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Napoli… the great urban amphitheater spreading out across its picturesque bay. Anchored by the steaming hulk of Vesuvius and pushed up to the heavens from the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, it's a city so vibrant, so full of history that the quest to tell its story inspired six volumes, eight scholars, 2,322 pages, 758 illustrations, 651 readings, and countless appendices, maps, and indexes. And for Ron Musto, telling its story has been a 30-year labor of love. On this week's episode, Musto, the editor of A Documentary History of Naples, published by Italica Press, joins us to discuss Naples, its history, and the passionate effort behind this unprecedented compendium of Neapolitan history. First conceived while Musto and co-editor Eileen Gardiner were in residence at the American Academy in Rome in 1994, this series brings together leading scholars to present the first comprehensive collection of primary-source materials, in English translation, on the structures, history, arts, and culture of this Mediterranean capitol, which Musto nicknamed “The Brooklyn of Europe.” We discover how this series tries to introduce students, researchers, and Italian Americans to one of the most important Italian, European, and world capitals; how it helps dispel long-standing prejudices against the Italian South shared widely not only in the English-speaking world but in Italy itself; and how it brings modern-day attention to a city that is rapidly being rediscovered as one of the world's most interesting centers of culture, food, music, art, architecture, and new urbanism. We also reflect on how uncovering the story of Naples shows us the deep roots of so many cultural patterns in language, family tradition, food, and community and how they could bolster a sense of pride and continuing tradition among Italian Americans. And we discuss how this history could teach valuable lessons to the children of Southern Italy by reminding us that they shared so much in common with people of various backgrounds and national origins and with their struggles and achievements. Join us as we take a trip through the history of Naples in this very special episode! And, if you're interested in purchasing one or all of the volumes of A Documentary History of Naples, be sure to visit Italica Press's website and mention the Italian American Podcast for a special offer! This episode is sponsored by Mediaset Italia.
These Mediterranean eggrolls with chermoula-roasted cauliflower are served with a deliciously spicy harissa dipping sauce. Crispy and flaky on the outside with a savory, aromatic filling on the inside, these eggrolls are made with Nasoya Vegan Egg Roll Wraps. Your guests will love these Mediterranean eggrolls as a fun and tasty shared appetizer. Get the Mediterranean Cauliflower Eggroll recipe here!
Topics covered include critical race theory, white supremacy, idea pathogens, identity politics, the honey badger mindset, victimhood, Collective Munchausen, Justin Trudeau, campus lunacy, diversity, inclusion, equity, feeling versus thinking, Aristotle's golden mean, Socrates, whistleblowers, purpose and meaning in life, truth, freedom, and the Mediterranean culture. Note: My apologies for the echo stemming from Chris around the halfway mark of the chat. Not sure why this happened but it's too late to fix now. Also apologies for the frozen segment around the 29:22 to 29:35 mark. These stochastic technological glitches are out of my control! _______________________________________ Christopher Rufo is a documentarian, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a contributing editor at City Journal. He is a leading activist in the fight against the spread of critical race theory. His investigative reporting garnered the attention of President Donald Trump, which led to an executive order banning critical race theory from being promulgated by federal agencies. _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ This chat was posted earlier today (October 22, 2021) on my YouTube channel as THE SAAD TRUTH_1323: https://youtu.be/-b3SUXjYRKw _______________________________________ The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense (paperback edition) was released on October 5, 2021. Order your copy now. https://www.amazon.com/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.ca/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X _______________________________________ Please visit my website gadsaad.com, and sign up for alerts. If you appreciate my content, click on the "Support My Work" button. I count on my fans to support my efforts. You can donate via Patreon, PayPal, and/or SubscribeStar. _______________________________________ Dr. Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author who pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense. _______________________________________
Please welcome award-winning author, chef, TV-personality, and Mediterranean- diet guru #AmyRiolo to our #LittleItalyOfLA Podcast Amy is best known for sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine. She enjoys changing the way we think about food, and exploring the history behind each dish, particularly of her Italian origins. As a “culinary anthropologist,” Amy has appeared on network and syndicates TV programs from the U.S. to Dhabi, and she's created 90-second cooking videos titled “Culture of Cuisine,” which on 28-channels throughout the U.S. Her seventh book, “The Italian Diabetes Cookbook,” was the #1 new release on Amazon.com. Here's a clip from our show with Amy, who likes to talk about her early years and her primary culinary influences. For our full interview, please join us on IGTV and all Little Italy of LA and #DeborahKobyltLIVE podcast platforms. Ciao
The crew tries to pull off a picnic in an old Croatian fortress; Mathew struggles to pull himself out of a spiral; Sandy, Malia and the deck crew face a dangerous anchor drag; Katie tries to push through the final charter with only two stews.JOIN REALITY GAYS EXTRA! Either on Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/RealityGays?fan_landing=true or Supercast, https://realitygaysmulti.supercast.tech/ NOTE: The $15 video tier is on Patreon only.Buy Tix for LIVE SHOWS HERE! https://linktr.ee/realitygaysWE ARE LOVING GROQ HEALTH! Sign up for the WAITLIST for FREE! www.getgroq.comKEEP UP with the Gays in our NEWSLETTER! https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/HLyBwFh/90daygays Find us on the Socials:Twitter @RealityGaysPodInstagram @RealityGaysPodcastFacebook @RealityGaysPodcastLEAVE A REVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reality-gays-trash-tv-and-gaydd-with-mattie-and-poodle/id1477555097Find all our podcasts on our podcast network, www.RealityGaysPodcast.com.Y'ALL--COME AT US ON CAMEO! Book Jake or Matt! We will read you, sing to you, or tell you if your BF has BDF.SISSY SWAG! Get a mug, shirt, pillow at our MERCH STORE!Wanna talk with your Sissy Squad? Join our PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUPFind Mattie! Instagram: @theMattMarr Twitter: @theMattMarrFind Jake! Twitter: @jakeitorfakeit Instagram: @jakeitorfakeitListen to Mattie's other ADVICE podcast, THE DEAR MATTIE SHOW! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do you ever wake up in the morning wishing you have a healthier body and tons of money so you can do whatever you want? How good it must be to enjoy a Mediterranean cruise in your yacht or drive around in a brand new Lamborghini, or just relax in a mountain chalet without a care in the world. Or do you limit your dreams because you feel the need to justify wanting to achieve something big? In this episode, you get the chance to be privy to the details of a $240-million conversation where you will discover the number one obstacle to getting what you want. But, once you understand it, you can literally have whatever you want, and it will change your life forever. In his book https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-What-You-Want-Sullivan/dp/B01JBR9LGG (Wanting What You Want), Dan Sullivan says that the top 1% of entrepreneurs want what they want -- and that no justification is needed. Ever. “The power in you getting what you want is just purely wanting what you want.” - Sharran Srivatsaa Timestamps: 00:00 A private conversation between Sharran and one of the CEOs that he mentors 01:34 “I thought you would ask me why.” 02:25 This is the reason we don't want to have something 03:06 You have the permission to want what you want without any justification 03:55 Are you aware of your biggest problem 04:21 Avoid the pain of making rationalizations for wanting something 04:43 What you want now may change, and there's nothing wrong with that 05:35 Rationalizing your decision is different from justifying what you want 07:02 Do not undercut yourself! Resources: - https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-What-You-Want-Sullivan/dp/B01JBR9LGG (Wanting What You Want by Dan Sullivan) - https://sharran.com/4weekmba/ (Grab Sharran's 4-Week MBA for Free) Connect with Sharran: - https://www.sharran.com/ (Website) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharran/ (LinkedIn) - https://www.facebook.com/likesharran (Facebook) - https://www.instagram.com/sharransrivatsaa/ (Instagram)
For ten tough years, the king of Ithaca tried to find his way back home from the war--and along the way, he had quite a few obstacles to face down. The good news is he got there in the end: and in a similar way, we think many HR practitioners out there also feel they are on a long journey, full of perils and set-backs and detours, but driven by a similar mission to get ‘home,' when it comes to really making Skills a tractable thing for their organization's own ‘Odyssey' into the future. Hence the driving design principle for this, our third season of Workplace Stories, and the second dive we've taken into the wine-dark sea of Skills: that we can help our fellow voyagers by sharing the stories of adventurers, explorers and ambitious navigators just a few leagues ahead of us all in the water. To set sail, in this boat-side chat between Red Thread's chief petty officers Stacia and Dani and our faithful Ship's Carpenter Chris, we dip our figurative oars in the Mediterranean and set some possible destinations. Listen, at least Odysseus' faithful dog Argos recognized him, even if no-one else did, when he finally got home; we are sure there's a great pooch ready to jump on your lap when you make it, too. And her name's Success.
