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Ancient Chinese Inventions - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Video<p>by <b>Tyrion Lannister</b><br>submitted on 30 July 2017<p>This video describes the many inventions of ancient China extending to the Early Middle Ages, and how …

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New Medieval Books: From Venice to Valhalla

Five new books about the Middle Ages that should be on your picnic table.<p><b>Sansovino’s Venice: A Translation of Francesco Tatti da Sansovino’s</b> …

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Medieval Women's Guides to Food during Pregnancy: Origins, Texts and Traditions

<b>Medieval Women’s Guides to Food during Pregnancy: Origins, Texts and Traditions</b><p>By Melitta Weiss-Amer<p><i>Canadian Bulletin of Medical History</i>, Vol.10 …

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Fake Medieval Proverbs (from the Middle Ages)

Jane la Sauvage said, if someone sees a wolf before the wolf sees them, it will have no power to do any harm. And likewise from the person to the …

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Poison and Purity in Medieval Art

Emma Wegner, Assistant Museum Educator, The Cloisters<p>No advance reservations are necessary. Due to limited gallery space, preorganized groups of ten …

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Obesity and Diet in Byzantium

<b>Obesity and Diet in Byzantium</b><p>By Tascha Chedore<p><i>Byzantium and Education Project</i><p>Abstract: Obesity is a serious health concern in today’s society. …

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Historical eclipses and Earth’s rotation

<b>Historical eclipses and Earth’s rotation</b><p>By F Richard Stephenson<p><i>Astronomy and Geophysics</i>, Volume 44:2 (2003)<p>Photo by Santosh Namby Chandran / …

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Military Surgical Practice and the Advent of Gunpowder Weaponry

Using both late medieval surgical manuals and examples of gunshot wound treatment found in chronicles of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, it …

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Game of Tropes: Subversion of Medieval Ideals in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

Martin does not only incorporate these medieval “building blocks” into his own work, he also deviates from them.

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Medieval Eclipse Prediction: A Parallel Bias in Indian and Chinese Astronomy

Since lunar and solar parallax play a crucial role in predicting solar eclipses, the focus of this paper is on the computation of parallax.

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Sport During the Byzantine Era

<b>Sport During the Byzantine Era</b><p>By Tanya Carr, Karen Sheppard and Angela Welch<p><i>Byzantium as a Context for Social Sciences Research</i> (2010)<p>Ruins of the …

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The Comfort of Cover.

A depiction of a 15th-century bed. Public Domain.Blankets, sheets. Most people have trouble sleeping without them. I have a love/hate thing for them …

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Leaving “Medieval” Charlottesville

<b>Part XXIX in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Paul B. Sturtevant.</b> <b>You can find the rest of the special series here.</b><p>At the …

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'Brexit and the British' Examines the Emotional State of a Divided Union

With tempers frayed and friendships tested following the Brexit referendum, it's easy to lose sight of what it means to be British at all.Brexit is …

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Family and friends remember Stephen Moore, community-minded to the end

As naïve undergraduate students, Ben Barootes and a friend approached their instructor Stephen Moore about supervising an off-the-books course on …

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Racism, Medievalism, and the White Supremacists of Charlottesville

The appropriation of faux-medieval culture by modern racists happens everywhere. The Nazis did it when they used medieval-obsessed German Romanticism …

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Why Knights Were Often Shown Fighting Snails in Medieval Artwork

by Justin Page at on<p>In a bizarre episode of <i>Vox Almanac</i>, Vox editor Phil Edwards investigates why fearless knights in shining armor were often shown …

Thieves target historic Portuguese decorative tiles

Thieves are swiping the elaborately painted tiles, which cover buildings across Portugal, to sell them on the black market. Just one of these tiles, …

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Network Analysis of the Viking Age in Ireland as portrayed in Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh

The year 2014 marked the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, an iconic event in the history of Ireland.

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Cross purposes: Frankish levantine perceptions of gender and female participation in the crusades, 1147-1254

Though numerous historians have studied the participation of women in the Levantine crusades during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, few have …

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The Insular Landscape of the Old English Poem The Phoenix

The Old English poem The Phoenix, found in the Exeter Book (fols. 55b–65b), describes the mythical bird, the Edenic landscape it inhabits and the …

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Mann and Gender in Old English Prose: A Pilot Study

This article aims to present a preliminary study of the various uses of mann as attested in Old English prose, particularly in its surprisingly …

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Reading Margery Kempe’s inner voices

The richness of Margery’s multi-sensory experience, and the care with which it is depicted, is illuminated by and illuminates the experience of …

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Women ben purifyid of her childeryn, the purification of women after childbirth in medieval England

<b>Women ben purifyid of her childeryn, the purification of women after childbirth in medieval England</b><p>By Becky R. Lee<p>PhD Dissertation, University of …

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A Brief History of Mooning

We saw people mooning in the movies <i>Brave</i> and <i>Braveheart</i>, which make it seem like an ancient Scottish ritual, although adults might assume that <i>Brave</i> …

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The Establishment of the Tudor Dynasty

<b>The Establishment of the Tudor Dynasty</b><p>By David Grummitt<p><i>A Companion to Tudor Britain</i>, edited by: Robert Tittler and Norman Jones (Blackwell, …

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Our readers share their cleverest PC gaming moments

Those moments you outsmarted the game or rose to an incredible challenge.

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New Medieval Books: Exploring the medieval world

Five new books that take you around the medieval world.

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Down and Out in Westeros, or: Economy and Society in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire

<b>Down and Out in Westeros, or: Economy and Society in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire</b><p>By Ken Mondschein<p>Published Online (2013)<p>Introduction: …

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The Portraiture of Women During the Italian Renaissance

<b>The Portraiture of Women During the Italian Renaissance</b><p>By Rachel D. Masters<p>Honors Thesis, University of Southern Mississippi (2013)<p>Sandro Botticelli, …

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