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Magic in The Russian Folk Tales

Alike any other folklore, the Russian one if full of its own symbolism & magic. Based on the presented fairy-tales we might highlight its supernatural & too often invisible essence often dark, terrible, interconnected with death. The magic in the … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: St. George’s Ceremony

Esteemed Readers, the religious feasts were very important & celebrated with a Royal splendour in the 17th century France. Here is a little description of St George’s day in Besançon during which the Chevalier Order bearing the same name inducted … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed readers, we go on our historical immersion in 1631 & its intense warlife. For those of you who have missed the matter I remind that the Gazette informs about the Thirty Years’ War, the most important military & religious … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, no matter the meteo conditions such as snow & an extreme heat, we keep up with our riddles. Today I offer you a long, but not too allegorical one. My hint to you: we all use this object … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Arrival of Messire Contarini, Ambassador of Venice

Esteemed Readers, far in the past visits of foreign Ambassadors & other people of dignity were accompanied with solemnity & the air of celebration too. Here is a little description Mercure Galant gives concerning arrival of the Venetian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today -1631

Esteemed Readers, here are some freshest tidings happened in Juin-Jule of 1631 in Europe, yet in the frames of the Thirty Years’ War: Venice June 6, 1631: ‘We have learned from the Milanese that the war is worse & worse … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, finally I post a new wonderful riddle together with the answer you have been longing for. It describes a sort of a natural phenomenon. Good luck! “I’m a dark daughter of a luminous Father; I disdain the Earth, … Continue reading

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