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Archive: October 2012 (2 Posts)

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The Faces of Renaissance Law – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Nathan Dorn

How many times have you been stumbling through the dicey Latin of a fifteenth century legal treatise only to stop and wonder what sort of person was behind that pretentious turn of phrase that you just couldn’t interpret? Well, now you can catch a glimpse of the greatest legal authors of the Middle Ages and Renaissance for …

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October Days of 1789 – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Nathan Dorn

After Tariq and Clare posted earlier this week on Sedition Law in England and India, I found myself thinking about revolutions.  Naturally the first thing that occurred to me was that today is the anniversary of one of the great events of the French Revolution, the March on Versailles.  You can see a contemporary account …