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Pre-Columbian Latin Text Proves Early Knowledge of the Americas

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#MedievalHistory #europe #latin #translations
Extinction and origination patterns change after mass extinctions

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#MassExtinctions #consequences #evolution
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🧵My @UKRI_News project, #ActsofUnion, explores mixed marriage & love 'across the divide' in Ireland. Starting tomorrow, every day in February (❤️ month), I'll tweet about 'transgressive' lovers. Some 🇮🇪, some forbidden, some from antagonistic communities...#UKRIFLF #IrishStudies
...many of these relationships might have been problematically imagined or depicted; many of these lovers might have met with significant hostility from audiences or communities. Love isn’t always rosy but it is always political 💕#ActsofUnion
1/Starting w. (arguably) the most important #MixedMarriage in 🇮🇪 history, Strongbow & Aoife (1170): the focus of Daniel Maclise's majestic painting (1854), displayed in @NGIreland. @BookerSparky (QUB) has done brilliant work on intermarriage in later medieval Ireland #ActsofUnion Daniel Maclise (1806-1870),...
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#November 11th-

#VeteransDay Was Originally #ArmisticeDay

#ArmisticeDay began in 1918 to celebrate The Day World Leaders Came Together To End #WWI- The 'War To End All Wars'- And The Idea Of Ending All #War

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"Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated #peace as a universal principle. #WWI had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all #wars#ArmisticeDay was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause...
... of world #peace and to be thereafter celebrated." After #WorldWarII, the U.S. Congress decided to rebrand #November11 as #VeteransDay. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the #military and glorifying #war. #ArmisticeDay was flipped from a day for #peace into...
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The translators of some the best books I have read. On this World Book Day, this a thank you note from me to them.This one is inspired after listening to brilliant podcast by @amitvarma with @arunava on the art of translation - seenunseen.in/episodes/2020/… ##books #translations
This not done in any particular order. Just whatever comes to my mind. Without them we would not be able to read so many books from so many different languages
1. Gregory Rabassa & Edith Grossman. They did some of the best books of Marquez. If not for them, we wouldn't have read it the way it is beautifully written. In fact entire Kerala is indebted to them, because I believe the Malayalam translations are done from the English ones
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balt…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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