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“Mercure Galant”: Curiosité

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you a sort of curiosité discovered in an edition of “Mercure Galant”. This is a very particular story indeed & I believe that it might happened only in the French forest: “…I cannot leave Montpellier … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Dwelling

‘The Dwelling’ is one of the most mysterious animal tales in the Russian folklore…at least for me. This is a short story about forest animals who tried to build their own community dwelling peacefully in a huge horse skull until … Continue reading

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Animals in The Russian Fairy Tales

If we classified the Russian fairy tales according to the plot, we would divide them into 3 main groups: animal tales, animal-human tales & human-spirit tales. The first group represents a set of rather simple stories commonly known as “for … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – Praying For Louis XIV

Studying the archives I have discovered that 17th century prayers, odes, madrigals etc. contain a great deal of interesting information. Besides they reflect the true mood of people of that time, so I would like to share it with you, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, here is a new allegoric enigma for your pleasure. This time it is dedicated to something really precious for everybody: We have no life of our own and if we are born, we become an ornament of masterpieces … Continue reading

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L’Edict de Nantes – A Straight Way to Revolution

This historical document, figuratively speaking, is one of first nuclear bombs of the European Christian world. Almost all the historians declared that it was a breakthrough, while Louis XIV committed a serious error by revoking it. And one would hardly … Continue reading

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Samhain at the French Court

The Eve of Samhain or Samain, as the French name it, calls to ponder upon its celebrating at Louis XIV’s Court. The Celtic traditions were strong yet at that historical period, so we might suppose that the Court also took … Continue reading

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