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Wednesday Jun 18th, 2014

A globalized history of “baron,” part 2

I will begin with a short summary of the previous post. In English texts, the noun baron surfaced in 1200, which means that it became current not much earlier than the end of the twelfth century. It has been traced to Semitic (a fanciful derivation), Celtic, Latin (a variety of proposals), and Germanic. The Old English words beorn “man; fighter, warrior” and bearn “child… read more »

Thursday Jul 31st, 2014

The month that changed the world: Friday, 31 July 1914

‘Mobilization means war’
Thursday Jul 31st, 2014

Barry, Bond, and music on film

On 31 July 1987, The Living Daylights was released
Thursday Jul 31st, 2014

The Odyssey in culture, ancient and modern

Video interviews with Barry B. Powell
Thursday Jul 31st, 2014

Pseudoscience surplus

How do we distinguish science from pseudoscience?
Wednesday
Jul 30th, 2014

Education and crime over the life cycle

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Tuesday
Jul 29th, 2014

Memory and the Great War

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Monday
Jul 28th, 2014

World Hepatitis Day: reason to celebrate

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Monday
Jul 28th, 2014

Does pain have a history?

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