The Expansion of Definitions and Laws of Incest in Medieval Europe

The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymus Bosch, c.1500 / Prado National Museum, Wikimedia Commons These laws shifted norms around family and marriage, introducing the instability of the age into the private realm. By Dr. Emma Southon / 10.31.2017 Cultural and Familial Historian The so called “dark ages” of the sixth to tenth centuries are[…]

Sacred Psychiatry in Ancient Greece

John W. Waterhouse, “A Mother Bringing Her Sick Child to the Temple of Asklepios”, 1877 (Image in public domain) From the ancient times, there are three basic approaches for the interpretation of the different psychic phenomena: the organic, the psychological, and the sacred approach.   By Georgios Tzeferakos, MD, PhD (left) and Athanasios Douzenis, MD,[…]

The History of Ancient Canaan (Palestine)

By the 3rd millennium BCE, the southern Levant was a land of small, fortified towns and villages, ruled over by petty kings and chiefs. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.24.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction y the 3rd millennium BCE, the southern Levant was a land of small, fortified towns and villages, ruled over by[…]

A Brief History of Henotheism

The Assumption of the Virgin Artist, by Francesco Botticini, c.1475 / Creative Commons The term henotheism continues to allow for greater precision in the classification of religious belief systems. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.24.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Henotheism (from the Greek heis theos or “one god”) refers to religious belief systems that[…]