Category: Religion

17. June 2020

Middle Ages | Religion

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Uprising in the convent

by Christine Keller

From today’s perspective, it seems unthinkable that nuns would rebel, put up violent resistance and ignore ecclesiastical regulations. But during the reform efforts in the 15th century, this was not an unusual occurrence.

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25. March 2020

Middle Ages | Women in history

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Nuns – Powerful women in the Middle Ages

by Andrej Abplanalp

Medieval nuns – the phrase brings to mind a group of women living in seclusion behind convent walls, devoting themselves to their faith. But a look at history gives a very different picture.

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4. March 2020

Middle Ages | Culture

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Beastly good luck

by Andrej Abplanalp

Why pigs are lucky charms, and why it was a stroke of luck the Bernese killed a bear on their hunt…

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1. January 2020

20th / 21st century | Culture

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2020

by Andrej Abplanalp

Will we make history this year? Perhaps. In any case, the symmetry of dates indicates that we may be in for some special events, as a look at the past shows.

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25. December 2019

Modern Age | Religion

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Christkind, or Samichlaus?

by Alexander Rechsteiner

On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the gifts are handed out! But has it always been that way? 150 years ago, 6 December was always the big day for children.

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