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

Christine de Pizan in her Study

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

Medieval warfare had well-organised ‘ransom market’

‘Weird’ remedies and the problem of ‘folklore’

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

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

Fishbourne Roman Palace pottery ‘was toilet paper’

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

The Art of Swimming

The Royal Amour Workshops at Greenwich

The Recipe Collection of the Last Medici Princess

Mourning Coffee

The Mystery of Curry

Margaret Stewart of Scotland, Dauphine of France

It is Richard III: ‘beyond reasonable doubt’

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

35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis

Alexander the Great and the Rain of Burning Sand

Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind

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

Listening to the Book: Medieval Music Manuscripts

Virtual Autopsy: explore a natural mummy from early Egypt

Late surviving pterosaur

My first year on Twitter: How I became @erik_kwakkel

The European No. 3 Johann Gutenberg

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

Silent Voices in History: The Searchers of the Dead

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

Eat Your Heart Out

The Little French Renaissance Book of Love

Syphilis, Misogyny, and Witchcraft in 16th Century Europe

Romeo and the Apothecary

Beowulf Online

A 13th Century Tally Stick

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

Mystery of Henry IV’s missing head divides France

Elizabeth Tanfield Cary 1598 manuscript published

Why Yes

Merlin: International man of mystery

What was the Investiture Controversy a Controversy About?

Ignorance and Experience: An Illuminator’s Trajectory

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

The History of Libraries Through the Ages

Goose Quills and Iron Gall Ink

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

Behold, the Kindle of the 16th Century

Byzantine wine press discovered in Jaffa

Oranges and Lemons

How to see naked people in Renaissance Italy

Time and Motion Studies

Myths and Mandrakes

Mussolini looks at Jan Hus and the Bohemian Reformation

Gamma ray burst hit earth in 8th century

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

Animals in Medieval Sports, Entertainment and Menageries

When Taking Multiple Husbands Make Sense

Carved medieval head in Wexford

Famed Warrior Medici Died from Gangrene

Ice Age Art

The Dumb Proctor of Lochwinnoch

Briton finds 500 year old arrest warrant for Machiavelli

Roman Bones in Istanbul

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

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

So, what did the Romans do for us?

In Praise of Small Data

It’s the Manuscript Stupid

Thinking Big About Medieval Data

Eighteenth-century DIY

Have some ginger dear

Pilau eighteenth-century style

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

Next Pope what happens now?

Diadems are forever

I blame Gerald of Wales

Sealed with a Roman Kiss

Vile-Hearted Renaissance Peckerhead oft he Month: January

Baby Bones Were Trash to Romans

PTSD in Antiquity

Concussion and PTSD in the Ancient World

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

The History of Menstruation


Nothin’ but a Hound Dog

Lolcats in the Middle Ages

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

A Rocket Cat? Early Modern Explosives Treatises at Penn.

Of Cats and Manuscripts

Grumpy Cat Responds to the Medieval Cat–Print Manuscript


Filed under Odds and Ends

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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