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Chancay  

Jane Feltham

Pre-Columbian culture of South America. It centred on the Chancay Valley of the central Peruvian coast, ranging north and south to the Fortaleza and Lurín valleys, and is known for its distinctive pottery and textile styles. Chancay culture flourished between c. ad 1100 and 1470...

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Danielle B. Joyner

From the time John Cassian established the first female foundation in Marseille in ad 410, monastic women lived in varying states of enclosure and were surrounded by diverse images and objects that contributed to their devotion, education and livelihood. The first rule for women, written in 512 by St Caesarius of Arles, emphasized their strict separation from men and the world, as did the ...

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City in Saxony-Anhalt, north-central Germany, and capital of Harz. Although badly damaged in World War II it still has remnants of the medieval period, including St Stephan’s Cathedral (13th century) and the Liebfrauenkirche (12th century). Halberstadt is known for three important locally made tapestries: Abraham and Isaac...