Episode 680 Marc Millon interviews Gottfried Pollinger in this episode of Italian Food & Wine with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast. Before telling you more about our great episode we want to give a shout out to our new Sponsor Vivino! the world's largest online wine marketplace - The Vivino app makes it easy to choose wine. Enjoy expert team support, door to door delivery and honest wine reviews to help you choose the perfect wine for every occassion. Vivino - Download the app on Apple or Android and discover an easier way to choose wine! Find out more about by visiting: https://www.vivino.com/IT/en/ or download the app: https://www.vivino.com/app About today's guest: "It's wonderful to be able to continuously take on new challenges, so we can make an even better use of individual areas. The Alpine climate, Mediterranean influences, and the fragmentation of the Alps with their complex geological origin, create an extraordinary environment, which has given me personally a considerable task and responsibility. My family has been growing wine for generations; this love of wine-making is in my blood. I feel attached to the winery and I'm encouraging its international positioning. It's always great to see wine professionals from all over the world turning to my knowledge and expertise, and to see that our wines still enjoy an ever-increasing international presence”. If you want to learn more about today's guest, you can by visiting: Website: www.nalsmargreid.com Instagram: nals.margreid Facebook: nals.margreid Linkedin: nalsmargreid More about the host Marc Millon: Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers' Companion Italy, The Food Lovers' Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK's leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon'. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England To find out more about Marc visit: quaypress.uk/ marcmillon.co.uk vino.co.uk quaypress.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marc-millon-50868624 Twitter: @Marc_Millon Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram @italianwinepodcast Facebook @ItalianWinePodcast Twitter @itawinepodast Tiktok @MammaJumboShrimp LinkedIn @ItalianWinePodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ We also want to give a shout out to our sponsor Ferrowine. The largest alcoholic beverage shop in Italy since 1920! They have generously provided us with our brand new Italian Wine Podcast T-shirts, and we love them! Check out Ferrowine's site, they have great wines, food pairings and so much more! https://www.ferrowine.it/ Until next time, Cin Cin!
Dr. Cassandra Quave is a botanist extraordinaire. I was fortunate to chat about her early life, career path, and her new book “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines.” Book Description: In The Plant Hunter, Dr. Quave weaves together science, botany, and memoir to tell us the extraordinary story of her own journey. Traveling by canoe, ATV, mule, airboat, and on foot, she has conducted field research in the flooded forests of the remote Amazon, the murky swamps of southern Florida, the rolling hills of central Italy, isolated mountaintops in Albania and Kosovo, and volcanic isles arising out of the Mediterranean — all in search of natural compounds, long-known to traditional healers, that could help save us all from the looming crisis of untreatable superbugs. And as a person born with multiple congenital defects of her skeletal system, she's done it all with just one leg. Filled with grit, tragedy, triumph, awe, and scientific discovery, her story illuminates how the path forward for medical discovery may be found in nature's oldest remedies. “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines” can be found at penguinrandomhouse.com Cassandra can be followed at: Instagram: @quavesthnobot Twitter: @QuaveEthnobot Podcast: foodiepharmacology.podbean.com Website: cassandraquave.com To ask questions for future shows, submit them at: Facebook Instagram email Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org Find Marlene over on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook
Monday is couponing a thing? Manchester city ⚽️⚽️⚽️Sometimes you gotta let things be. Anger won't solve pain. When should we buy new blankets? What can we watch on YouTube? Some movies should be available faster then others. When's the last time you used Redbox ? Veggie pasta might blow your mind. The power of shrimp. The Mediterranean diet doesn't feel like a diet. Ready for some apple cider. Happy Monday
Tabbouleh is a Mediterranean salad traditionally served as part of a mezze, made with parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers, and bulgur. Chef Toni Sakaguchi from The Culinary Institute of America is making a grain-free version of this dish by using crumbled Nasoya Extra Firm tofu in place of bulgur. The secret to getting that perfect meaty texture is to freeze and thaw out your tofu beforehand. This extra step will also remove excess moisture and help absorb the marinade. This tofu tabbouleh with parsley, tomatoes, cucumber, chilies, and sumac is a delicious salad full of plant-based protein. Enjoy! Get the Tofu Tabbouleh here!
Summary: This time we’re turning towards the Mediterranean to talk about djinn, daemons, and other spirits with folk sorceress and grimoire magician Mademoiselle Vendredi. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time. Even if you … Continue reading "Episode 198 – Working with Spirits with Mme Vendredi"
The Saleh family has been providing authentic Mediterranean experiences in North Carolina since 1977! shares the family secrets of bringing the bounties of Lebanon to the Triangle of North Carolina. Hummus, Falafel, Tahini and more, this episode will make you hungry. Grab a piece of pita and fill it up.
We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience! In this episode, YOUR guest is Andrew Grauer, CEO & Co-Founder at Course Hero, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is MDT Marketing! What is Course Hero's impact on academe? Is crowdsourcing academic resources positively or negatively affecting the academic experience? Hear Andrew talk about Course Hero's benefits to the learning communities across higher ed & why they‘ve grown rapidly during CV19. Andrew helps drive Course Hero's mission, vision, strategy, culture, and recruiting. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Spanish and a passion to build Course Hero. Andrew loves Mediterranean food, tennis, traveling, live music experiences, and hipster coffee in the morning. Another awesome episode with YOUR sponsor MDT Marketing! Get YOUR free marketing consultation today! mdtmarketing.com/edup Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Learn more about what others are saying about their EdUp experience ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● YOU can follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thank YOU for listening! We make education YOUR business!
