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  • Henry’s reign sparked what’s been called the twelfth-century Renaissance.

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  • Long before they arrived in America, the Irish were known as “a filthy people, wallowing in vice,” as a twelfth-century English writer put it.

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  • Nearly a year later, on June 21, 1980, they wed at the twelfth-century Church of St. James the Less in Buckinghamshire.

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  • Bertran de Born, the twelfth-century Provençal poet, carrying his severed head by the hair as it sways back and forth like a lantern — surely one of the most grotesque images in that book-length catalogue of hallucinations and torments.

    Excerpt: Invisible by Paul Auster

  • Peter Riga, a twelfth-century versifier of the Bible, wrote:


  • Guibert of Nogent, a French twelfth-century Benedictine historian who wrote a history of the First Crusade 1095–99, recounted in his memoirs how the notion to attack Jews surfaced, and indicated its consequences.


  • In "The Murder Room," Michael Capuzzo outlines the society's mission: "In a world that had forgotten its heroes, they resolved, by the light of a twelfth-century chivalric pledge, to hunt down murderers in cold cases, punish the guilty, free the innocent, avenge, protect, and succor families victimized by murder."

    Michael Capuzzo's book about the Vidocq Society

  • Russian History: a twelfth-century Georgian queen.

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  • Each location features an original hand-painted mural depicting scenes of life in twelfth-century China.

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  • There has been terrorism in the world, more or less nonstop, since twelfth-century Syria, when a persecuted Persian religious sect called the Assassins knifed people to death in crowds.

    The Fiddler in the Subway


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