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During 2006 there were nearly 400,000 unique visitors to Paradoxplace.  Here are the top 30 pages visited in December 2006.

 

 

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Paradoxplace Chronology Pages - The World of the Middle Ages Part Two - The Renaissance and Early Modern Europe (1350 - 1600)

 

A descendant of the first Paradoxoplace page done in Excel in 2000 - a chatty chronology of the movers and shakers of the Italian Renaissance and Early Modern Europe.

 

The Medici Family  (1) - The Glorious 1400s

 

The first of several pages with commentary on and portraits of the Medici Family.

 

The Great Mughal Emperors of India 1526 - 1707

 

A brief history of the Great Mughal Emperors of India, with portraits and photos of their architectural achievements. 

 

Portraits of Famous Renaissance (and other) People

 

A large page with thumbnails linking to most of the portraits in Paradoxplace.

 

Paradoxplace Chronology Pages - The World of the Middle Ages Part One - The Middle Ages (476 - 1348)

 

The movers and shakers of the early and high middle ages - a completely different world to that of the Renaissance

 

Ravenna - Basilica di San Vitale & Galla Placidia Mausoleum

 

 

One of half a dozen pages on a favourite Italian town - Ravenna.  One of its companion pages has stunning photos of the famous mosaics of Justinian and Theodora

 

 

Paradoxplace Photo Galleries Directory

 

The core directory leading to all of the thousands of photos in Paradoxplace

 

Last Supper Paintings in Venice, including Veronese's "Feast at the House of Levy"

 

 

This page is one of an outstanding collection of pages on Venice - it is a companion to another outstanding set of pages on Last Suppers in the Refectories of Florence.

 

 

Paradoxplace Portrait Pages - Sandro Botticelli

 

Botticelli's self portrait with the Medici clan in "The Adoration of the Magi" and a link to an explanation of who the Magi are.

 

Artist Self-Portraits in the Uffizi Collection

 

A companion to the page on The Vasari Corridor which displays the more famous self portraits in the collection of the Uffizi (Florence).

 

Condottieri and the Great Equestrian Statues and Paintings of the Italian Renaissance

 

Photo page on the revival of Equestrian statues after a 1000 year gap, plus some Condottieri and a couple of Emperors on horseback.

 

Chartres Cathedral

 

The most completely medieval of the surviving great medieval cathedrals of Northern Europe.

 

Travellers, Traders and Explorers 1000 - 1600

 

A tour de force of well known names and where they got to including Marco Polo and Christopher Colombus

 

The Crusades (1100s and 1200s)

 

The extraordinary and in many ways unattractive 200 years which changed everything.

 

Paintings by Artists of the Italian Renaissance

 

Some of the blockbuster exhibitions which Central Italy enjoyed in the early 2000s plus some famous fresco cycles.

 

The Abbey Church of Vézelay (Basilique Ste-Madeleine)

 

The most famous of the great pilgrimage churches of Burgundy.

 

Paradoxplace Portrait Pages - Filippo Brunelleschi

 

The man who designed the biggest masonry dome in the world and built it without internal scaffolding.

 

Tuscan Photo Galleries - San Gimignano

 

San Gimignano - Tuscan hill town with lots of towers and tourists (and the location for the film "Tea with Mussolini")

 

Paradoxplace Portrait Pages - the Borgias

 

A larger than life Spanish Pope, his evil son Cesare and beautiful daughter Lucrezia.

 

Photo Tours & History of Sicily, Puglia & Southern Italy

 

Links to the great photo and history pages of the popular Sicily and the little known but equally interesting Puglia.

 

Artists, Writers and Architects of the Italian Renaissance

 

One of the better lists around (often found in course notes), plus links to related Paradoxplace pages.

 

Paradoxplace Insight Pages

 

Overview of the various Paradoxplace Insight Pages.

 

La Cappella dei Magi, Palazzo Medici-Ricardo (Florence)

 

Companion the the Medici pages - Benozzo Gozzoli's famous fresco cycle

 

Byzantine Constantinople

 

Justinian's Constantinople.

 

The Topkapi Palace, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and the Magic of Ottoman Constantinople (later Istanbul)

 

The World of Suleiman the Magnificent

 

Ancient Rome

 

A few highlights from the huge Rome photo library which is still in queue waiting to get in to Paradoxplace.

 

Donatello in Florence

 

Donatello - the numero uno of the early Renaissance artists.

 

The Mongol Conquerors

 

Ghengis Khan, who built the largest empire the world has ever known,  and his successors.

 

Masolino, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi in the Brancacci Chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence

 

The first great Florentine Renaissance fresco cycle.

 

The Old English Cathedrals

 

Links to photo and history pages for most of England's medieval cathedrals.

 

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