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Your search for posts with tags containing looking-glass found 10 posts

Adam Olearius

Adam OleariusIn the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany. The great duke of Holstein was sending an ambassador to Moscow to request the czar’s permission for travel rights...
From: Conciatore on 10 Apr 2019

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring, Rajasthan India.This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 15 Feb 2019

Adam Olearius

Adam OleariusIn the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany. The great duke of Holstein was sending an ambassador to Moscow to request the czar’s permission for travel rights...
From: Conciatore on 1 Jun 2018

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring, Rajasthan India.This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 11 May 2018

Olearius on Glass

Adam Olearius In the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany. The great duke of Holstein was sending an ambassador to Moscow to request the czar’s permission for travel rights...
From: Conciatore on 5 Jul 2017

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring,  Rajasthan India. This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 5 Jun 2017

Olearius on Glass

Adam Olearius In the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany. The great duke of Holstein was sending an ambassador to Moscow to request the czar’s permission...
From: Conciatore on 18 Jul 2016

Thévenot in India

Antique gold Arsi finger ring, Rajasthan India. This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europe to the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 15 Jun 2016

Olearius on Glass

Adam Olearius In the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany. The great duke of Holstein was sending an ambassador to Moscowto request the czar’s permission for travel rights along the VolgaRiver. Holstein...
From: Conciatore on 27 Jul 2015

Thévenot in India

Mirror ring with inlaid foiled glass late 18th to early 19th c Rajasthan India. This is the third and final installment of a series that has followed seventeenth century French tourist Jean de Thévenot from Europeto the Levant and then into Syria....
From: Conciatore on 26 Jun 2015

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If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.