Cultural History Articles

Till Eulenspiegel

He is probably the most famous Jester in European cultural history and is still the symbol of the funny mocker. But if you leave aside the children's versions of his stories and look at the original narrative, you will soon notice that this Till Eulenspiegel stands...

Fête champêtre

Jean-Antoine Watteau, who died far too early, was one of the most important artists of his time. He went down in cultural history as the founder of French rococo painting, for which he, as an eternal outsider, was both an impetus and an utmost achievement.   His...

Napoleon’s bees

If one obtains a throne by one's own efforts, then one would do well to legitimize this claim by all possible means. This seemed even more important at a time when people still believed in the legitimacy of kingship and in the fact that the rulers received their grace...

Ballad of external life

And children grow up with deep eyes, That know of nothing, grow up and die, And all humankinds go their ways. And from the bitter fruits sweet one become And fall down at night like dead birds And lie for a few days and spoil. And always the wind blows, and again and...
Fête champêtre

Fête champêtre

Jean-Antoine Watteau, who died far too early, was one of the most important artists of his time. He went down in...

Napoleon’s bees

Napoleon’s bees

If one obtains a throne by one's own efforts, then one would do well to legitimize this claim by all possible means....

Ballad of external life

Ballad of external life

And children grow up with deep eyes, That know of nothing, grow up and die, And all humankinds go their ways. And from...

“Flow my teares”

“Flow my teares”

In the course of the 16th century the lute gradually broke away from its old role. Within a few decades, it rose from...

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Banqueting House

Banqueting House

Born in 1573, Inigo Jones is regarded as the most important architect of English classicism. Little is known about his...

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Puente de Vizcaya

Puente de Vizcaya

In the northern Spanish province of Bizkaia, more precisely above the river that separates the municipality of...

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The Cossacks

The Cossacks

Today the Cossacks are regarded as the archetype of the Russian being. But the history show us a completely different...

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Coffee House London

Coffee House London

By 1700 there were already more than 2000 coffee houses in London. They were also known as "Pfennig Universities",...

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Chopin’s Mazurkas

Chopin’s Mazurkas

During his short life F. Chopin has written more than fifty mazurkas. He composed the first as a 15-year-old boy, the...

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Coffee Stain

Coffee Stain

Maria Theresa (1717-1780) is one of the most influential figures in Austrian history. It is only natural that, in...

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