While Lloyd heads to the hospital, the crew tries to manage a group of demanding charter guests; Katie struggles under the weight of her decision to go down to two stews, while Malia grows frustrated with the pressure interior has placed on the crew.JOIN REALITY GAYS EXTRA! Either on Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/RealityGays?fan_landing=true or Supercast, https://realitygaysmulti.supercast.tech/ NOTE: The $15 video tier is on Patreon only.Buy Tix for LIVE SHOWS HERE! https://linktr.ee/realitygaysWE ARE LOVING GROQ HEALTH! Sign up for the WAITLIST for FREE! www.getgroq.comKEEP UP with the Gays in our NEWSLETTER! https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/HLyBwFh/90daygays Find us on the Socials:Twitter @RealityGaysPodInstagram @RealityGaysPodcastFacebook @RealityGaysPodcastLEAVE A REVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reality-gays-trash-tv-and-gaydd-with-mattie-and-poodle/id1477555097Find all our podcasts on our podcast network, www.RealityGaysPodcast.com.Y'ALL--COME AT US ON CAMEO! Book Jake or Matt! We will read you, sing to you, or tell you if your BF has BDF.SISSY SWAG! Get a mug, shirt, pillow at our MERCH STORE!Wanna talk with your Sissy Squad? Join our PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUPFind Mattie! Instagram: @theMattMarr Twitter: @theMattMarrFind Jake! Twitter: @jakeitorfakeit Instagram: @jakeitorfakeitListen to Mattie's other ADVICE podcast, THE DEAR MATTIE SHOW! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Episode #54, co-hosts Bita and Beata talk about squash, called “kadoo/kadu” in Farsi and its uses in Persian food and beyond. Kadoo/kadu is the word in Farsi for squash. The most prevalent type of squash in Persian cuisine is probably zucchini. Zucchini is great because it can easily be substituted for eggplant which is in many Persian stews, dishes, and dips. Some Persian dishes using kadoo | squash as an ingredient: Kadoo borani - mixed with tomatoes, sauteed onions and yogurt Kadoo kookoo Stews made with squash Modern uses of squash in Persian cooking and cuisine Pumpkin added to fesenjoon | Persian walnut and pomegranate stew Yogurt with raw zucchini - a version of mast o khiar Fun with pumpkins Soups, stews, pumpkin seeds Table decor Hallowed out and used as a serving vessel for soups and stews Beats Cheats - shortcuts for cooking with squash Chopped and frozen Prepped, chopped, refrigerated Canned pumpkin puree Ask the Beats Miriam from Sunnyvale asks “Do you have any easy, vegan, Mediterranean lunch ideas or recipes?” Yes, great for cooking meats, as well as for cooking Persian soups and stews. Also helpful as a time saving tool when batch cooking and meal prepping. Adas polo with lentils Veggie wrap with cooked, marinated veggies with hummus or a vegan butternut squash spread Contact us at email@example.com or Instagram Resources and recipes from this episode: All Modern Persian Food episodes can be found at: Episodes Co-host Beata Nazem Kelley blog: BeatsEats – Persian Girl Desperately Addicted to Food! Co-host Bita Arabian blog: Oven Hug - Healthy Persian Recipes | Modern Persian Recipes Beata's recipe: Persian Frittata Koo Koo Sabzi Bita's recipe: Kookoo Sabzi | Quiche Muffins Bita's instructions for making table decor: Succulent Pumpkins Bita's recipe: Butternut Squash Soup Bita's recipe and instructions on Roasting Pumpkin Seeds Bita's recipe: Gluten-free Pumpkin bread Bita's recipe: Vegan Butternut Squash Dip Podcast production by Alvarez Audio
A hardworking Maltese fisherman, Jesmark is faced with an agonizing choice. He can repair his leaky luzzu – a traditional, multicolored wooden fishing boat – in the hopes of eking out a meager living at sea for his wife and newborn son, just as his father and grandfather did before him. Or he can decommission it in exchange for an EU payout and cast his lot with a sinister black-market operation that is decimating the Mediterranean fish population and the livelihoods of the local families who depend on it. Luzzu won a Sundance Jury Prize for its nonprofessional lead actor Jesmark Scicluna, a real-life Maltese fisherman, and heralds the arrival of writer-director-editor Alex Camilleri. His gripping film operates in the neorealist tradition of Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rosselini, and the Dardenne brothers and calls to mind the work of his mentor Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, The White Tiger), also a producer of the film. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/followingfilms/support
"No matter where you go in the world, there has been a system of medicine that has been primarily based on plants. Billions rely on such a system still today." Ethnobotanist (we discover what that is!) Dr. Cassandra Quave joins the podcast. She is out with a book called The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines. The book explores many issues people often think about-- what is happening in the vast, dizzying world of plants, and can plants help us more-- maybe a lot more-- than they already are? Plants are the basis for an array of lifesaving and health-improving medicines we all now take for granted. Ever taken an aspirin? Thank a willow tree for that. What about life-saving medicines for malaria? Some of those are derived from cinchona and wormwood. In today's world of synthetic pharmaceuticals, scientists and laypeople alike have lost this connection to the natural world. But by ignoring the potential of medicinal plants, we are losing out on the opportunity to discover new life-saving medicines needed in the fight against the greatest medical challenge of this century: the rise of the post-antibiotic era. Antibiotic-resistant microbes plague us all. Each year, 700,000 people die due to these untreatable infections; by 2050, 10 million annual deaths are expected unless we act now. Support Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk. Dr. Cassandra L. Quave is a medical ethnobotanist whose work is focused on the documentation and analysis of botanical remedies used in the treatment of infectious disease. Her expertise and interests include the traditional medical practices of the Mediterranean, and the botanical sources of anti-infectives and natural products for skin care. Dr. Quave holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Dermatology in the Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Center for the Study of Human Health, where she leads drug discovery research initiatives and teaches courses on medicinal plants, food and health. Dr. Quave also serves as Director/Curator of the Emory University Herbarium, and is associated faculty with the Departments of Biology, Environmental Sciences and Anthropology at Emory. She is a member of the Emory University Antibiotic Resistance Center and the Winship Cancer Center Discovery and Development Therapeutics Program. She also serves on the training faculty for the Antibiotic Resistance and Therapeutic Discovery Training Program, the Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Graduate Program and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program at Emory. Her work has been featured in a number of international outlets including the New York Times Magazine.
In this Outline event, we talked to Lara Atallah about her latest project, The Sun That Stood Still. The project is an artist book that examines a shifting relationship to a shifting landscape. The book is about Lara's grandmother, but also about loss, the Mediterranean, and living in a perpetual state of uprootedness while paradoxically finding grounding by the sea.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Outline:Outline is a process-focused conversation that looks at guests' individual projects rather than their full bodies of work. The conversation sketches the journey of the project; the spark of curiosity that led to the project, the process of implementing the idea, the struggles that emerged throughout the implementation, and the aftermath of the project that includes new questions and new ideas. The name “Outline” stems from the idea of creating a retroactive project outline which is part of a broader emphasis on the process of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking from a nuts and bolts perspective. Outline is not discipline-specific; the series will be held with artists, academics, writers, filmmakers, among others. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on afikra.com
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Imaginaries of Connectivity: The Creation of Novel Spaces of Governance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) addresses the problem of how the creation of novel spaces of governance relates to imaginaries of connectivity in time. While connectivity seems almost ubiquitous today, it has been imagined and practiced in various ways and to varying political effects in different historical and geographical contexts. Often the conception of new connectivities also gives birth to new spaces of governance. The political denomination of spaces – whether maritime, continental, social, or virtual – reflects the situatedness of power. Yet, such crafting of new spaces also expresses particular imaginaries and technologies of connectivity that make governance possible. Whereas the study of international relations has traditionally focused on the role of agency and structure in power relations, the affects, beliefs, attitudes, and practices that intervene in how groups of people connect in given times have not attracted much scholarly attention Overall, the detailed and original case studies examined in the book range from the 16th century, to the 19th century, to the present, and from Spain, to the Maritime Alps, to Germany, to the Mediterranean, to China, to East Asia. The historical and geographical variety of the cases serves to highlight the diversity of the meaning and function of connectivity in the constitution of novel spaces of governance. Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of the Early Modern Europe, the Spanish Empire, and the Atlantic World, specializing in sixteenth-century diplomacy and travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Imaginaries of Connectivity: The Creation of Novel Spaces of Governance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) addresses the problem of how the creation of novel spaces of governance relates to imaginaries of connectivity in time. While connectivity seems almost ubiquitous today, it has been imagined and practiced in various ways and to varying political effects in different historical and geographical contexts. Often the conception of new connectivities also gives birth to new spaces of governance. The political denomination of spaces – whether maritime, continental, social, or virtual – reflects the situatedness of power. Yet, such crafting of new spaces also expresses particular imaginaries and technologies of connectivity that make governance possible. Whereas the study of international relations has traditionally focused on the role of agency and structure in power relations, the affects, beliefs, attitudes, and practices that intervene in how groups of people connect in given times have not attracted much scholarly attention Overall, the detailed and original case studies examined in the book range from the 16th century, to the 19th century, to the present, and from Spain, to the Maritime Alps, to Germany, to the Mediterranean, to China, to East Asia. The historical and geographical variety of the cases serves to highlight the diversity of the meaning and function of connectivity in the constitution of novel spaces of governance. Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of the Early Modern Europe, the Spanish Empire, and the Atlantic World, specializing in sixteenth-century diplomacy and travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/geography
Imaginaries of Connectivity: The Creation of Novel Spaces of Governance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) addresses the problem of how the creation of novel spaces of governance relates to imaginaries of connectivity in time. While connectivity seems almost ubiquitous today, it has been imagined and practiced in various ways and to varying political effects in different historical and geographical contexts. Often the conception of new connectivities also gives birth to new spaces of governance. The political denomination of spaces – whether maritime, continental, social, or virtual – reflects the situatedness of power. Yet, such crafting of new spaces also expresses particular imaginaries and technologies of connectivity that make governance possible. Whereas the study of international relations has traditionally focused on the role of agency and structure in power relations, the affects, beliefs, attitudes, and practices that intervene in how groups of people connect in given times have not attracted much scholarly attention Overall, the detailed and original case studies examined in the book range from the 16th century, to the 19th century, to the present, and from Spain, to the Maritime Alps, to Germany, to the Mediterranean, to China, to East Asia. The historical and geographical variety of the cases serves to highlight the diversity of the meaning and function of connectivity in the constitution of novel spaces of governance. Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of the Early Modern Europe, the Spanish Empire, and the Atlantic World, specializing in sixteenth-century diplomacy and travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology
Imaginaries of Connectivity: The Creation of Novel Spaces of Governance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) addresses the problem of how the creation of novel spaces of governance relates to imaginaries of connectivity in time. While connectivity seems almost ubiquitous today, it has been imagined and practiced in various ways and to varying political effects in different historical and geographical contexts. Often the conception of new connectivities also gives birth to new spaces of governance. The political denomination of spaces – whether maritime, continental, social, or virtual – reflects the situatedness of power. Yet, such crafting of new spaces also expresses particular imaginaries and technologies of connectivity that make governance possible. Whereas the study of international relations has traditionally focused on the role of agency and structure in power relations, the affects, beliefs, attitudes, and practices that intervene in how groups of people connect in given times have not attracted much scholarly attention Overall, the detailed and original case studies examined in the book range from the 16th century, to the 19th century, to the present, and from Spain, to the Maritime Alps, to Germany, to the Mediterranean, to China, to East Asia. The historical and geographical variety of the cases serves to highlight the diversity of the meaning and function of connectivity in the constitution of novel spaces of governance. Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of the Early Modern Europe, the Spanish Empire, and the Atlantic World, specializing in sixteenth-century diplomacy and travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Susan Saunders is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Age-Well Project, and author of her latest book, The Age-Well Plan which is a blueprint for how to age well. Susan's already been on the podcast to tell us all about what we can do to age well. That was Episode 76. This time, we're going to talk specifically about what we can do to promote our brain health. We talk about: Why brain health is so important and personal to Susan How she lives with the knowledge of having the APOE gene How inflammation hurts us as we age How to reduce the impact of inflammation What “zombies” are when it comes to ageing How to reduce and prevent zombies in the body as we age What fisetin and quercetin are and where we can find them in our everyday diets The Mediterranean diet Understanding our ancestors' diets and how it can help us in the modern world Intermittent fasting – what it is, why it's good and why people like Susan do it The benefits of taking a cold shower Why we need to think about our gut health and why it's an important part of eating for the brain health Foods that can protect our brain health And more! Find out more about Susan: Susan's website Facebook | Instagram Susan's books: The Age Well Project | The Age Well Plan If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, share it and leave a review on iTunes or wherever you're listening. Find out how to leave a review here: bit.ly/leavepodcastreview You can find out more information and get the show notes to every episode at magnificentmidlife.com. That's also where you'll find strategies, support, and resources to help make your midlife magnificent. There's a midlife wellness program, courses, midlife mentoring to help make the most of your next chapter, and our online membership program. If not now, when?
In this episode, we'll be discussing metabolism. One of the most common questions I am asked is “what is metabolism?” I'm glad you asked! Metabolism is the essential process our bodies do to turn our food into energy. That's the energy we use to wake up in the morning, get through our day, create art, play music, dance, and enjoy our loved ones. In our busy lives, it is easy to take metabolism for granted. It's just what our bodies do. If you start to notice weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, or if you are diagnosed with diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and/or cognitive decline, it is likely your metabolism is struggling. - Listen in to this episode where I talk about what bogs down the metabolism, including: -Stress -Environmental toxins -Imbalanced gut bacteria -Inflammatory foods -Sugar and a high carb diet -Leaky gut -High cortisol - What helps improve metabolism? -Eat less sugar -Include protein in every meal -Eat smaller meals -Stress reducing activities -Choose organic food and toxin-free products -AND…one of the best examples of eating to improve metabolism is the Mediterranean Diet. - Research shows that the Mediterranean Diet can decrease inflammation and improve blood sugar levels. It comes down to choosing real, whole foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and fish or poultry. I hope you'll join me in this episode recorded while I was visiting the Mediterranean region of the world. I share about my favorite discoveries and meals. Connect with Dr. Doni: Facebook HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/DRDONIWILSON Instagram HTTPS://INSTAGRAM.COM/DRDONIWILSON YouTube HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/USER/DONIWILSONND Weekly Wellness Wisdom Newsletter: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/WWW Books and Resources: Stress Warrior Book (FREE) HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/STRESSWARRIOR Stress Warrior Stress Resiliency Facebook Group (FREE) HTTPS://FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/STRESSWARRIOR 7-day Stress Reset (FREE) HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/STRESS-RESET HPV & Cervical Dysplasia Guide (FREE) HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/HPV-AND-CERVICAL-DYSPLASIA-GUIDE/ Personalized Solutions: If you'd like to meet with Dr. Doni one-on-one for your health, request a Health Breakthrough Session: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/BREAKTHROUGH To get an idea of more comprehensive options, read about Dr. Doni's Signature Consultation Programs: HTTPS://DOCTORDONI.COM/SERVICES
