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How Was New Year Celebrated in the Past

In this day and age we celebrate New Years on January 1st. Here are a few facts on how people celebrated the New Year in the medieval period.

Priests and Their Role in the Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, the clergy and the Church were very influential. The kings appointed members of the clergy including the bishops and priests. In return,...

Who Founded Stoicism

Initially, it was known as "Zenonism". It was a philosophical school that arose in Athens in 300 BC. What made it so popular?

The Rule of Pope Gregory IX

Pope Gregory IX had an amazing life and was responsible for a number of decrees that shaped European history.

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