Carnivalesque 50

by Nick

CHOICE

EMBLEMS

DIVINE and MORAL

ANCIENT and MODERN:

With Pleasant Blog Posts, for illustrating

each Emblem, to promote Instruction and

Good Counsel by Diverting Reaction.

Faith

Faith

Early Modern Whale on John Parkinson and the tree of life.

Prudence

Prudence

Gilbert Mabbott ponders the tensions between history for historians, and history for students and the wider public.

Strength

Strength

LOL Manuscripts on the incredible journey of William Bush in 1607.

Harmony

Harmony

Early Modern at the Beinecke on advice on how to harmonise one’s library with one’s character.

Falsehood

Falsehood

Wynken de Worde on how being captured in print can change our interpretation of stage dramas.

Stupidity

Stupidity

Got Medieval skewers Ariana Huffington’s take on the history of printing, while Diapsalmata suggests what the likely early modern reaction to it would have been.

Pride

Pride

Jack of Kent presents the Draper’s Progress, an early modern morality tale that is curiously similar to the fall of Damian McBride and Derek Draper.

Lasciviousness

Lasciviousness

Investigations of a Dog compiles evidence of how people in the early modern period “had sex, looked at porn, and used dildos”.

Astrology

Astrology

Bookn3rd on medieval and early modern graphs.

Nature

Nature

Airs, Waters, Places on the politics and poetics of coal in early modern England.

Life

Life

BibliOdyssey with a wonderful selection of images from the history of medicine.

Death

Death

ExecutedToday on the death of Louis Gaufridi, sorceror-prince.

Enmity

Enmity

@ Number 71 considers different perceptions of the English Civil Wars.

Vengeance

Vengeance

Early Modern Whale on a reader taking marginal revenge on John Gadbury.

Knowledge

Knowledge

Lisa Clark Diller considers the “vital irrelevance” of early modernists.

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Printed for N.P. at the sign of Mercurius Politicus, 2009.

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Many thanks to everyone who provided nominations this month. Thanks also to Alciato’s Book of Emblems for inspiration and for the wonderful images.

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