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The Mongols were famous for their ultimatums of destruction and submission. No shortage of thirteenth century states received demands for their unconditional surrender to the Great Khan granted divine mandate to rule by Eternal Blue Heaven. Initially, the Mongol imperial ideology was extremely black and white: you could submit to Mongol rule, or face total annihilation. There was no room for other relationships, for the Great Khan had no allies, only subjects. But as the thirteenth century went on and the dream of Chinggisid world hegemony slipped away as the divisions of the Mongol Empire went their separate ways, the Mongol Khans in the west began to seek not the capitulation, but the cooperation of western Europe to aid in their wars against Mamluks. For the Ilkhanate's sixty-year struggle against the Mamluk Sultanate, the Il-Khans sought to bring the Popes and Monarchs of Europe to a new crusade to assist in the defeat of the Mamluks, an ultimately fruitless endeavour, and the topic of today's episode. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest. The first Mongol messages to the Kings of Europe came in the late 1230s and 40s, accompanying Batu and Sube'edei's western invasion, asking the Hungarians how they possibly could hope to flee the grasp of the Mongols. We know the Mongols sent a number of envoys to European monarchs and dukes, and employed a variety of peoples in this enterprise, including at least one Englishman. Over the 1240s and 50s, European envoys like John de Plano Carpini or William of Rubrucks to the Mongol Empire returned from Karakorum with orders for the Kings and Popes to come to Mongolia and submit in person.While Rus' and Armenian lords and kings did do so, there is little indication that European rulers even responded to these demands. For the Mongols, who seemed poised to dominate everything under the Eternal Blue Sky, there was little reason to adopt more conciliatory language. From their point of view, the Europeans were only stalling the inevitable: soon Mongol hoofbeats would certainly be heard in Paris and Rome. The Mongols treated the European states as their diplomatic inferiors, subjects basically in a state of rebellion by fact that they had not already submitted. Cruel, threatening and demanding letters were the norm, and it's safe to say any future efforts at alliance were greatly hampered by this opening salvo. The rare diplomatic exception was an embassy sent to King Louis IX of France during his stay in Cyprus in 1248 just before the 7th Crusade. There, messengers came from the Mongol commander in the west, Eljigidei, an ally to the reigning Great Khan, Guyuk. Headed by two Christians in Eljigidei's service, the embassy bore letters from Eljigidei. These letters called Louis ‘son,' and had no demand of submission, but mentioned Mongol favouritism to Christians, urged the French King not to discriminate between Latin and non-Latin Christians as all were equal under Mongol law, and wished him well in his crusade. The two Christian representatives of Eljigidei asserted that he was a Christian and that Guyuk himself had already been baptised. The urged Louis to attack Egypt, and prevent its Ayyubid prince from sending forces to aid the Caliph in Baghdad, who the Mongols were soon to attack. Louis, is should be noted, almost certainly had not been anticipating any cooperation from the Mongols; he had been well aware of their attacks on Hungary only a few years before, learned of Mongol demands and treatment of foreign powers from travellers like Carpini, and apparently received Mongol ultimatums for his submission in 1247. Further, a devout Christian, it is unlikely he would have gone looking for allies among “pagans,” even for fighting against Muslims. Still, he reacted well to Eljigidei's messengers and sent a return embassy with gifts with them back to Eljigidei which were to be sent on to Guyuk, while the initial letter was forwarded back to France and ultimately to King Henry III of England. Ultimately, it was for naught. Guyuk was dead even before Louis received Eljigidei's letter, and Eljigidei himself was soon put to death in the following political turmoil. Little is known of the embassy Louis sent back with Eljigdei's representatives, but from the little heard of it through William of Rubruck a few years later, it seems to have achieved nothing beyond meeting Guyuk's widow and the regent, Oghul Qaimish, who portrayed Louis' gifts as tokens of the French King's submission. Following the meeting on Cypress, Louis IX suffered a humiliating defeat in Egypt at Mansura, captured and was ransomed by the newly emerging Mamluks. By the time he returned to France and received Oghul Qaimish's reply, not only was she dead, but the responding letter was essentially another demand for his surrender. This first non-threatening Mongol embassy succeeded only in making the King of France feel like he had been tricked, especially since the new Great Khan, Mongke, sent a letter back with William of Rubruck that disavowed Eljigidei's embassy. It has been speculated that Eljigidei was using the embassy to spy on Louis, as he was wary of the sudden arrival of Louis' army in Cyprus, and a desire to find out his military intentions, rather than any genuine interest in cooperation at this point. His hope may have been to ensure that this new army attacked Mongol enemies, rather than get in the way of the Mongols. The halting of the Mongol advance at Ayn Jalut by the Mamluks, and fracturing of the Empire into independent Khanates after Great Khan Mongke's death left the new Ilkhanate in a precarious position. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, the only direction they could expand not at the expense of fellow Mongols was against the Mamluks, who fortified their shared border with the Ilkhans. Even a small raid could trigger the arrival of the full Mamluk army, a dangerous prospect against such deadly warriors. Yet the Ilkhans could not bring their full might to bear on the shared border with the Mamluks in Syria, as it would leave their other borders open to attacks from the Golden Horde, Chagatais or Neguderis, in addition to the trouble of provisioning an army in the tough, hot and dry conditions of the Levantine coastline, a route the Mamluks secured and fortified. Opening a new front against the Mamluks was necessary, and there were already convenient beachheads established in the form of the remaining Crusader States. A shadow of their former selves, the Crusader states were represented by a few major coastal holdings like Antioch, Tripoli, and Acre, and inland fortifications like Krak de Chevaliers and Montfort, as well as the Kingdom of Cyprus, whose ruler, Hugh III of Cyprus, took the title King of Jerusalem in 1268. The Crusader States had shown neutrality to the Mongols, or even joined them such as the County of Tripoli did in 1260 after the Mongols entered Syria. In early 1260, the papal legate at Acre sent an embassy to Hulegu, most likely to discourage him from attacking the Crusader holdings. Along with information from the Kings of Armenian Cilicia, their most important regional vassals, the Mongols would have had a vague knowledge of western Europe and their crusading history. The Ilkhanate's founder, Hulegu, sent the first letter to the west in 1262, intended once more for King Louis IX, though this embassy was turned back in Sicily. This letter was friendlier terms than most Mongol missives, but still contained threats, if rather subdued. Pope Urban IV may have learned of the attempt, and the next year sent a letter to Hulegu, apparently having been told that the Il-Khan had become a Christian. Delighted at the idea, the Pope informed Hulegu that if he was baptised, he would receive aid from the west. In reality, Hulegu never converted to Christianity, and died in 1265 without sending any more letters. His son and successor, Abaqa, was the Il-Khan most dedicated to establishing a Franco-Mongol alliance and came the closest to doing so. Due to conflict on his distant borders with the Golden Horde and Chagatayids, as well as the troubles of consolidating power as new monarch in a new realm, for the 1260s he was unable to commit forces to the Mamluk frontier. As a good Mongol, Abaqa was unwilling to allow the enemy total respite, and made it his mission to encourage an attack from the west on the Mamluks. His first embassy was sent in 1266, shortly after becoming Il-Khan, contacting the Byzantines, Pope Clement IV and King James I of Aragon, hoping for a united Christian front to combine efforts with the Mongols against the Mamluks, inquiring which route into Palestine the Christian forces would take. The responses were generally positive, Pope Clement replying that as soon as he knew which route, he would inform Abaqa. Abaqa sent a message again in 1268, inquiring about this progress. James of Aragon found himself the most motivated by the Il-Khans requests, encouraged by the promises of Abaqa's logistical and military support once they reached the mainland. James made his preparations, and launched a fleet in September 1269. An unexpected storm scattered the fleet, and only two of James' bastard children made it to Acre, who stayed only briefly, accomplishing little there. Not long after, King Louis IX set out for Crusade once more, making the inexplicable choice to land in Tunis in 1270. Despite his well planned efforts, the Crusade was an utter disaster, and Louis died of dysentery outside the walls of Tunis in August 1270. Prince Edward of England with his army landed in Tunis shortly before the evacuation of the crusaders, and disgusted by what he saw, set his fleet for the Holy Land, landing at Acre in May 1271, joined by Hugh of Lusignan, King of Cyprus. Edward's timing was good, as Abaqa had returned from a great victory over the Chagatai Khan Baraq at Herat in July 1270, though had suffered a major hunting accident that November. The Mamluk Sultan Baybars was campaigning in Syria in spring 1271, the famous Krak des Chevaliers falling to him that April. Tripoli would have fallen next, had Baybars not retreated back to Damascus hearing of the sudden arrival of a Crusader fleet, and was wary of being caught between European heavy cavalry and Mongol horse archers. Soon after landing Edward made his preparations for an offensive, and reached out to Abaqa. Abaqa was delighted, and sent a reply and orders for Samaghar, the Mongol commander in Anatolia, to head to Syria. Edward did not wait for Abaqa's reply, and there is no indication he ever responded to Abaqa's letter. He