Pluralistic: Dumping links like Galileo dumped the orange (20 May 2023)

Today’s links Dumping links like Galileo dumped the orange: Creatively destroying your weekend like Joseph Dumpeter. This day in history: 2008, 2013, 2018, 2022 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading Dumping links like Galileo dumped the orange (permalink) Welcome to my Saturday linkdump, the third in an occasional series that may or may not be restricted to Saturdays, but which will ever be a celebration of olde-timey linkblogging of the sort practiced by our blogfathers, blogmothers, and assorted other blogparents: Any fule kno that Saturday is Caturday, and today’s woke felinism comes courtesy of Dr Eleanor Janega, the earthiest of all the Medivelist Bloggers, author of the superb Once and Future Sex, all about dirty dirty medieval people and their filthy filthy habits: One of Janega’s winningest formulas is “Find a dopey thing about medieval people racing around social media and then set the ignorant straight in a world-beating, extremely well-informed rant.” See, for example, “I assure you, medieval people bathed”: This week, Janega addresses herself to the burning question, “Did 14th C religious leaders label cats evil, precipitating a mass European cull of poor moggies?” The answer, you will not be surprised to learn, is: “No.” Rather, medieval people – including those in the 14th century – just adored cats. That goes double for the religious leaders, as is evidenced by all the cats monks drew in the margins of religious manuscripts. Janega also reproduces painstakingly inked manuscripts crisscrossed by pawprints left…Pluralistic: Dumping links like Galileo dumped the orange (20 May 2023)

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