Sexy Coins and why Giggs should have listened to the Greeks

To Yonder History Carnival!

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Today we delve into the dark underbelly of history blogging; the ancient and medieval periods. What light can be shed by the blogosphere on these distant times? Quite a lot as it turns out, and here it is:

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Medieval

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First up is Kate Beaton’s take on medieval peasantry:

Durp

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‘Got Medieval’ has a very interesting muse on the medieval undertones to the Occupy movement and its detractors, via Geoffrey Chaucer.

Occupy Canterbury

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And on the lighter side of things, ‘Got Medieval’ has more of that ever delightful¬†Marginalia:

Marginalia

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And on that theme ‘Sarah Werner’ does some pretty picture penance on her personal blog:

Picture penance

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Given my preoccupation with the Royal Oak last year I couldn’t resist this interesting post on Oak in medieval heraldry¬†from ‘The Medieval Garden Enclosed’:

Oak

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‘Executed Today’ covers the death of Mikhail of Tver

Mikhail of Tver

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In the last medieval post featured in this months Carnivalesque, ‘BibioOdyssey’ look at Liber Floridus, one of the first ever encyclopaedias:

To Yonder History Carnival!

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Ancient

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Traveling back into the dark recesses of our ancestor’s imaginations is this fella at ‘Ancient Standard’: a Cyclops?

Cyclops

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A sad tale of loss for the British viewing public from ‘Esmeralda’:

Tale of Loss

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‘Mike Anderson’ fills us in on a more familiar object from ancient Rome: the Gladius

Gladius

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‘Audio, Video, Disco’ has a lesson for Ryan Giggs from Greek history

Greek Scholar?

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And following neatly on from that tale comes ‘The History Blog’ on the finding of an erotic Roman token

Erotic Token?

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And bringing this month’s carnivalesque to a close the “Historian on the Edge’ brings us some charming Bibliophilia:

King Alfred

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Thanks

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Thanks go to ‘Executed Today’ and @shewolfmanc for their suggestions.

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In addition

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Do you enjoy rooting around the internet for good posts? Do you enjoy using social media to pester & harass would-be contributors? Then perhaps you’d be an ideal host for a future carnivalesque. If so go here: HERE.

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