set out in mid-July, ensuring his army suffered the most from the summer heat, while missing the Mongols who preferred to campaign in the winter. Suffering high casualties and accomplishing little, he withdrew back to Acre. In mid-October Samaghar arrived with his army, raiding as far as to the west of Aleppo while an elite force of Mongols scouted ahead, routing a large group of Turkmen between Antioch and Harim, but was soon forced to retreat with the advance of the Mamluk army under Baybars. Missing Samagahr by only a few weeks, in November Edward marched south from Acre at the head of a column of men from England, Acre, Cyprus, with Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights. They ambushed some Turkmen on the Sharon plain, forced the local Mamluk governor to withdraw, but with the arrival of large Mamluk reinforcements the Crusaders fled, losing their prisoners and booty. That was the closest the Mongols and the Franks came to proper coordination. Edward helped oversee a peace treaty between the Mamluks and the Kingdom of Jersualem, but the heat, difficulties campaigning, political infighting and an assassination attempt on his life permanently turned him off of crusading. By September 1272, Edward set sail for England. A few weeks after his departure the Mongols again invaded, besieging al-Bira but were defeated by the Mamluks in December. Edward's brief effort in Syria demonstrated the difficulties prefacing any Mongol-Frankish cooperation. The Mamluks were a cohesive, unified force, well accustomed to the environment and working from a well supplied logistic system and intelligence network, while the Franks and Mongols were unable to ever develop a proper timetable for operations together. The European arrivals generally had unrealistic goals for their campaigns, bringing neither the men, resources or experience to make an impact. Abaqa continued to organize further efforts, and found many willing ears at the Second Council of Lyons in France in 1274, a meeting of the great powers of Christendom intended to settle doctrinal issues, the division of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, and plan the reconquest of the Holy land. Abaqa's delegation informed the Council that the Il-Khan had secured his borders, that peace had been achieved between all the Mongols Khanates, and he could now bring his full might against the Mamluks, and urged the Christian powers to do likewise. The current Pope, Gregory X, fully supported this and made efforts to set things in motion, but his death in 1276 killed whatever momentum this process had had. Abaqa sent another round of envoys, who reached the King of France and the new King of England, Edward. The envoys brought the Il-khan's apologies for failing to cooperate properly during Edward's crusade, and asked him to return. Edward politely declined. This was the final set of envoys Abaqa sent west. Perhaps frustrated, he finally organized a proper invasion of Syria, only an army under his brother Mongke-Temur to be defeated by the Mamluks at Homs, and Abaqa himself dying soon after in 1282. His successors were to find no more luck that he had. The most interesting envoy to bring the tidings of the Il-Khan to Europe did not originate in the Ilkhanate, but in China: Rabban Bar Sawma, born in 1220 in what is now modern day Beijing, was a Turkic Nestorian priest who had set out on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem before being conscripted to act as a messenger for the Il-Khan, in a journey which is a fascinating contrast to that of his contemporary Marco Polo. Even given him his own dedicated episode in this podcast series, but we'll give here a brief recount of his journey. Writing his accounts down upon his return to Baghdad later in life, he described how he brought messages and gifts to the Byzantine Emperor Andronicos II Palaiologus, marvelled at the Hagia Sophia, then landed in Sicily and made his way to Rome, having just missed the death of Pope Honorius IV. Travelling on to France, he was warmly welcomed by King Phillip IV, and then on to Gascony where he met the campaigning King Edward of England, who again responded kindly to the Il-khan's envoy. On his return journey, he met the new Pope Nicholas IV in 1288 before returning to the Ilkhanate. Despite the generous receptions Rabban Sauma was given by the heads of Europe, and despite the Il-khan's promises to return Jerusalem to Christian hands, the reality was there was no ruler in the west interested, or capable of, going on Crusade. By now, the act of Crusading in the Holy land had lost its lustre, the final crusades almost all disasters, and costly ones at that. With the final Crusader strongholds falling to the Mamluks in the early 1290s, there was no longer even a proper beachhead on the coast for a Crusading army. The sheer distance and cost of going on Crusade, especially with numerous ongoing issues in their own Kingdoms at hand, outweighed whatever perceived benefit there might have been in doing so. Further, while Rabban Sauma personally could be well received, the Mongols themselves remained uncertain allies. From 1285 through to 1288, Golden Horde attacks on eastern Europe had recommenced in force. Even the new Khan of the Golden Horde, Tele-Buqa, had led an army into Poland. For the Europeans, the distinctions between the Mongol Khanates were hard to register; how could messages of peace from some Mongols be matched with the open war other Mongols were undertaking? All evidence seems to suggest that the western Franks did not understand that the Golden Horde and Ilkhanate were separate political entities. Recall earlier the conflicting letters Louis IX had received in the 1240s, where one Mongol general offered friendship, only to be tricked in seemingly submitting to the Mongols and then receive letters in the 1250s telling him to discount the previous envoys. Together these encouraged unease over perceiving the Mongols as allies, and served to further dampen interest to pursue these alliances. In contrast, the Mamluks had somewhat greater success in their own overseas diplomacy: in the 1260s Baybars initiated contact with the Golden Horde, ruled by the Muslim Berke Khan, encouraging him to keep up his warfare with his Ilkhanid cousins. Sultan Baybars also kept good relations with the Byzantine Empire and the Genoese, allowing him to keep the flow of Turkic slave soldiers from the steppes of the Golden Horde open, the keystone of the Mamluk military. There is also evidence they undertook some limited diplomacy with Qaidu Khan during the height of his rule over Central Asia and the Chagatayids. While the Mamluks and Golden Horde never undertook any true military cooperation, the continuation of their talks kept the Ilkhanate wary of enemies on all borders, never truly able to bring the entirety of its considerable might against one foe least another strike the Il-Khan's exposed frontiers. But, did the Golden Horde, in the 1260s, perceive this as an alliance? We only have Mamluk accounts of the relationship, but scholarship often supposes that the Golden Horde Khans perceived this as the submission of the Mamluks, and any cooperation was the cooperation between overlord and subject. As many of the Mamluk ruling class were Qipchaqs, so the Mongols had come to see as their natural slaves, it may well be that Berke saw the submission of the Mamluks as a natural part of their relationship, especially since he already ruled the Qipchaq homeland. This alliance, alongside never resulting in direct cooperation, was also never always amicable. When the Jochid Khans grew annoyed with the Mamluks, they would halt the trade of Qipchaq slaves and threaten to deprive the Mamluks of their greatest source of warriors. During the long reign of Mamluk Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, a daughter of the Golden Horde Khan Ozbeg was wed to him, in an effort to cement the relationship after a rocky start to the 1300s. Al-Nasir soon accused her of not actually being a Chinggisid, insulting her and infuriating Ozbeg. Yet the relationship survived until the invasions of Emir Temur at the close of the fourteenth century, when the Mamluks and Golden Horde once again took part in a doomed west-Asian effort to ally against Temur. Ilkhanid-European contacts continued into the 14th century, but with somewhat less regularity after Rabban bar Sawma's journey. An archbishopric was even founded in the new Ilkhanid capital of Sultaniyya in 1318, and Papal envoys would travel through the Ilkhanate to the Yuan Dynasty in China until the 1330s. A few envoys came from the Il-Khans still hoping to achieve military cooperation; Ghazan Il-Khan continued to send them before his invasions, including the only one that actually defeated the Mamluk army and led to a brief Mongol advance down the coast, occupying Damascus. News of Ghazan's successes did spread rapidly, for the Spanish Franciscan Ramon Llull learned of it and promptly sailed all the way across the Mediterranean, hoping to be among the first missionaries to land in the newly reclaimed Holy Land. But upon arriving in Cypress, Llull learned of Ghazan's equally quick withdrawal. The combined news of a Mongol victory followed by sudden Mongol withdrawal must have only affirmed the opinion of many of the futility of taking part in any more crusades with the Mongols. Military operations against the Mamluks mostly ceased after Ghazan's death, until a formal peace was achieved between them and the Ilkhanate at the start of the 1320s. Naturally, no further messages for alliances with the powers of Europe were forth coming, and consequently putting an almost total end to European interest and contacts with the Middle East for the next five centuries. European-Mongol relations would continue for some time longer in the territory of the Golden Horde, where the attention of our podcast moves next, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals podcast for more. If you enjoyed this and would like to help us continue bringing you great content, then consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.
