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On 14 July 1789, the prison of Bastille was stormed by revolutionaries. With the fall of the Bastille, the French Revolution had begun, which would eventually culminate in the bloody toppling of a regime which had existed for nearly 800 years. This day is celebrated across France as “le quatorze juillet,” the first milestone along the road to the French Republic. In English-speaking countries, it is called “Bastille Day.”

In honor of Bastille Day, we’ve put together a reading list of chapters and extracts on topics, such as the Reign of Terror, Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, and the reasons behind the French Revolution, from University Press Scholarship Online and Very Short Introductions.
Image: The Storming of the Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël (1735-1813). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

On 14 July 1789, the prison of Bastille was stormed by revolutionaries. With the fall of the Bastille, the French Revolution had begun, which would eventually culminate in the bloody toppling of a regime which had existed for nearly 800 years. This day is celebrated across France as “le quatorze juillet,” the first milestone along the road to the French Republic. In English-speaking countries, it is called “Bastille Day.”

In honor of Bastille Day, we’ve put together a reading list of chapters and extracts on topics, such as the Reign of Terror, Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, and the reasons behind the French Revolution, from University Press Scholarship Online and Very Short Introductions.

Image: The Storming of the Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël (1735-1813). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood."
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thepenguinpress:

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Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

thepenguinpress:

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Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

Marauders Appreciation Week [3/7] - One Marauders AU

Harry and Ginny, sensing a disturbance in the force, rethink the naming of their second child.

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I was talking to my mam a few years ago about the decline of the Irish language since the 1800s and she said that besides her love of the language itself, the main reason why she doesn't want it to die out is because, and I quote, "it'll mean that the British will have won" and that's stuck with me ever since.
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"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about

babsthegingerqueen:

un-punk:

an-tiarna-na-fainne:

5anddime:

This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).

34 notes is nowhere near enough. Spread this shit like fucking wild fire, because this shit needs to be heard.

LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR

VIVA AN GAEILGE

Had this convo with my dad the other day. I think we should always protect our culture at all cost.

Also in Northern Ireland, at least in Belfast, the Irish language is primarily a Catholic staple. Protestants there, generally, feel like they have a lack of culture, even though the language was spoken across both groups in the early 1900s. There’s a movement to bring back the Irish language for the Protestant/Ulster community, and it’s grown tremendously in the past couple of years!

doctorwho:

bbcone:

"Clara tell me - am I a good man?"
The new Doctor lands, Saturday 23rd August on bbcone.

Surprise, the series 8 trailer is here! Head on over to BBC’s youtube channel to watch.

keir-reviews:

How to Roleplay in the Victorian Era

The Victorian Era, named appropriately after Queen Victoria, was a British cultural period between the years 1837 and 1901, corresponding to Victoria’s life and death. This guide will help you roleplay in a Victorian setting; societal class differences, tips, and cultural values and morals will be addressed, as well as the traditions and expectations of the time, including concepts like fashion and gender roles.
This guide was written by keir-reviews. Please like or reblog if it helped you, and do not steal.

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keir-reviews:

How to Roleplay in the Victorian Era

The Victorian Era, named appropriately after Queen Victoria, was a British cultural period between the years 1837 and 1901, corresponding to Victoria’s life and death. This guide will help you roleplay in a Victorian setting; societal class differencestips, and cultural values and morals will be addressed, as well as the traditions and expectations of the time, including concepts like fashion and gender roles.

This guide was written by keir-reviews. Please like or reblog if it helped you, and do not steal.

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spoken-not-written:

oopsphan:

darlinghogwarts:

In the books, Hermione’s boggart is failing her classes. Her greatest fear is failing her classes.
However, it goes a lot deeper than that. Subconsciously, I think she believes that if she does not do well and if she fails, they’ll kick her out of Hogwarts and the Wizarding World. So her real fear isn’t failing.
At Hogwarts, she has two wonderful friends who love her, and she is getting to live in an incredible world. She doesn’t want to lose that, and she thinks that if she does bad in her classes, they won’t let her come back.
Her real fear is rejection and loss.

so what if…
when in the philosophers stone her line “we could be killed, or worse.. expelled” wasn’t her being snooty or a teachers pet..
but her saying that she would rather die than stop going to hogwarts and never see her friends again?

why

spoken-not-written:

oopsphan:

darlinghogwarts:

In the books, Hermione’s boggart is failing her classes. Her greatest fear is failing her classes.

However, it goes a lot deeper than that. Subconsciously, I think she believes that if she does not do well and if she fails, they’ll kick her out of Hogwarts and the Wizarding World. So her real fear isn’t failing.

At Hogwarts, she has two wonderful friends who love her, and she is getting to live in an incredible world. She doesn’t want to lose that, and she thinks that if she does bad in her classes, they won’t let her come back.

Her real fear is rejection and loss.

so what if…

when in the philosophers stone her line “we could be killed, or worse.. expelled” wasn’t her being snooty or a teachers pet..

but her saying that she would rather die than stop going to hogwarts and never see her friends again?

why

fashionsfromhistory:

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unknowngenre:

Genderswap Females by Maby-chan

Disney and Dreamworks’ male characters reinterpreted as females.

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