Scotland’s latest Viking discovery, a hoard of gold and silver objects worth over a million pounds, throws light on Viking influence across Europe more than a thousand years ago.
Archives for November 2014
Mary Lamb: Insanity and Matricide Among the Romantic Poets
Romantic poets and siblings Mary and Charles Lamb led eventful lives, especially when Mary murdered her mother during a bout of insanity.
The Evolutionary Theory of Teilhard de Chardin
De Chardin produced a theory of evolution based on the growth of mind through expanding consciousness towards an ever-receding omega point.
What Did William Wordsworth Do to Samuel Taylor Coleridge?
Literary critics remain divided over the question of whether William Wordsworth’s cruelty was responsible for Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s decline into mental illness and opium addiction.
Archaeology and the Great Game: Explorers on the Silk Road
At the beginning of the twentieth century intrepid scholars discovered the wonders of the Silk Road against the background of The Great Game, as rival empires vied for influence in Central Asia.