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Victoria L. McAlister

has been suggested that the opportunity for tower house construction arose after the cessation of raiding across this border, which, combined with continued low rents, provided a significant increase in personal wealth ( ibid .; Dixon, 1992 ). Medieval residential towers are also known beyond the British Isles, on the European continent, in diverse places from the Netherlands to Greece. They are even known outside Europe, in Arabia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan and West Africa (Mac Curtain, 1988 ). A much-debated theory is that tower houses

in The Irish tower house
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The a-chronology of medieval film
Bettina Bildhauer and Anke Bernau

on Johannes Fabian’s concept of spatialised time to discuss the ways in which an American television documentary on Afghanistan compared travelling across geographical distance to travelling back in time: in this analogy, arriving in Afghanistan becomes synonymous with arriving in the Middle Ages. 38 But again, this can also be seen as the disrupting linearity upon which both discourses of

in Medieval film
Temporal origami in the Towneley Herod the Great
Daisy Black

. The desperate, yet comic tone of these pageants not only raises problems for academic critics; it also seems to work counter to a modern desire to make the plays’ violence, as director Roland Reed said of the York Slaughter of the Innocents , ‘immediately and horrifyingly relevant to our time’. 2 This awareness directed Reed’s production for the 1999 University of Toronto festival, aiming to ‘liberat[e] the biblical story from the prison of the past’ by drawing on contemporary incidents of violence in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia

in Play time
Transmigrancy, memory and local identities
Tony Kushner

, Manchester, that still bears the ship’s name. Richard’s family history features amongst a bank of video testimony that greets the visitor at the start of Manchester’s controversial museum of urban living, Urbis. Alongside it are the brief life stories of a gay couple who have settled in the city, a young Afghan refugee whose family live in its Moss Side district, and the trials and tribulations of a Manchester tattoo artist. For all its limitations, Urbis, using Manchester as its major template, at least has relished and emphasised the plurality of voices and diversity, as

in Anglo-Jewry since 1066
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Alison I. Beach, Shannon M.T. Li, and Samuel S. Sutherland

, 2018 ), 164 – 165 . 64 This refers to the Patriarch of Grado, Vitalis IV Candiano (r. 976–1017). 65 This refers to an intense blue paint whose pigment was produced by from costly lapis lazuli, which was mined only in Afghanistan in the Middle Ages. The use of the term “Greek” here likely reflects the transit of the stone from Afghanistan along the medieval silk routes through the Byzantine Empire, and especially to the grinding of the pigment there on its way into Western Europe. Recent research has confirmed the availability of lapis lazuli pigment in German

in Monastic experience in twelfth-century Germany