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This week in the internet medievalverse: critters, “wicked” people, a modern tune on an ancient Chinese musical instrument, and more!
If you’re reading this, then I guess the world didn’t end on 2/22/14 as the Vikings predicted. For info on the Viking apocalypse and other articles of interest to the historically-minded, read on!
This week’s batch of shiny medieval tidbits includes some really old footprints and Vikings who wanted kisses.
Or Interesting Things I Have Learned by Reading A Preliminary Survey of the Book Ch’i Min Yao Shu: An Agricultural Encyclopedia of the 6th Century Somewhere in my search for information about what people ate in medieval China, I became aware of the existence of a book called Ch’i Min Yao Shu. The English translation […]
Originally posted on Whilja' s Corner:
There is a stone carving on a medieval church in Gotland, Sweden, picturing a servant (?) carrying a sack over her shoulder Stone carving (14th c) Martebo Church, Gotland, Sweden The sack is today most commonly known to be closely linked to the traveling salesman, ‘knallar’, who was traveling…
Originally posted on scribescribbling:
I realized I haven’t talked about tools and materials much lately. So I decided to take you on a tour of my scribal desk a part at a time. We’re going to start from the top and work our way down in this grouping of posts. Do I suggest you set…
This past week’s medieval odds and ends include the fact that surprisingly, Charlemagne really is in his tomb, scientific proof that armor was heavy and cumbersome, and speculation about the “oldest book in the world.”
The Tudor Monastery Farm is a 7 episode series filmed by the BBC. The series is filmed at Weald & Downland in West Sussex. Weald & Downland is an open air museum on 50 acres with buildings, saved from destruction, spanning the period c.1300 to the early 1900′s. For more information about Weald & Downland visit their website […]
Over the next 7 weeks I will be posting about a BBC program called the Tudor Monastery Farm. I happened across this wonderful show last week and felt the need to share it with you all. The BBC site describes the series thusly… Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the […]
Originally posted on Kim Rendfeld:
Time for another installment in the series about atom theory by physics professor (and my dad) Dean Zollman. Here, we’re with Isaac Newton at a time when alchemy was mainstream science. – Kim By Dean Zollman In addition to Isaac Newton’s work in mathematics and physics, he conducted a large…