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Text: Luke 12:54-56 Series: “The Church Your New Pastor Deserves” Someone has said that one of the hardest things to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn. I would have to say that I agree wholeheartedly with that statement, given how so many decisions we find ourselves facing in life can either make us or break us, depending of course on how those decisions work out. That's because every decision involves some type of risk. “Do I seize this opportunity, or do I wait for a better one to come along?” “Do I go in this direction, or do I stay put, content with where things stand today?” “Do I change my approach, or do I continue to embrace the status quo?” All these decisions require us to project life beyond the present and to make some prediction as to their consequences. But since we cannot possibly know every eventuality, we make the best decisions we can and then we live with the results. However, as people of faith we approach our decisions in a different way, do we not? We believe that while none of us knows the future, God does. God knows everything about the future holds because God holds the future, and so nothing about tomorrow ever escapes Him. Why, then, would any person of faith ever think about taking a step into the unknown without first seeking God? That's precisely the question that Jesus was posing to the crowd that had been listening in on what he had been teaching his disciples. As we have seen, this section of Luke's Gospel recounts Jesus final instructions to the twelve. As God Incarnate, Jesus knows what his future holds, and for him it is cross-shaped. Consequently, he has made the decision to embrace the cross because of the Spirit's leadership in his own life. Jesus knows as well that this crowd that has been listening in will in due time face a decision of their own. “Will they embrace Jesus as God's Messiah, or will they reject him as a pretender?” He worries that they will make their decision like they do every other decision in life – by instinct or impulse, neither of which represents a heart that is open to God. So, Jesus offers them a parable that might jar them out of their misplaced confidence and call them to trust in God. “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It's going to rain,' and so it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It's going to be hot,' and it is.” Jesus knew that even though none in the crowd had a degree in meteorology, they could draw on their vast experience of seeing how clouds forming over the Mediterranean always meant impending rain and strong winds from the Arabian desert unbearable heat. But just when the crowds most likely thought Jesus would be complementing them for their intelligence, he instead chides them for their false faith. In particular, Jesus chides them for not humbling themselves before God, given how they lack the devotion to recognize what God has been doing in him, preferring instead to proceed into the future based on their own best judgment instead of following in Jesus' way. “You hypocrites (you play actors)! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?” What Jesus wants the crowd to understand is that their problem is not so much that they lack the ability to make projections of what lies ahead based on what they recognize in the present moment; it's their failure to factor in the way that Jesus represents the bridge toward God's future. Instead of crossing the bridge between where they are and where God would have them to be, they are burning it through their cluelessness about Jesus so that they will not be able to enjoy the fullness of the Kingdom that Jesus will be bringing to bear upon the earth. How easy it is for us to read such passages and turn our noses up at the ignorance of the crowd that rejected Jesus in his day. “How could they have missed the significance of Jesus?” we ask ourselves. “How could they not have looked to him and placed their trust in him?” We should be more careful. After all, we pride ourselves far too much on our ability to make good decisions, but when it comes to the things of God and how we might be a part of that Kingdom work, it's essential that we follow the lead of the Spirit instead of following our instincts, our impulses, or even our best judgment. In short, we do best when as we are faced with where to go into the future, we do so by pursuing a process of discernment instead of merely making what we hope is a good decision. So, what is the difference, you ask, between discernment and decision? They both seem to involve the same thing. Actually, they don't. Decisions are made based on past experience. Discernment is an awareness that comes to us as we attempt to see everything in light of God's presence and God's purpose in every circumstance and situation in life. Decisions can be made quickly, and sometimes circumstances require that we make them quickly. But discernment takes a lot longer, especially in light of how with discernment we're not operating on our timetables or even the world's timetables. We're operating on God's timetable. And God never seems to be in as much of a rush as we are to decide a matter. For that reason, discernment is not an easy practice. I remember in one church I served how the congregation was split down the middle when I arrived over whether to relocate the church. Now, that's a major decision. Some argued that the church had no future in its present location; others countered that the location was an historic one and too many memories were connected to that place to leave it behind. I hadn't been there two weeks before I was being bombarded with questions on my position, and my answer may have seemed to be naïve to all of them, but it was truly my heart. “I don't care where we do church; I just want to do church as God leads us to do church. Here or some other place, it matters not to me.” Long story short, it took ten years for us to come to God's resolution. And it wasn't that we simply sat on our hands during that period of time. We did our due diligence. We had conversations with property owners and city officials. We analyzed demographics and studied reports of how other congregations had successfully relocated their facilities. And God shut every door. So, when the time came for us to make the decision to stay put as a church and address our facility challenges there, everyone was on the same page, because everyone knew that we had sought God instead of following our own instincts. Over the course of the coming years, this church will be facing similar decisions, certainly not in terms of relocation but rather in terms of staffing and ministry priorities and facility upgrades. Past experience will be helpful, but in order to move in a direction that aligns best with God's purposes for Mountain Brook Baptist Church, we will do well to take whatever time is necessary to understand what God is doing all around us that as a community of faith we might offer the best witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Otherwise, we may end up burning bridges that God's Spirit is calling us to cross. I like the way Ilio Delio, the Franciscan nun, has explained it. “God is doing new things, Jesus proclaimed. But only those with new minds and new hearts can see a new world breaking through the cracks of the old” (The Hours of the Universe, p.79.) Or might we even say that God is burning down old bridges and building new ones to cross over? Then let us pray for God to give us new minds and new hearts that we might better discern His new thing. Because when that transformation happens and our minds and hearts are made new, then our decisions won't be ones we make on our own. They will instead be decisions God leads us to make so that our faith will not be in any way hypocritical, but genuine and authentic, as we see how God is at work in our midst and join Him in it, today, tomorrow, and forevermore. Luke 12:54-56
Sailing in the Mediterranean and Beyond Episode 253 Summer 2021 Report Here is a report of my summer sail 2021 Monfalcone Italy to Spain One of the many repairs for the summer Want me to go sailing with you? Then contact me! If you have ideas for future podcasts or comments please drop me a note! and PLEASE rate my podcast in iTunes and perhaps write a note. link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sailing-in-the-mediterranean/id566678892?mt=2 Sailing! Learn To Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam Exam over 7 hours of Audio Instruction to help you get ready to take the written exam. If you're interested in my sailing instructional audio series here are the links: Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/PvOYK Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh Sailing in the Mediterranean Website https://www.medsailor.com If you would like to be a guest or have suggestions for future episodes or if you would like Franz to be a speaker at your Sailing Club or fundraiser please feel free to contact me. ©2021 Franz Amussen all rights reserved
There are numerous medical studies that show that the Mediterranean diet is our best defense against chronic disease, and maybe even our fountain of youth. Join us as we discuss Debbie Matenopoulous' cookbook "It's All Greek to Me." Cliff's "In the News" is THE 5-SECOND RULE. Cliff's "Inside the Music" is HILLBILLIES CHILLIN'. Music - "Speedway" (music only) by Bev and Cliff Nelson, Mary Lyn Bates. "Hillbillies Chillin'" (full song) by Bev and Cliff Nelson, Dee Briggs, Josh Rush.
Why do people want a boat?Who better to ask then Captain Sean P. Meagher of Worth Avenue Yachts?!Sean's resume is absolutely astounding, and a conversation with the stand-in Captain on the new season of Below Deck is nothing short of fantastic! It's time to find your yacht with Worth Avenue Yachts. Worth Avenue Yachts is a world-class yacht brokerage firm founded by industry-leading professionals specializing in luxury yachts for sale, yacht charter and new yacht construction. Worth Avenue Yachts invites you to reconnect with the beauty of the places and people of our world. Rare natural wonders await in the Exumas and on pristine islands in the Caribbean, while the yachting playgrounds of the Mediterranean promise turquoise lagoons and seaside villages, each with a unique personality and centuries-old cultural traditions.WorthAvenueYachts.com
Malta - 7,000 years of history. 300 days of sunshine. One of the greatest, most beautiful, hospitable places on the planet to experience life, so easily accessible in the spectacular Mediterranean, Malta has something for everyone......and no one could possibly share every aspect of this magical place than North American Representative for the Malta Tourism Authority than Michelle Buttigieg. VisitMalta.com
The Norman's conquering of the known world was a phenomenon unlike anything Europe had seen up to that point in history. Although best known for the 1066 Conquest of England, they have left behind a far larger legacy.They emerged early in the tenth century but had disappeared from world affairs by the mid-thirteenth century. Yet in that time they had conquered England, Ireland, much of Wales and parts of Scotland. They also founded a new Mediterranean kingdom in southern Italy and Sicily, as well as a Crusader state in the Holy Land and in North Africa. Moreover, they had an extraordinary ability to adapt as time and place dictated, taking on the role of Norse invaders to Frankish crusaders, from Byzantine overlords to feudal monarchs. Today's guest, Trevor Rowley, author of The Normans: A History of Conquest, offers a comprehensive picture of the Normans and argues that despite the short time span of Norman ascendancy, it is clear that they were responsible for a permanent cultural and political legacy.
