A brief history of Carnival in Venice, almost 1000 years old.
How were black servants and slaves treated in Renaissance Venice?
Trump and his attempted coup have much in common with the 14th-century Venetian doge, Marino Faliero. If we do not learn from history, we are condemned to repeat it.
Gift suggestions for a Covid holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, and stay safe!
So I decided to be a plague doctor for Halloween this year. What or who exactly was a plague doctor?
Last month I gave you my top historical fiction recommendations of 2020; this month I'll focus on some of the non-fiction I've been reading. Many of them of course have an historical element to them. Many of them blew my mind. Suffice it to say, it's been a mind-blowing year. Now that the weather has … Continue reading My Non-Fiction Recommendations – Fall 2020
My topic historical fiction recommendations.
Read a review of the new novel Raphael: Painter in Rome and an interview with the author, Stephanie Storey
A roundup of nonfiction, fiction, and films featuring the artist Raphael.
Musings on Raphael 500 years after his death. Looking at his art can be the healing salve we all need right now.