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Suicide or accident: self-killing in medieval England

Suicide or accident: self-killing in medieval England: series of 198 cases from the Eyre recordsBy Alice Seabourne and Gwen SeabourneThe British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, (2001)Background: Little is known about suicide in England in the medieval period. Legal records provide the best source of post-mortem data about suicides.
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On Ragusan Libertas in the Late Middle Ages

On Ragusan Libertas in the Late Middle AgesKunčević, LovroAnali Dubrovnik 46 (2008)AbstractThe notion of libertas (libertà) is one of the most important motifs in the discourses on collective identity of the Late Medieval and Renaissance Dubrovnik. During this period references to “liberty” of the city reappear constantly in most different sources, such as historiography, literature, diplomatic material, but also civic ritual and visual arts, in almost every instance when Ragusans spoke about the community of their city-state.
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Using LEGO to teach the Middle Ages

LEGO, the line of construction toys created in Denmark in 1949, is one of the most popular brands in the world. While these bricks can be found in many classrooms of younger students, teachers are also finding ways to make use of this toy for teaching. LEGO has even set up an official education website with Lesson Plans.
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Robert the Bruce

Robert I of Scotland, better known as Robert the Bruce, reigned as King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329 CE. For his role in achieving independence from England, Robert the Bruce has long been regarded...
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