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December 28, 2004

Hoc est enim corpus meum

The historian Caroline Walker Bynum gave a talk in Potsdam a few days ago, and I was surprised to learn from her that, due to some bleeding wafers, a small town close to Berlin was actually one of the most important pilgrimage sites of the 13th century, coming right after Jerusalem, Rome and Santiago. Well, I never. Brandenburg doesn't exactly look spiritual these days...


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