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Comment optimiser son profil #tinder (ou autres applis de rencontre), le thread des BASES pour séduire. Un thread illustré uniquement avec des enluminures et tableaux du Moyen Âge ⬇️ #medievaltwitter #cestuneblague
D’abord, évidemment, choisissez votre plus belle photo de profil. Faut pas regarder le peintre, le mieux c’est qu’on ait l’impression que vous êtes en train de VIVRE.
N’hésitez pas à partager vos passions. C’est important qu’on sente tout de suite que vous êtes quelqu’un de fun, dynamique, plein de hobbys.
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Allez, juste pour le plaisir : critique du film « #Medieval », en ce moment sur #Netflix. Comme le nom l’indique ça se passe au Moyen Âge (si si, je vous jure). Et c’est bourré de clichés et d’erreurs grossières... Petit thread plein de mauvaise foi ⬇️ #medievaltwitter #Histoire
Le film se passe en 1402, en Bohême, et suit le parcours du capitaine de mercenaires Jan Žižka (personnage historique, célèbre pour son rôle dans les guerres hussites). Y a plein d'anachronismes au niveau des persos mais on s'en fiche, c'est de la fiction, on a le droit.
Cliché numéro 1 : la violence. Le film s’ouvre littéralement sur les mots « Violence... Tyrannie... Complots... Pouvoir ». On ne peut pas faire plus caricatural.
On est en plein dans ce Moyen Âge imaginaire qu’on pourrait appeler « le Moyen Âge de Game of Thrones »
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Aujourd’hui, on (re)lit le livre « Les genres fluides, de Jeanne d’Arc aux saint.e.s trans » de Clovis Maillet qui a paru en 2020, mais qui reste toujours d’actualité ! #medievaltwitter
Dans son livre, Clovis Maillet met en avant des figures du Moyen Âge dont les parcours montrent que les expériences de transidentité ne concernent pas seulement la modernité.
Ces figures sont surtout des saint.e.s entré.e.s au monastère en tant que moines : Matrôna-Babylas (Ier s.), Eugène-Eugénie (IIIe s.), Joseph-Hildegonde (XIIe s.). Leur histoire est racontée dans des hagiographies byzantines grecques ou latines.
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Si je vous dis « Paquette de Metz », je suis presque sûr que cela ne vous dit rien. Pourtant, cette femme du XIVe siècle a eu une vie étonnante. Dont on ne sait rien, ou presque. Et c’est tout l’intérêt...
Je vous raconte ⬇️! #histoire #medievaltwitter
Paquette de Metz apparaît dans trois lignes du récit de voyage de Guillaume de Rubrouck. Ce moine franciscain a été envoyé par Louis IX de France en ambassade auprès du khan mongol, dans un contexte où on pense que les Mongols pourraient se convertir au christianisme Image
Guillaume fait un long voyage jusqu’au cœur de l’empire mongol, avant de revenir jusqu’à Acre. Il laisse un magnifique témoignage de cette ambassade, dans lequel il décrit les paysages, les coutumes, les pratiques politiques de l’empire mongol. ImageImage
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Schöne (und wahre) Geschichten können wir gerade alle gut gebrauchen - daher hier ein 🧵 über Mike (1908-1929), den "pussy-cat Methuselah":

Soll ja niemand sagen, dass es bei #medievaltwitter #mediävistik nicht auch moderne Zufallsfunde gibt...
[1/9] Ein getigerter Kater in der Bildmitte, sitzend dem Fotografe
Dass wir heute überhaupt noch von Mike wissen, ist Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge - seines Zeichens 'Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities' im British Museum (1894-1924) - & seiner besonderen Beziehung mit Mike zu verdanken.

