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Sunday, March 1, 2009

History Carnival

Welcome to the 74th edition of History Carnival! Grab a delicious bag of popcorn, a candy apple or any other tantalizing treat you desire and let’s get started with the entertainments…

Come and be enchanted by the Museums of Beaune, on My Burgundy Your Burgundy. The Hotel Dieu and the Wine Museum, are a beautiful display of medieval history. From there we travel to France, but not Paris. On Philobiblon, we’re Getting to Grips with France Beyond Paris. You’ll be amazed to learn about peasants, their diets, and some interesting tails of violence. From there we’ll visit The Gatehouse, and take at look at the architecture of Zeppelinfeld.

Along the way, we’ll meet some very interesting people. Ivan Susanin, from Russia who dared to depose a tsar, Executed Today. Want to read about the genius of Darwin and Newton? Visit Inverse Square. Find out how Mrs. Monroe saved Madame Lafayette at the American Presidents blog. If you’re looking for a gory tale, visit Early Modern Whale to learn about the real Peter Wolf—the story of Stubbe Peeter, who dressed as a wolf and committed gruesome murders in the 16th century.

Interested in a little historical fiction and learn a little something about Japanese culture? Visit Frog in a Well, and Jonathan Dresner’s review of The Teahouse Fire. Looking for a good Civil War book? Visit Civil War Books and Authors and read the interview with historical reference author, Bruce Allardice. Or maybe One Continuous Flight will be your cup of tea. Read the review of this Civil War book on TOCWOC- A Civil War blog. In the article Democratizing Early English Books, on Wynken de Worde, we look into some books from history.

Fire seemed to be the order of interest in February. Disability Studies, Temple U., had a fascinating article on the Stratford Co. Insane Asylum and the fire in 1893 that ended the lives of forty people. From one tragedy to the next, we learn of a fire that claimed the lives of four children in Melbourne in 1939, at Barista.

Miscellany…Here is a fabulous series on research in archives, on Legal History, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Also on Legal History is The More Things Change, which brings us some very interesting statements from history that could have been made today. Visit Making Maps, to view some incredible isotype maps from the early 1900’s. Want some more maps? Visit Diapsalmata for some 16th century maps of the New World and more. Collaborative Manuscript Transcription has an amazing look into figuring out unclear handwriting. I’m a sucker for historical advertisements and This Book is For You has some really fantastic telephone and wartime ads. Speaking of wartime and pictures, there is a great illustration on Airminded, of the Japanese Suicide Bomb, and follows it a fascinating article. Boonkn3rd, has some great illustrations of on anatomy and medicine from medieval times until the 1800’s. The way the human body was viewed and drawn was really fascinating. I truly enjoyed Mercurius Politicus, where I viewed some art by Van Dyck, from the 17th century. Not your average portraits.

Like bones and burials? Should they be exploited? The author, Alun, of The Ethis of Studying Human Remains on Archaeoastronomy, mentions Tutankhamen who happened to be a minor pharaoh, but is now known as a household name.

Thank you for embarking on this fabulous journey with me today! Stay tuned for next month's History Carnival with Jonathan Dresner at Frog in a Well: Korea.


Denise said...

Great post! Lots of information and great links! I cannot wait for the upcoming posts!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to TOCWOC - A Civil War Blog. I'm looking forward to browsing through the other entries this month, especially the one about a killer who dressed up like a wolf!

Holly Greenfield said...

Great information. I can't wait to visit some of those links... I never knew Peter Wolf was actually a story based on a real peter wolf...

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

As always another great post. I really do appreciate all of the information that you share with us.

Pat McDermott said...

Lots of exploring look forward to here, Eliza. Thanks for all this great info!

Eliza Knight said...

Thank you Denisse!

You're welcome Brett :) Enjoy the posts!

Thanks Holly! Looks like the Peter Wolf story is a major hit!

Thank you so much Paisley!

Thanks Pat, have fun!

Victoria Janssen said...

Thanks for all the links!

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