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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 »

Tuesday Jul 22nd, 2014

The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

The day Russia became a state sponsor of terrorism
Tuesday Jul 22nd, 2014

The exaltation of Christ

A Christian view of the destiny of humanity
Tuesday Jul 22nd, 2014

Antislavery history and antislavery activism converge in Philadelphia

W. Caleb McDaniel on Historians Against Slavery
Tuesday Jul 22nd, 2014

Mindful Sex

Author Jeff Wilson explores how mindfulness can be applied to sex
Tuesday
Jul 22nd, 2014

Debussy and the Great War

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Tuesday
Jul 22nd, 2014

How much do you know about investment arbitration?

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Monday
Jul 21st, 2014

10 questions for Jenny Davidson

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Monday
Jul 21st, 2014

Bioscience, flies, and the future of teleportation

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Monday
Jul 21st, 2014

“How absurd!” The Occupation of Paris 1940-1944

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Monday
Jul 21st, 2014

When simple is no longer simple

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Sunday
Jul 20th, 2014

Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

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Sunday
Jul 20th, 2014

Why we don’t go to the moon anymore

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Sunday
Jul 20th, 2014

What is consciousness?

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Saturday
Jul 19th, 2014

What is the Islamic state and its prospects?

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Saturday
Jul 19th, 2014

Contested sites on India’s Deccan Plateau

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