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Mercure Galant: Madrigal de Mr. Tesson

Esteemed Readers, “Mercure Galant” is full of amazing information, including poems written by its readers. So, today I present you a translation of a madrigal created by a mysterious Messire Tesson. Let’s revive his emotions in our hi-tech present & … Continue reading

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Christian Fairy-Tale: The Sun Made by God’s Will

Esteemed Readers, On the eve of the Orthodox Easter I would like to present you a Christian folk-tale telling about the resurrection. The late Russian folklore abounds in curious Bible tales. This story is about the Sun. What amazes me … Continue reading

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Treasures of “Mercure Galant”: 1685

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a wonderful collection of coins published in various editions of “Mercure Galant”. So I will share it with you, as besides a numismatic & historical value, they are true gems of art. These coins come … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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Russian Mythology: Slavic Origins

What is comprehended under the Russian mythology is a branch of various Slavic beliefs & traditions once wide-spread all over Europe. The Slavs represent a huge Indo-European group of diverse peoples, which had a bright individuality. We can make this conclusions … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Fragrance: Royal Iris

In one of my old posts I have already expressed my opinion that a fragrance is alike the time machine, able to return our emotions, memories, the past life. And, for sure, as a great perfume amateur I could not … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Fashion Tips: Lace Ties, Red Stockings & Heels

When we behold the 17th century portraits, we might be surprised to discover how much red was used in costume details. For example, red stockings. They might seem dreadful to us, however they were the fashion peak for many centuries … Continue reading

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