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"Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful" William Morris arts and crafts movement

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The House of wisdom Baghdad. At the House of Wisdom, scholars of many nationalities and religions translated into Arabic, Greek, Persian and Indian works on mathematics, logic, astronomy, philosophy and the exact sciences, and wrote commentaries on those texts as well as original works of their own.

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♣ ''A Templar Knight is truly a fearless knight, and secure on every side, for his soul is protected by the armour of faith, just as his body is protected by the armour of steel. He is thus doubly armed, and need fear neither demons nor men." Bernard de Clairvaux, c. 1135, De Laude Novae Militae—In Praise of the New Knighthood. More

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The History of Philosophy , a series of podcasts recorded by Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London

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In the medieval philosophy of alchemy, “rubedo” was a title of the very highest achievement, when matter and spirit fused to create something of rare beauty.

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