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 »

Friday Aug 1st, 2014

The month that changed the world: Saturday, 1 August 1914

Peace hung in the balance
Friday Aug 1st, 2014

The Queen whose Soul was Harmony

James Anderson Winn on Queen Anne
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

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Thursday
Jul 31st, 2014

Pseudoscience surplus

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Wednesday
Jul 30th, 2014

Monthly etymology gleanings for July 2014

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Wednesday
Jul 30th, 2014

On the 95th anniversary of the Chicago Race Riots

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Tuesday
Jul 29th, 2014

Memory and the Great War

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Saturday
Jul 26th, 2014

Confidence and courage in mentoring

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Saturday
Jul 26th, 2014

The month that changed the world: Sunday, 26 July 1914

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