Author: Jack Keilo ( Jacques Keilo )

Europa Prima: the centre between a head, a heart, and a hand!

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” (Revelation 12:1) We have already analysed one of the maps made by the Reform theologian Heinrich Bunting (1545-1606), The World  at the Itinerarium…

Downtown Beirut and the bitter taste of a “reconstructed” supposed-to-be-centrality

Place Etoile, heart of central Beirut. The Lebanese Parliament, supposed to be the seat of Lebanese Legislature, is on the left. Saree Makdisi, 1997, “Laying claim to Beirut: Urban Narrative and Spatial Identity in the Age of Solidere”, in Critical Inquiry.   Pre-war Beirut used to be the apparent centre…