictions blended with a fascination with faraway places, making him a likely candidate for membership in the Society of Jesus.

Martin Luther Nail Theses to Church  - History

Martin Luther Nail Theses to Church - History

The Protestant Reformation was launched when Martin Luther nailed his criticism of the Catholic Church on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. The heart of Luthers complaints were the sale of indulgences by Catholic clergy.

Review: Volume 57 - Second World War

Review: Volume 57 - Second World War

Second World War