Sebastianism: The Calabrian Charlatan and Medieval Messianic Nationalism

Sebastian passed into legend as a great Portuguese patriot and hero. Introduction Sebastianism (Portuguese: Sebastianismo) is a Portuguese messianic myth, based on the belief that King Sebastian of Portugal, disappeared in the battle of Alcácer Quibir, will return from Morocco to save Portugal. The belief gained momentum after an interpretation by priest António Vieira of[…]

‘The Desired’: King Sebastian of Portugal and the Beginning of a Legend

The King asleep in mountain until his return, in a foggy dawn, in Portugal’s greatest hour of need. Introduction Sebastian (Portuguese: Sebastião I)[1]) was King of Portugal from 11 June 1557 to 4 August 1578 and the penultimate Portuguese monarch of the House of Aviz. He was the son of João Manuel, Prince of Portugal,[…]

Byzantine Iconoclasm and the Triumph of Orthodoxy

Who were the players and what was this Controversy all about? Introduction The “Iconoclastic Controversy” over religious images was a defining moment in the history of the Eastern Roman “Byzantine” Empire. Centered in Byzantium’s capital of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) from the 700s–843, imperial and Church authorities debated whether religious images should be used in Christian[…]

What You Should Know About An English Course Before Taking One Up

English has been portrayed as the language of opportunity. It has more advantages than other languages in terms of profession, industry, technology, research, schooling, etc. If you’re taking an English class in middle school, high school, or graduate school, you might wonder why English matters, particularly if you’re planning to study or look for jobs[…]

What is Sour Space Candy, and How to Use it?

The fast-paced life we ​​live can be stressful and tiring. It is sometimes useful to find an alternative that will help us deal with this fast life’s consequences on a natural basis. A large percentage of the population suffers from anxiety and depression. The other part has problems with acne on the body and face.[…]