Carnivalesque #93 Pre-Modern History with Added Cats

Hello I’m the Renaissance Mathematicus and actually I’m a historian of science and this blog is normally mostly about the history of the mathematical sciences mostly in the Early Modern Period. However as far as I’m concerned a historian of science is also just a historian, a point of view not shared by some historians of science, and so just for a change I’m hosting Carnivalesque the blog carnival for pre-modern history.

Now I’m a trained archaeologist and spent several happy years digging up various bits of Britain and I’m also the son of a pre-historian so for me archaeology and pre-history are also pre-modern history. With this in mind I’ve been collecting blog post that I found interesting since Sharon hosted Carnivalesque #92 in January and the list has got somewhat gargantuan and completely unmanageable, so I didn’t even try.

Look through the list and if a blog post title catches your imagination then click and read! You won’t be disappointed they’re all good!

Now as all denizens of the Intertubes know they real secret of cyberspace success is cats. If your blog post has cats then it’s a guaranteed runner. With this in mind Carnivalesque #93 has added cats! For those who only read cat posts the feline section closes out the list and at the request of co-host Sascha who says, “dogs are much better than cats” begins with medieval dogs.

Carnivalesque #94 will be hosted by the many-headed monster in April. Nominations can be made either direct to the host of through the nominations form here.

Pompeii “Wall Posts” Reveal Ancient Social Networks

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=pompeii-wall-posts-show&WT.mc_id=SA_sharetool_Twitter

Christine de Pizan in her Study

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/01/20/christine-de-pizan-in-her-study/

Toothy Tumor Found in 1,600-Year-Old Roman Corpse

http://www.livescience.com/26446-toothy-tumor-ancient-roman-corpse.html …

Medieval warfare had well-organised ‘ransom market’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21168437

‘Weird’ remedies and the problem of ‘folklore’

http://dralun.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/weird-remedies-and-the-problem-of-folklore/

A French-Peruvian-Spanish team discovers a chamber in Machu Picchu

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/01/a-french-peruvian-spanish-team-discovers-a-chamber-in-machu-picchu/

Review: Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

http://emotionsblog.history.qmul.ac.uk/?p=2259

Fishbourne Roman Palace pottery ‘was toilet paper’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21204228

Technology and autonomous mechanisms in the mediterranean from Ancient Greece to Byzantium

http://historyoftheancientworld.com/2013/01/technology-and-autonomous-mechanisms-in-the-mediterranean-from-ancient-greece-to-byzantium/

The Art of Swimming

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.de/2013/01/the-art-of-swimming.html

The Royal Amour Workshops at Greenwich

http://earlymodernengland.com/2013/01/the-royal-armour-workshops-at-greenwich/

The Recipe Collection of the Last Medici Princess

http://recipes.hypotheses.org/788

Mourning Coffee

http://afternoon-tease.blogspot.de/p/mourning-coffee.html?m=0

The Mystery of Curry

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2013/01/indus_civilization_food_how_scientists_are_figuring_out_what_curry_was_like.single.html

Margaret Stewart of Scotland, Dauphine of France

http://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2013/01/31/margaret-stewart-of-scotland-dauphine-of-france/

It is Richard III: ‘beyond reasonable doubt’

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/02/04/it-is-richard-iii-beyond-reasonable-doubt/

Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in less than 90 days

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.de/2013/01/archaic-native-americans-built-massive.html#.URAQQKXRfdk

35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=35-ancient-pyramids-discovered

Alexander the Great and the Rain of Burning Sand

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/02/alexander-the-great-and-the-rain-of-burning-sand.html

Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=422625&c=2

The Regular Canons and the Use of Food c. 1200 – 1350

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/01/31/the-regular-canons-and-the-use-of-food-c-1200-1350/

Listening to the Book: Medieval Music Manuscripts

http://medievalfragments.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/listening-to-the-book-medieval-music-manuscripts/

Virtual Autopsy: explore a natural mummy from early Egypt

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/virtual_autopsy.aspx

Late surviving pterosaur

http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2013/384-late-surviving-pterosaur

My first year on Twitter: How I became @erik_kwakkel

http://medievalfragments.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/my-first-year-on-twitter-how-i-became-erik_kwakkel/

The European No. 3 Johann Gutenberg

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2013/0116/1224328895936.html

On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on its Head

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324900204578286272195339456.html

