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The Tale of A Love Affair

    “My love (Margaret), remember that felicitous night That pinewood buss you gave me with delight You made me madly in love, I hope the same to you If you dare to deny my love, I’d wish god’s mercy upon you” ( It is recommended to read with the article.) What could be the…
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ANCIENT DILEMMAS: WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR BRAIN DO WE USE?

This series will elaborate on ancient dilemmas and may or may not find an answer. Beware, it can even raise more questions than it can answer. This is the second part of the series which started with the previous dilemma.  Where it all began It all began when Marie Jean Pierre Flourens, the first to…
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The Lord of the Rings

FRIENDSHIP IN THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY

The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy and high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. It was written with strange words and historical and fantastic elements were used to emphasize the idea of inner life. The Lord of the Rings is a continued work of The Hobbit. These…
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REVIEW OF A SOUTHERN GOTHIC NOVELLA: THE BALLAD OF A SAD CAFE

  If you were stranding alone on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?  Keep your ideas in mind because if you were stranding alone in the Forks Falls by any chance, you would need them either. Imagine an August afternoon that you can smell of a dusty main road which has been overheated by the…
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AMERICAN GOTHIC

What is “the Gothic” in literature? Of course, it cannot be explained through American Gothic Rock Bands such as Evanescence or Joy Division. In order to understand Gothic as a literary movement, it is crucial to give an ear to Allan Lloyd-Smith. Allan Lloyd-Smith, a British scholar of 19th-century American literature, states in his book…
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ANCIENT DILEMMAS: WHERE IS THE SOUL LOCATED?

This series will elaborate on ancient dilemmas and may or may not find an answer. Beware, it can even raise more questions than it can answer. It has been the discussion since human intellect, what the soul is and where it is located. This question brought together philosophers, neurologists, psychologists and even religions. As we know…
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Salomé, the princess who became symbol of fatal female seductiveness

My first encounter with Salomé was at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, where Titian beautifully captured her facial expression of surprise and loathe combined. Her expression, together with a head on a platter she holds but can not even look at, and her maid looking at her in pity awakened my curiosity for her story. As a…
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Political Ideas: Machiavelli

Machiavelli, This great author of the sixteenth century is distinguished by the description he established of the state, The Prince, named so because of his taste for absolutism. Born in Florence, Machiavelli studied law and then held important political posts at a troubled time. Italy is the prey of foreign invasions that plunder and make…
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David Lynch: Director Of Dreams

Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr. – why do David Lynch’s films exert such a grip on our imaginations?  Director and screenwriter David Lynch is known for dark, offbeat films that include ‘Eraserhead’ and ‘Blue Velvet,’ and for creating the television series ‘Twin Peaks.’ Synopsis Born in Montana in 1946, famed filmmaker David Lynch studied art…
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The Tale Of Daphne And Apollo

 Antakya’s 2000+-year history is among the most eventful, brilliant and tragic in a region where such histories are commonplace.       The tale of Daphne and Apollo has been told for many years. It is said that this sorrowful story happened in Harbiye which is located in the southwest of Antioch.  Photo: Borghese Gallery / Italy…
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King of the Collectors: Charles I

After Charles I was tried and executed in 1649, his fabulous art collection was sold off piecemeal on the orders of Oliver Cromwell. William Cook previews an exhibition at the Royal Academy that brings the treasures amassed by Charles together again for the first time in 370 years. Anthony van Dyck, Charles I At 2pm…
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History of Art: Amedeo Modigliani

Life and Work 1919 Zborovski arranges for several works by Modigliani to be shown in exhibitions in England. He is shown in Heale at the exhibition Modem French Painting, and in the Hill Gallery in London. English art collectors began to buy his paintings. At the end of May Modigliani returns to Paris. In July…
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The Gothic

Gothic movement begins to spread in Europe during the first half of the twelfth century. The colossal dimensions of religious architecture flourish throughout the Christian world in a common style called International Gothic. Sculpture and painting, always carrying an eschatological message, constantly evoke the presence of impending death (in the Middle Ages life expectancy was…
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Marcel Duchamp is talent

Born in Blainville-Crevon (France) on 28/07/1887; Death in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) on the 02/10/1968 Marcel Duchamp is a world-renowned artist, considered one of the precursors of contemporary art. Born in 1887, Marcel Duchamp comes from a family of six children, many like Jacques Villon are artists and introduce him to painting. After having failed at the…
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Genius: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, he was baptized under the name of Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. His father, Leopold Mozart, took charge of his musical education. He was conductor at the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg as well as violinist, composer and pedagogue. From the age of six, Mozart shows exceptional gifts…
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Fuat Köprülü’s Defining Contribution To Turkology

Paul Dumont, “The Türk Yurdu Review and the Muslims of the Russian Empire, 1911-1914”, Cahiers du monde russe et russe, volume 15, No. 3-4, 1974: “Fuat Köprülü (1890-1966) was descended from the famous Köprülü family, famous in Ottoman history because of the many viziers she had given to the ruling dynasty, at the time of…
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Renaissance 

Renaissance is called the artistic movement that begins in Italy in the 14th century and is inspired by works of antiquity. It spreads in the 15th century in Europe and ends in the early 16th century. The Artistic Renaissance is a movement that begins in Italian cities such as Rome, Florence or Venice in the…
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Humanism

A Cultural Revolution The Arrival Of The Humanists  For centuries, elite men had been warriors, or, towards the end of the Middle Ages, wealthy merchants and bankers. And then, almost suddenly, everything changed: new men appeared on the scene. This change occurred between the end of the 14th and the middle of the 15th century.…
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