A painting of a scene from the anonymous Pearl poem. The dreamer, a man clothed in red, stands opposite the Pearl-maiden, a woman clothed in white. Between them is a river, and they are surrounded on all sides by grass and trees.

Dreams, Visions, Philosophy: Dream Poetry in Medieval Europe

European history is rich, well-known, and well-celebrated. From the neo-Classical architecture, grandiose fashion and groundbreaking literature of the Renaissance period, to the powerful musical compositions and politically moved polemics of the 20th century; the various eras in European history have … Continue reading Dreams, Visions, Philosophy: Dream Poetry in Medieval Europe

Anthropology: Evidence of South Africa’s Diverse Culture Through Its Cuisine

South Africa, also known as RSA, is renowned for being a rainbow nation. It is recognised as such because of its wide range of ethnicities all over the country. Most of this is the result of Apartheid and colonization. South … Continue reading Anthropology: Evidence of South Africa’s Diverse Culture Through Its Cuisine

Members of the Takahashi-gumi gang are seen at a festival in the Asakusa district in Japan

Anthropology: Exploring the Origin, History and Workings of the Yakuza

A brief overview of the yakuza Portrayed in countless movies and video games as tattooed, violent gangsters, the yakuza are transnational members of organized crime groups. Originating in Japan, the yakuza are also known as gokudō (the extreme path), while … Continue reading Anthropology: Exploring the Origin, History and Workings of the Yakuza

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The Golden Age of Afghanistan and Downfall of the Nation – A Journey of Afghanistan from 1919 to 2021

The year is 1964. Traders are bustling around the Kabul bazaar selling carpets and mats, spices, and refreshments of all kinds in a streamline of cloth-topped huts. The air smells like roasted chestnuts and sulaimani tea sharp against the scent … Continue reading The Golden Age of Afghanistan and Downfall of the Nation – A Journey of Afghanistan from 1919 to 2021