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1058

Year 1058 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar. March 17 – King Lulach of Scotland is killed in battle at Lumphanan against his cousin and rival Malcolm III who becomes "king of the Scots". September 20 – Empress Agnes de Poitou and King Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border zone in Burgenland; the 4-year-old Judith of Swabia, the youngest daughter of the late Emperor Henry III, is engaged to Prince Solomon of Hungary at Regensburg. Norman conquest of southern Italy: Norman forces under Richard Drengot besiege and capture Capua, he takes the princely title from Prince Landulf VIII. Bolesław II, the eldest son of Casimir I, succeeds his father after his death in Poznań, he becomes duke of Poland. The Almoravids conquer the Berghouata, a group of Berber tribes, who have establish an independent state in modern-day Morocco. Spring – Pope Stephen IX pronounces on the authenticity of the relics of Mary Magdalene at Vézelay Abbey in Burgundy, making it a major centre of pilgrimage.

March 29 – Stephen IX dies of a severe illness after a pontificate of 7-month at Florence. He is succeeded by Nicholas II. November 6 – Emperor Isaac I deposes Michael I, patriarch of Constantinople, have him exiled to Prokonnessos. Ealdred, archbishop of York, becomes the first English bishop to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Al-Ghazali, Persian theologian and jurist Ibn Bassam, Andalusian poet and historian Synadene, queen consort of Hungary Theodora Anna Doukaina Selvo, Venetian dogaressa Wynebald de Ballon, Norman nobleman March 1 – Ermesinde and regent of Barcelona March 17 – Lulach, king of Scotland March 29 – Stephen IX, pope of the Catholic Church August 2 – Judith of Schweinfurt, duchess of Bohemia November 28 – Casimir I, duke of Poland Abdollah ibn Bukhtishu, Syrian physician Abu Muhammad al-Yazuri, vizier of the Fatimid Caliphate Ælfwold II, bishop of Sherborne Al-Mawardi, Abbasid jurist and diplomat Boite mac Cináeda, Scottish prince Centule IV Gaston, viscount of Béarn Egbert of Fulda, German Benedictine abbot Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani, Persian poet and writer Flaithem Mac Mael Gaimrid, Irish poet and Chief Ollam Grigor Magistros, Armenian prince and governor Ilduara Mendes and regent of Portugal Theophanu, abbess of Essen and Gerresheim William VII, duke of Aquitaine

Rob Jones (Marine)

Robert R. Jones, Jr. is an American farmer, Marine Corps veteran, motivational speaker, Paralympic athlete, politician. In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, he was wounded in action by an improvised explosive device where he lost both legs above the knee. Jones made headlines when he completed 31 consecutive marathons in 31 days while raising money for veterans. Between 2013 and 2014, he cycled nearly 5,200 miles across the United States in order to raise awareness for wounded veterans, he won a bronze medal with Oksana Masters in mixed double sculls at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. He is a candidate for the Republican nomination in Virginia's 10th congressional district for the 2020 elections. In 2003, Jones graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in Virginia. While he participated in football and wrestling during his freshman and sophomore years he was not a star athlete in high school, he joined United States Marine Corps Reserve during his junior year at Virginia Tech in 2006. It was in the Marine Corps that he found that running was "a natural fit for him."

In 2007, Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with minors in astronomy and geology. Jones was a combat engineer, he was attached to 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines in 2008 during the Iraq War and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in 2010 during the War in Afghanistan. Jones was wounded in action by an improvised explosive device on July 22, 2010, in Sangin, Afghanistan, he was evacuated to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland a couple of days following the incident. As a result of the explosion, Jones lost both of his legs above the knee, he received the Purple Heart. Jones was discharged from the Marines as a sergeant in December 2011. On July 22, 2019, nine years to the day of the military action that cost him his legs, Jones announced that he was running for the Republican nomination for the United States House of Representatives in Virginia's 10th congressional district, challenging Democratic first-term incumbent Jennifer Wexton. Jones resides with his wife on a farm outside of Virginia.

