DIVINE and MORAL
ANCIENT and MODERN:
With Pleasant Blog Posts, for illustrating
each Emblem, to promote Instruction and
Good Counsel by Diverting Reaction.
Early Modern Whale on John Parkinson and the tree of life.
Gilbert Mabbott ponders the tensions between history for historians, and history for students and the wider public.
LOL Manuscripts on the incredible journey of William Bush in 1607.
Early Modern at the Beinecke on advice on how to harmonise one’s library with one’s character.
Wynken de Worde on how being captured in print can change our interpretation of stage dramas.
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.
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.
Investigations of a Dog compiles evidence of how people in the early modern period “had sex, looked at porn, and used dildos”.
Bookn3rd on medieval and early modern graphs.
Airs, Waters, Places on the politics and poetics of coal in early modern England.
BibliOdyssey with a wonderful selection of images from the history of medicine.
ExecutedToday on the death of Louis Gaufridi, sorceror-prince.
@ Number 71 considers different perceptions of the English Civil Wars.
Early Modern Whale on a reader taking marginal revenge on John Gadbury.
Lisa Clark Diller considers the “vital irrelevance” of early modernists.
Printed for N.P. at the sign of Mercurius Politicus, 2009.
Many thanks to everyone who provided nominations this month. Thanks also to Alciato’s Book of Emblems for inspiration and for the wonderful images.