Silent Voices in History: The Searchers of the Dead

http://thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/2013/02/11/silent-voices-in-history-the-searchers-of-the-dead/

The Last Time a Pope Resigned Mass Media was Called…Mass

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/the-last-time-a-pope-resigned-mass-media-was-called-mass/273098/

Eat Your Heart Out

http://ancientrecipes.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/eat-your-heart-out/

The Little French Renaissance Book of Love

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/23520

Syphilis, Misogyny, and Witchcraft in 16th Century Europe

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/02/19/syphilis-misogyny-and-witchcraft-in-16th-century-europe/

Romeo and the Apothecary

http://earlymodernengland.com/2013/02/romeo-and-the-apothecary/

Beowulf Online

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/02/beowulf-online.html

A 13th Century Tally Stick

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.616806358335661.150440.200441529972148&type=1

An Environmental History of the Middle Ages: The Crucible of Nature

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/02/16/an-environmental-history-of-the-middle-ages-the-crucible-of-nature/

Mystery of Henry IV’s missing head divides France

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/16/mystery-of-kings-head-divides-france

Elizabeth Tanfield Cary 1598 manuscript published

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21492230

Why Yes

http://theweaselking.livejournal.com/4374320.html

Merlin: International man of mystery

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/02/merlin-international-man-of-mystery.html

What was the Investiture Controversy a Controversy About?

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/02/19/what-was-the-investiture-controversy-a-controversy-about/

Ignorance and Experience: An Illuminator’s Trajectory

http://my-albion.blogspot.no/2012/05/ignorance-and-experience-illuminators.html

Israel Antiquities Authority: An ancient industrial installation was revealed beneath the asphalt in Yafo

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60888#.USfUKKXRfdk

The History of Libraries Through the Ages

http://www.zencollegelife.com/the-history-of-libraries-through-the-ages/

Goose Quills and Iron Gall Ink

http://clerestories.com/2013/02/26/early-modern-handwriting/

For Valentine’s Day: The 17th Century Method for Knowing When Your Heart is Broken

http://jenshermanroberts.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/for-valentines-day-the-17th-century-method-for-knowing-when-your-heart-is-broken/

Behold, the Kindle of the 16th Century

http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/behold-the-kindle-of-the-16th-century/273577/

Byzantine wine press discovered in Jaffa

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/02/27/byzantine-wine-press-discovered-in-jaffa/

Oranges and Lemons

http://ancientrecipes.wordpress.com/#sthash.fX3x08vw.dpuf

How to see naked people in Renaissance Italy

http://renresearch.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/how-to-see-people-naked-in-renaissance-italy/

Time and Motion Studies

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=422791&c=1&buffer_share=258cf&utm_source=buffer

Myths and Mandrakes

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/03/04/myths-and-mandrakes/

Mussolini looks at Jan Hus and the Bohemian Reformation

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/01/20/mussolini-looks-at-jan-hus-and-the-bohemian-reformation/

Gamma ray burst hit earth in 8th century

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21082617#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

150 Mexican Skulls that reveal the largest mass sacrifice in the region’s bloody history

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2269664/Trove-skulls-discovered-Mexico-largest-mass-sacrifice-regions-bloody-history.html#axzz2JqqIUaNt

Animals in Medieval Sports, Entertainment and Menageries

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/02/03/animals-in-medieval-sports-entertainment-and-menageries/

When Taking Multiple Husbands Make Sense

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/02/when-taking-multiple-husbands-makes-sense/272726/

Carved medieval head in Wexford

https://twitter.com/irarchaeology/status/298883455784210433/photo/1

Famed Warrior Medici Died from Gangrene

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/mystery-over-renaissance-warriors-amputation-solved-130116.htm

Ice Age Art

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McYem7Qz9AI&feature=youtu.be

The Dumb Proctor of Lochwinnoch

http://earlymedievalgovan.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/the-dumb-proctor-of-lochwinnoch/

Briton finds 500 year old arrest warrant for Machiavelli

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9871527/Briton-finds-500-year-old-arrest-warrant-for-Machiavelli.html

Roman Bones in Istanbul

http://www.timeslive.co.za/travel/2013/02/17/the-big-read-roman-bones-in-istanbul

The Ice-age flute can play The Star-Spangled Banner

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/15/ice-age-flute

Memeing the Early Modern: Danse Harlem Shake Macabre #WoodcutWednesday

http://senseshaper.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/memeing-the-early-modern-danse-harlem-shake-macabre-woodcutwednesday/

