Weekend Reading

Hildegard of Bingen
A medieval manuscript of Hildegard (1098-1179) receiving and recording a vision – Wikimedia

• Longtime member of the CWC “cloud of witnesses” Hildegard of Bingen (the medieval mystic and monastic leader) was finally given official recognition as a saint last Thursday by Pope Benedict XVI.

• A newly discovered set of photographs documents life in British-ruled India in 1912.

• War poet Siegfried Sassoon’s famous statement against World War I, read aloud in the House of Commons in 1917.

• Did Stalin poison Lenin?? A Soviet medical murder mystery…

• Horst Faas, one of the 20th century’s greatest photojournalists died Thursday. Click here to see a gallery of his famous Vietnam War photographs.

• Criticism of the way American history is presented by the National Park Service.

• No matter what you think of the title of this AHA post, the subtitle should make you click the link: “New Book Explains Why Historians Might Have a Hard Time Reaching Wide Audiences, Getting a Date.”

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