Europa Sun Issue 4 is finally here! We have a fantastic issue thanks to the remarkable writers who contributed!
This issue is possibly more diverse in its offerings than past editions thanks to the presence of subjects such as European prehistory and, on the other end of the historical timeline, the genre of rock 'n roll. Prehistoric humans who became the earliest Europeans are explored in detail in relation to the Campanian Fire event (a massive volcanic explosion that changed the landscape of Europe). And we look at how the musical genre of rock n' roll, despite criticisms, very much channeled the soul of the European musician.
In addition, you will find our typical cross section of European culture from the ancient world through the Middle Ages and into more recent history. We cover little known cultures with another piece on the pre-Roman Lusitanian tribe of Iberia. Ancient Greece makes an appearance with a discussion on the philosopher-playwright, Aristophanes, and how his concerns for the culture of his own day are relevant for us today.
We move into the Middle Ages with an exploration of the figure of Mary Magdalene and another on the famous English king, Richard III. In both instances we find that each figure has been misrepresented unfairly in the public mind.
Our cover art was designed by Bo Isanov in the "Fash-wave" style. We take a closer look at his art and the inspiration behind it. And, as always, there is much more in the pages that explore, discuss, and celebrate European cultural heritage!