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Medieval Masons’ Tools: The Level and the Plumb Rule

Medieval Masons’ Tools: The Level and the Plumb RuleBy Lonnie R. ShelbyTechnology and Culture, Vol.2:2 (1961)Introduction: In contrast to the vast number of studies dealing with medieval art and architecture, the technology of medieval construction has received relatively little attention. Much work remains to be done in this field, particularly in studying the development of equipment and tools used in medieval construction work.
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Rise of Partisan Politics

Even during George Washington’s first administration it was evident that partisan factions had emerged within the cabinet as well as within the country at large. The forces favoring a strong federal government were led by Alexander Hamilton and would become known as the Federalist Party. The advocates of strong state governments were led by Thomas Jefferson and became the Jeffersonian Republicans.
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Medievalist awarded grant to research Mirror to Devout People

Paul Patterson, assistant professor of English at St.Joseph University, has been awarded $8,200 to pursue his personal project, an edition of the Mirror to Devout People.The Mirror to Devout People, also known as the Speculum devotorum, was written by a monk at the Carthusian monastery of Sheen, in Surrey, England, for a sister of the Bridgettine Syon Abbey in Isleworth, Middlesex.
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Negro Leagues

What was good for baseball in general — Jackie Robinson& 39;s acceptance as the first black player in the all-white Major Leagues in 1947 — was bad for the Negro Leagues that had created a niche for itself just after World War I. The successful Robinson saga quickly opened the floodgates for black stars to display and compare their talents with established white stars of the American and National leagues.
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The Urbanization of Hell in Medieval Infernal Literature: “WhenTungdali met Lucyfer”

The Urbanization of Hell in Medieval Infernal Literature: “WhenTungdali met Lucyfer”Bourdier, JulietteConsortium: A Journal of Crossdisciplinary Inquiry (2011)AbstractThe entire body of Western knowledge about Hell comes from a series of manuscripts describing journeys in the afterworld. The texts I will discuss constitute a genre that I will refer to as “Infernal literature” and only existed during the middle ages (from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries) as eschatological testimonies of travels in the otherworld.
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