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Carnivalesque 68

CARNIVALESQUE 68.

A New Almanack and Prognostication

For the Yeare of our

Lord God

2010.

Setting forth the great changes, mutations,

and revolutions in Early Modern Blogges

in October and November

Religion

Law

People

Places

Fashion

Science

Books

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

Death

And finally…

The next Carnivalesque, an ancient/medieval edition, will be hosted by Kaye Jones in December. In the meantime, you have just nine days to get your nominations for the best history blogging of 2010 submitted to the Cliopatria awards:

Carnivalesque 50

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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Carnivalesque next edition

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I’m hosting the next edition of Carnivalesque, the ancient and early modern blog carnival, here on Sunday 24 May. Send your nominations for the best of early modern blogging in the last two months to me at mercuriuspoliticus[at]googlemail[dot]com, or via the automated submissions form.

Carnivalesque 44

Right Honourable and Noble Senatours,

I here present you with a Catalogue, or Black Bill of the Errours, Heresies, Blasphemies and Practices of the early modern Bloggers of this time, broached and acted within these two last months in the Blogosphere: I much fear lest the subject matter of this Catalogue may prove unto England (unlesse some speedy and effectual course be taken to prevent it) like the Bill of Divorce given to Israel.

Now the Errours, Heresies, Blasphemies in this Catalogue particularised, may be referred to six heads or sorts of Bloggers, 1. Sailors and Explorers, 2. Precursors, 3. Writers, 4. Readers, 5. Soldiers, 6. Past-times.

Sailors and explorers

There is one Rachel Leow, who preaches both in Cambridge and New-England. On her going to New-England, she hath preached about the Carta Marina, a 1539 chart created by the Swedish priest Olaus Magnaus.

Meanwhile there is one new Blogger at Chronologi Citationes, whose Sermon on the early Stuart navy hath attracted much comment.

Precursors

There is one Blogger, called only Vic, who comes out of Jane Austen’s World, who has lately printed a Discourse on advice columns and agony aunts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

There is one Holly Tucker, who dwells at Wonders and Marvels. Very Erroneous, Strange Doctrines are vented there continually. The latest Preaching is of early midwifery.

There is a Blogger who lives in a place of Sunlit Water, who hath preached the heretical doctrine of a missing day in sixteenth-century Europe, eliminated by a Papal Bull.

Writers

There is in the Dutch Republic one Kristine Steenbergh, who hath given publick Lectures on Shakespeare biography and cultural history.

There is another Blogger, one Morgan Pitelka, who preaches about the creation of the soul in pre-modern Japan.

There is a third, named Jem Webster, who dwells on a Gaudy Gilded Stage, and talks of the eighteenth-century actor and writer Thomas Holcroft.

Readers

There is in New-England one Sarah Werner, who hath been publishing Scandalous and Malignant Bookes. Most recent are three posts about a book originally owned by Frances Wolfreston, and what the marginalia can tell us about her and subsequent owners.

There is also in New-England another Scandalous preacher named Whitney Anne Trettien, who hath preached on the links between the book and the body. This heresy has been repeated by Kristine Steenbergh, in a Sermon on the body in the library.

I have been informed for certain that she hath also been speaking ungodly lectures about the potential pitfalls of digital history for early modern scholars.

Soldiers

There is one Edward Vallance, a most Radical preacher, who hath preached about the upstart soldier and sectary Oliver Cromwell. He has gathered a host of sermons about Old Noll, in what the heretics are now calling a Carnivale of Blogs.

Past-times

There is a noted Blogger, one Roy Booth, whose Lectures are now replaced by Sermons about training parrots to perform music in eighteenth-century England.

Cardinal Wolsey, who I presumeth still dwells at Hampton Court, has taken as his subject historical re-enactors, reviewing Tim Moore’s book I Believe In Yesterday.

There is a collection of Scandalous preachers, who come together at Blogging the Renaissance. I hath heard reports of a most malignant Sermon on Robert Dover and the Cotswold Games, early modern England’s equivalent to the Olympics.

FINIS

With apologies to Thomas Edwards, who must be rolling in his grave as you read this. For more on Edwards and Gangraena, see:

Thanks to everyone who sent in nominations. Carnivalesque 45 – an ancient/medieval edition – will be up in November at The Cranky Professor.

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Carnivalesque: reminder

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A last-minute reminder that I’m hosting the next edition of Carnivalesque, the ancient and early modern blog carnival, here on Saturday 25 October. Any last-minute nominations can be sent to me through the automated submissions form.