They manage their farm together. Perrigo, Billy. "Meet the Double-Amputee Veteran Running 31 Marathons in 31 Days". Time. Retrieved 2018-02-13. Rosenberg, Michael. "Double-Amputee Marine Veteran Rob Jones Is Running 31 Marathons in 31 Days". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2018-02-13. "Rob Jones". Saluteheroes.org. Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. Retrieved 2018-02-13. Carlson, Stephen. "Marine veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan completes his final marathon of 31-day stretch". Stars & Stripes. Retrieved 2018-02-13

James Seaton (professor)

James Everett Seaton was an American writer and literary critic who argued for the continued relevance and importance of the tradition of literary humanism championed by Matthew Arnold and Irving Babbitt and Paul Elmer Moore while opposing many of the dominant trends in Academia regarding literary criticism and the teaching of literature, such as the Cultural Studies model instituted by Herbert Marcuse and the general emphasis away from the study of literary works themselves in favor of a focus on critical theory. James Seaton was born in Iowa, received B. A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana, earned a Ph. D. in English and Comparative Literature with a major in Greek and Latin from the University of Iowa. He was a professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University, where he taught from 1971 until his passing. Seaton was married to playwright Sandra Seaton. James Seaton edited five books, he was a regular contributor to The Weekly Standard, his essays and reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Hudson Review, The American Scholar, Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, First Things, Modern Age, The University Bookman, The Review of Metaphysics and The Journal of the History of Ideas, many other academic and non-academic publications.

Among Seaton's central contentions were that literary criticism and instruction should prioritize literature over theory, a position he had opportunity to express during C-Span's Teaching Literature conference marking the 10th anniversary of Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind, held at the University of Chicago. In his closing statements of that address, Dr. Seaton predicted that the Humanistic Tradition would survive so long as "novels, plays and intellectual biographies such as The Closing of the American Mind continue to exert their hold on us, through the postmodern era and beyond" because "its only necessary ground is the authority and significance of literature." In his 2014 book, Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative, he presented the notion that the history of literary criticism could be broadly conceived of as a conversation between three distinct but at times overlapping traditions, the Platonic tradition which judged literature by the extent to which it conveyed the proper political messages, the Neoplatonic which romanticized literature as a gateway to transcendent knowledge and the Humanistic tradition, which valued literature for its potential to offer insight into the human experience.

In his favorable review of the book for the Wall Street Journal, Barton Swaim referred to the book as an "eloquent complaint." Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative by James Seaton. Cambridge University Press, 2014; the Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy and Character and Opinion in the United States by George Santayana. Edited and with an introduction by James Seaton, with essays by James Seaton, Wilfred McClay, John Lachs, Roger Kimball. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2009. Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism: From Criticism to Cultural Studies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996. Beyond Cheering and Bashing: New Perspectives on The Closing of the American Mind. Edited by William K. Buckley and James Seaton. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green SU Popular Press, 1992. A Reading of Vergil's Georgics. Amsterdam: Hakkert, 1983. Introduction to Santayana Edition volume of Three Philosophical Poets from MIT Press, 2019 “George Santayana as a Cultural Critic.”

Under Any Sky: Contemporary Readings of George Santayana. Ed. Matthew Caleb Flamm and Krzysztof Piotr Skowroňski. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 111-20. “Affirming the Principle.” Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope: A Political Companion to Invisible Man. Ed. Lucas E. Morel. Lexington, Kentucky: UP of Kentucky, 2004. 22-36. “Henry James's The Princess Casamassima: Revolution and the Preservation of Culture.” The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics. Ed. Henry T. Edmondson III. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2000. 15-25. "The Beauty of Middle‑Class Virtue: Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics. Ed. Henry T. Edmondson III. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2000. 193-202. "Afterword: Midwestern Muckrakers." Exploring the Midwestern Literary Imagination: Essays in Honor of David D. Anderson. Ed. Marcia Noe. Troy, NY: Whitston Publishing Company, 1993. 203-208. "The Humanities and Cultural Criticism: The Example of Ralph Ellison." Rejuvenating the Humanities.

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