Friday, November 18, 2005


In the ancient world, war was taken for granted as a necessary evil by some societies, while in others it was not even regarded as an evil. Individual

Sunday, October 16, 2005


The sect reached its peak in the late 10th or 11th century, when the passionate devotional hymns of the Alvars (a group of mystics) were introduced into

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Saavedra (ramírez De Baquendano), ángel De, Duque De Rivas

After entering politics Saavedra was condemned to death in 1823 for his extreme liberal views. He fled to London and lived subsequently in Italy,

Sunday, July 24, 2005


A minor ore but a widespread mineral of copper, basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2. Because of its distinctive bright green colour and its presence in the weathered zone of nearly all copper deposits, malachite serves as a prospecting guide for that metal. Notable occurrences are Nizhne-Tagilsk, Siberia; Chessy, Fr.; Tsumeb, Namibia; and Bisbee, Ariz., U.S. Malachite has been

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Cram, Ralph Adams

Inspired by the influential English critic John Ruskin, Cram became an ardent advocate of and authority on English and French Gothic styles. In 1888 he opened an architectural firm in Boston, where he became associated with B.G. Goodhue and later with F.W.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Wagner, Carl

Wagner was educated at the universities of Munich and Leipzig

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I Am Movement

Although not consistent in their teachings, the Ballards essentially