This week, Gilly is with surely everyone's food hero, Claudia Roden who brought Jewish and Middle Eastern food to the world. Yotam Ottolenghi and Sam and Sam Clarke at Moro are among the many chefs who say that it all started with Claudia. Now, at 85, she's got a new book out, Med which brings her personal stories and inventive flourish to the flavours of the Mediterranean. And she's still FULL of stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Please join me in welcoming Dr. Megan Carney, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona to the podcast! She also received here graduate degree at UC Santa Barbara! Dr. Carney is a sociocultural anthropologist who works with migrant communities conducting ethnographic research on food insecurity as well as the social dynamics of displacement and migration. A lot of her early work, that composed her first book, was conducted in Santa Barbara, working with migrant women from Mexico and Central America (Honduras, and Guatemala), examining the issue of food insecurity in an agriculturally productive region. "The Unending Hunger:" https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520285477/the-unending-hunger After completing her PhD, Megan immediately began working in Italy in 2014 coinciding with the Arab Spring. She was fascinated by the discourses surrounding immigration at the time. Immigrants coming across the Mediterranean were dying at sea due to governments refusing to take responsibility, a real crisis that is a result of social and political failings. Megan published her second book on this subject entitled “Island of Hope, Migration and Solidarity in the Mediterranean:” https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520344518/island-of-hope Terra Firma film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraferma_(film) She herself identifies with the right to food/food sovereignty movement that is dissatisfied with food security being the end goals. This movement believes this is not sufficient rather, they want to push to make food a human right. Currently the US does not recognize food as a human right, so right to food is working against transnational food companies, and working towards making food a fundamental human right. They think food is not a commodity, and it should not be controlled by private companies trying to make a profits. They believe there should be dignity in how food is distrusted. Dr. Carney also lays out techniques for ethnographic life history interviews and shares some stories. She talks about the transition to the University of Arizona in 2017 and outlines then classes she teaches and has created, as well as the topics she's passionate about teaching like “black food matters.” She discuses the research and ethnographic data collection process, and discusses the benefits of long term ethnographic work. She explains why writing the second book was actually harder to write than the first. She is also the Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies, a center that conducts research related to issues locally in borderland regions but is also involved across critical food studies. https://crfs.arizona.edu/ Follow @thatanthropodcast on Instagram, and @ThatAnthroPod on Twitter for more behind the scenes content. Brought to you in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association check out their podcast library here https://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1629
Getting into the late romances -- starting here with Pericles -- means we're nearing the end of our sojourn through William Shakespeare's career. But these are a fascinating quartet of plays, and Pericles is a fantastic introduction to the complicated morality and plot cues that we find Shakespeare playing with throughout these final plays, after years of creativity and success under his belt. And because these are less well-known plays (with the exception of The Tempest), discussing them feels fresh and interesting. We hope you'll agree. Join us as we journey through the Mediterranean with Pericles, Prince of Tyre and his trials and triumphs on his search for family. Notes - John Gower's poem "The Tale of Apollonius of Tyre" from his Confessio Amantis, a 33,000 line poem from 1386-1390 - Lindsay's confusion stems from this dude, who shares a name but not a life with the titular Pericles. - The authorship of Pericles has always been questioned, and this New Yorker article illustrates the "confusing riddle" of it well. Ancient Bickerings Who is the villain of this play?
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Dr. Catherine Person, director of education at the University of Michigan's Kelsey Museum of Archeology in Ann Arbor , Michigan. The Kelsey specializes in Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archeology and sponsors ongoing field research. The museum houses more than 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the Mediterranean and the Near East. Community outreach is central to the Kelsey's mission, engaging the community from kindergarteners through retirees. The Kelsey is also home to the University of Michigan's graduate program in Classical Art and Archeology . This show was originally broadcast December 30, 2019 and is reposted as a Best-of-the-Best show from the archives of Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer in celebration of 32 years producing on-air and digital media shows for NPR affiliate KCBX. Underwriting support for Journeys of Discovery provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the
If pasta is your passion and olives are what you live for, consider this episode of Inside Trader Joe's a table set for you! We dive into the Mediterranean region in a conversation with an Italian pasta supplier; we get some good info on the state of pasta, olives, and olive oil on our grocery shelves, and we travel to California to chat with a producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil crafted in the Golden State. You can get an inside look at how this particular EVOO is made – from harvest to table – on our YouTube channel, here. Transcript (PDF)
In his lifetime King Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, forged one of the largest empires in ancient history. But it was what happened to Alexander following his demise – his ‘life after death' - which resulted in one of the great archaeological mysteries of the ancient Mediterranean.Following his death, aged just 32, his corpse became of prime importance for his former subordinates – a talismanic symbol of legitimacy during the tumultuous period that was the Wars of the Successors. Later still, the body and tomb of this great conqueror – placed right in the centre of ancient Alexandria – retained its importance. From Ptolemaic pharaohs to Roman emperors, Alexander's tomb became a place of holy pilgrimage for many seeking power and prestige. For several centuries the tomb of this Macedonian ruler was one of the great attractions of the ancient Mediterranean. That was, however, until the end of the 4th century when all mention of this building, and the precious corpse housed within, disappeared. So what happened to Alexander's tomb? And where might Alexander's body be buried today? To talk through several theories surrounding one of ancient history's great archaeological mysteries, Tristan chatted to Dr Chris Naunton. The third of 3 episodes we recorded with Chris earlier this summer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I've an incredible story for you in this episode of Shanghai born John Robin Greaves, ‘Jack', who emigrated to Australia in 1939 and volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force to serve overseas. The army would send Jack to the Middle East then to Greece, where he would be captured Germans. Australian ABC journalist Stephen Hucheon has researched his uncle's story and produced a fantastic article for ABC available on their website. You can find the full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-11/the-anzacs-who-beat-the-odds-and-escaped-from-greece/100284226 This discussion is part of a project looking at Australian's in the Mediterranean during WWII. Find out more at historyguild.org. If you enjoyed the episode with Richard James, when we discussed The Australian's fight the French in Syria and the Lebanon, Richard has written an article on the topic for the history guild. You can find it here: https://historyguild.org/australias-war-with-france/ Find me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ww2podcast
Chef Joe Flamm grew up in a big Italian family, where there was always sauce bubbling on the stove. The rule of the house was: if you walked in the kitchen, you stirred the sauce. Since then Joe has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, won Season 15 of Top Chef, and now opened his first restaurant in Chicago, Rose Mary. It's named after his two grandmothers and inspired by his Italian heritage. Like Dan, Joe has strong opinions about pasta, but he takes sauce just as seriously. Joe tells Dan why rigatoni carbonara will always win out over spaghetti carbonara, when it's better to skip fresh pasta and go with the dried stuff, and the one thing you never want to do when saucing any kind of pasta. This episode is sponsored by Bertolli. Their new Bertolli d'Italia sauces are made in Italy, crafted with vine-ripened tomatoes under the Italian sun, finely-aged Italian cheeses, fresh cream, and Mediterranean olive oil. Find sauces, recipes and meal inspiration at bertolli.com/ditalia. // Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL). Transcript available at www.sporkful.com.
Photo: Nicholas Roerich's The Last of Atlantis CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The eruption of the Mediterranean legend of Atlantis. Charles Pellegrino, author. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah Paperback – December 1, 1995 by Charles R. Pellegrino (Author https://www.amazon.com/Return-Sodom-Gomorrah-Charles-Pellegrino/dp/0380726335) A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called "the real Indiana Jones," Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers -- crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense --the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists and theologians together to examine the same evidence. In this enthralling revelatory adventure, Pellegrino introduces us to dedicated pioneers like Benjamin Mazar, Leonard Woolley, and T. E. Lawrence, who retraced the steps of Moses to demystify the Exodus and the Flood. In the process, he enables us to view ancient relics in an extraordinary new light -- as both fascinating windows on the past and vivid signposts to the future.