Category Archives: Sociology

Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Seraphim of Sarov

Seraphim of Sarov (1754-1833) is a true image of piousness, one of the greatest Russian Orthodox Saints venerated in the Catholic Church as well. He was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1903, while Pope John Paul II referred … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are the latest news from the Thirty Years’ War battle-fields (1618-1648). It is 1633 yet, combats go on, while the hope for total peace is growing: Leipzig, 8th March, 1633: “While we have been frighted with one sortie, … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas III

Esteemed Readers, our movie of today is “The Cranes Are Flying/ “Leti’at Guravl’i” (1957)by Michael Kalatozov. It is one of the first Soviet movies shot as a psychological war drama depicting how cruelties of that time destroy the human destiny. … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic

Esteemed Readers, some of you already know that my favourite writer is the Serbian post-modern genius Milorad Pavic (1929-2009). Finally I launch the year of his writings in my blog. I hope you will be curious to learn about this … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin

Esteemed Readers, today I’m happy to present you some compositions from a famous “Second livre de pièces de clavecin” made by François Couperin about 1716-1717. The full book is a rich set of harpsichord compositions for any mood & any … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: o Velho e a Flor

Esteemed Readers, I would like to present you a romantic fruit of our genius duet Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho dedicated to love. “O velho e a flor/ The oldman & the flower” (1971) is made in accordance with the ancient … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some breaking news from far lands. At last! (To new followers I remind that we are in 1633, while the Thirty Years’ War goes on). Due to huge problems with communications & distance these tidings have … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho & Les Couperins II

The historical journey of Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho bring us back to the 17th century France& to Louis XIV’s Court where the music composed by Les Couperins (The Couperin family) sounded for the first time & became a true … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho & Les Couperin

Esteemed Readers, our attention moves to another musical retrospective view of Baroque music & Bossa Nova: they are Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho or Les Couperin. The previous year I have already introduced you our genius Vinicius who made a … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, Happy 1633! The Thirty Years’ War continues & the tension between countries has been growing. A cruel unexpected death of the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus happened at the Battle of Luzen (6 November 1632) changed the mood of … Continue reading

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