From the wtf department a rotating book server designed during the renaissance recreated and mis-built by architecture students destroyed by terrorists

http://www.core77.com/blog/furniture_design/from_the_wtf_department_a_rotating_book_server_designed_during_the_renaissance_recreated_and_mis-built_by_architecture_students_destroyed_by_terrorists_24448.asp

So, what did the Romans do for us?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/so-what-did-the-romans-do-for-us-new-digs-reveal-truth-about-hadrians-wall-8517925.html

In Praise of Small Data

http://burnablebooks.com/in-praise-of-small-data/

It’s the Manuscript Stupid

http://burnablebooks.com/its-the-manuscripts-stupid/

Thinking Big About Medieval Data

http://fredgibbs.net/blog/medieval-studies/thinking-big-about-medieval-data/

Eighteenth-century DIY

http://recipes.hypotheses.org/988

Have some ginger dear

http://ancientrecipes.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/have-some-ginger-dear/

Pilau eighteenth-century style

http://recipes.hypotheses.org/836

REED all about it III: Some musings on music and the micro-politics of Sabbath-breaking in Jacobethan Lancashire

http://manyheadedmonster.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/reed-all-about-it-iii-some-musings-on-music-and-the-micropolitics-of-sabbath-breaking-in-jacobethan-lancashire/

Next Pope what happens now?

http://hnn.us/articles/next-pope-what-happens-now

Diadems are forever

http://judithweingarten.blogspot.ca/2013/02/diadems-are-forever.html

I blame Gerald of Wales

http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2013/02/i-blame-gerald-of-wales.html

Sealed with a Roman Kiss

http://phdiva.blogspot.ca/2013/02/sarah-bond-sealed-with-roman-kiss.html

Vile-Hearted Renaissance Peckerhead oft he Month: January

http://jenshermanroberts.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/vile-hearted-renaissance-peckerhead-of-the-month-january/

Baby Bones Were Trash to Romans

http://www.poweredbyosteons.org/2013/01/baby-bones-were-trash-to-romans.html

PTSD in Antiquity

http://phdiva.blogspot.ca/2013/01/ptsd-in-antiquity.html

Concussion and PTSD in the Ancient World

http://ancientimes.blogspot.ca/2013/01/concussion-and-ptsd-in-ancient-world.html

The Tale of the Leather Asses: Numa Pompilius and Leather Coinage

http://phdiva.blogspot.ca/2013/01/sarah-bond-tale-of-leather-asses-numa.html

The History of Menstruation

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/02/the-history-of-menstruation.html

HERE BE CATS!

Nothin’ but a Hound Dog

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/02/nothin-but-a-hound-dog.html

Lolcats in the Middle Ages

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/01/lolcats-of-the-middle-ages.html

1 Kitty, 2 Empires, 2000 Years: World History Told through a Brick

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/1-kitty-2-empires-2-000-years-world-history-told-through-a-brick/273320/

A Rocket Cat? Early Modern Explosives Treatises at Penn.

http://uniqueatpenn.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/a-rocket-cat-early-modern-explosives-treatises-at-penn/

Of Cats and Manuscripts

http://theappendix.net/blog/2013/3/of-cats-and-manuscripts

Grumpy Cat Responds to the Medieval Cat–Print Manuscript

http://senseshaper.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/grumpy-cat-responds-to-erik-kwakkels-cat-paw-manuscript/

5 Comments

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5 responses to “Carnivalesque #93 Pre-Modern History with Added Cats

  1. The Royal Amour Workshops sound interesting. Were these conducted by an ancestor of Dr. Ruth?

    This looks like a great list. Thank you.

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  3. Jeb

    I don’t know if it is A. Middle age. B. I am turning into a conservative and I am about to develop an irrational fear of Eastern Europeans. or C. I am grumpy today. But I clicked on two links and got a Gandalf and or Harry Potter intro. Seems to instantly press my biological disgust and discard button. I have no idea why.

    I need to go lie down for half an hour come back and keep my fingers crossed its third time lucky and I don’t get an Lord of the Rings intro.

  4. Jeb

    p.s feedback rather than indignant outrage. Emotive instant response surprised me in the way it effected my desire not to read further with things that I find interesting.

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