In honor of today's feast of St. Isadore the Farmer, I give you this talented young man playing Schumann's "The Happy Farmer." Some of you may recognize this peice as being ingeniously used in the Kansas farm scenes of The Wizard of Oz.
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark