What Makes Her Beautiful? Feminine Beauty Standards in Renaissance ItalyBy Kate MaxwellHonors Thesis, American University (2008)Introduction: The word beautiful can apply to almost anything, tangible or intangible; a person, a building, a landscape, a work of art, a piece of literature, an emotion. But rarely does one inquire as to what this really means, and further why the standards for determining beauty are what they are.
In March 2014 the British Museum will be unveiling a new exhibition on The Vikings: Life and Legend. Created with the help of the National Museum of Denmark and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, it focuses on the core period of the Viking Age from the late 8th century to the early 11th century.The exhibition will capitalise on new research and thousands of recent discoveries by both archaeologists and metal-detectorists, to set the developments of the Viking Age in context.
Dead and famous, or unknown but alive? Heroism and common sense in medieval Scandinavian and African traditionBy Peter BuchholzSouth African Journal of Folklore Studies, Vol.3 (1992)Abstract: Heroism is an important aspect of African and medieval Scandinavian tradition. Although some scholars see heroism as a characteristic of the whole Germanic tradition, a careful study of Scandinavian literature reveals that this is not the case.
The American and South Korean forces launched an operation on March 6, 1951 to recapture Seoul. It was successful and Seoul was liberated for a second time.Operation Ripper was an all out campaign to recapture Seoul. The hope was to push the Chinese troops back to the 38th parallel where the war began.