Horrifying Book Curses

Source: Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses This is a fun little blurb (and it gives me ideas for new books to read). It talks about medieval–and earlier–book curses that scribes would note into margins or the books themselves. It was a different time, when people would actually believe the curses […]

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Painted Cottages in Poland

Originally posted on Lamus Dworski:
A painted house in the village of Zalipie, southern Poland. Source: Małopolska.pl Fb Page Many of you might’ve already heard about Zalipie, a small village in southern Poland where an old custom still survives nowadays: houses are decorated in rich flowery patterns both on the inside and outside. Today I…

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About Gerald of Wales

Source: Five Things to Know About Gerald of Wales Continuing on in my interest of all things historical: there is a new book out about a figure from Welsh history that is coming out later this year. Which of course means, I’m intrigued & highly interested in buying myself a copy of it. Because just […]

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New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella

Via New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella Once again, sharing my love of all things medieval. But the first listed book: it’s on Wallachia and Vlad Tepes! So, really something so absolutely impressive that I’m in love. Like, book love. Only problem, finding a copy in English will be expensive. Buying a copy will […]

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Beekeeping Through the Middle Ages

Source: Beekeeping from Antiquity Through the Middle Ages Continuing my interest in all things medieval & historical. I’ve recently been kind of interested in beekeeping. It’s kind of a smaller part of my more major interest in all things medieval. Well, actually, I remember being marginally interested in beekeeping and honey back in elementary school, […]

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Making Modern Migraine Medieval: Hildegard of Bingen

Source: Making Modern Migraine Medieval This is an interesting historical article about history, historical analysis, and modern historiography. Super interesting look into how sometimes theories take on lives of their own, and how they end up blowing up and bunkering down–even if the underlying science has changed in the meantime. It’s fascinating really, and a […]

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Solar Eclipse

With all the hoopla about the solar eclipse today (and the craziness that is going with it within the USA), I kind of started thinking about something on a random tangent. Once again, I’m totally into the history thing–obviously. Eclipses were traditionally omens of sorts. I know, sometimes bad omens. Which I can kind of […]

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Sanctimonious Holidays

Valentine’s Day has never been anything special to me. Admittedly I am not fond of it, being single, because everything is shoved in your face as “couples” this, that and the next. So being single around this time of year is awful anyway. But even when I have had a boyfriend, I’ve never been much […]

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