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[2/9] Ausschnitt aus The Illustrated London News, January 10, 1920
Im Frühjahr 1908 lag dem 'Keeper of Egyptian cat mummies' ein kleines Kätzchen vor den Füßen - Mike wurde es getauft & von ihm sowie den Hauskatzen des Museums adoptiert. Selbst während WW1: "whoever went short, Mike did not".
[3/9] Portal des British Museum, 1926-1933
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.@euanroger shows us part of why these records weren't available for ages—they're rolled up wads of scrolls that look half-fossilized
@euanroger Thomas Staundon appears to have employed Chaumpaigne as a servant; Chaumpaigne appears to have departed before the end of their contract to be a servant for Chaucer instead; all of this stuff under the Statute/Ordinance of Laborers. Oct 16, 1379.
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I'm eagerly anticipating (cringing?) in anticipation of the #ChaucerLifeRecords reveal today #MedievalTwitter eventbrite.co.uk/e/geoffrey-cha…
Sobecki contectualizing the Chaumpaigne quitcliam doc via Furnivall's work (at the time writing a bio of Chaucer) #ChaucerLifeRecords #MedievalTwitter
Sobecki discusses Cannon's reassessments of the term "raptus" and feminist scholarship in its wake #ChaucerLifeRecords #MedievalTwitter
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Filianores Speerornament in Dark Souls 3 nehmen wir zum Anlass für einen Minithread über Liebespfänder im Mittelalter, da @PommesRuppel die historische Korrektheit in die Prüfung des Geschichtsreferats geben will. :D #twitterstorians #medievaltwitter @TheRocketBeans 1/7 Image
Florentin @Pommes_Ruppel und Nils @boedefeld_ dazu in der aktuellen Folge Dark Souls 3: 2/7
Das Objekt: „Das ist ein Band, das am Speer getragen wird, auf dem Band ist ein Wappen, auf dem Wappen ist frisches Gras.“ Feine Damen können Rittern Tücher für ihre Lanze geben, meint @PommesRuppel. 3/7 Image
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Vous avez peut-être vu passer ce petit extrait d’une conférence de mars dernier donnée par Sandrine Rousseau à l’UCL. Elle y parle des #sorcières et de leur répression... et dit à peu près n’importe quoi. Un thread, coécrit par @CathKikuchi et moi ⬇️! #histoire #medievaltwitter
La conférence en entier est accessible ici, et elle parle des sorcières à partir de 20’10. C’est un thème particulièrement à la mode depuis quelques années, notamment dans les milieux militants.
L’idée que les sorcières seraient des résistantes au patriarcat, dans un « mouvement » de lutte, réprimé par une violence tous azimuts est en réalité largement tiré d’un livre cité dans cette conférence : Caliban et la sorcière, de S. Federici.
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Encore une fois, @dr_l_alexandre utilise la référence au Moyen Âge pour diaboliser les écologistes contemporains. Cette fois, il compare l'éco-angoisse d'ajd aux "peurs des chrétiens de l'an mille".
Or il se trouve que ces peurs... n'existent pas. Petit thread ⬇️ #medievaltwitter
L’idée de base est simple : autour de l’an mil ou de l'an 1033, donc mille ans après la naissance ou Passion du Christ (vous suivez ?), les chrétiens en Occident auraient été pris d’une peur panique de voir arriver la fin du monde (c'est ce qu’on appelle le millénarisme).
Cette idée se trouve sous la plume de certains auteurs du XVIIe siècle. Elle est surtout popularisée, ensuite, au XIXe siècle, notamment par Jules Michelet, qui écrit par exemple « Cet effroyable espoir du Jugement dernier s'accrut dans les calamités qui précédèrent l'an mille »
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Thinking about rubrication and manuscripts. I feel like I ought to build a Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey script that takes initial capitals online and makes them large, red, even historiated /illuminated. An illuminated and historiated initial letter (D perhaps wit
Or perhaps something that converts the CSS of @Hypothes_is highlights and makes the letters red instead of having a yellow background? #EdTech
A bit reminiscent, but of a different historical period than the index card idea.
What if we had a collection of illuminated initials and some code that would allow for replacing capitals at the start of paragraphs we were reading?
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As promised, here’s your mashup analysis of @LilNasX’s “That’s What I Want” and the 10th-century Old English poem called “The Wanderer” in time for #Pride.

Lets talk about queer love! A 🧵

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#lilnasx #medievaltwitter #PrideMonth2022 Two Black men. One on the l...First folio of The Wanderer...
The Wanderer is an Old English poem from the 10th-century preserved in an Old English anthology called the “Exeter Book.” This compilation has lots of poems – maybe we’ll discuss some others some day. Check out the manuscript here starting at f. 76v: theexeterbook.exeter.ac.uk/viewer.html
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The anonymous medieval poet wasted no time dropping beats, it’s a short poem comprising 115 lines of alliterative verse. It’s an elegy, a poem abt sadness loss, longing, and desire. 3/ Ff. 76v & 77r of the Exeter...
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Quick #MedievalTwitter thread about saints in the 9th-century Old English Martyrology that defy the gender binary.

Up first: St. Pelagia, who lived in such a manner that no one knew if Pelagia "was man or woman" she went to mount Olivet and built herself a small cot in th
Now, the pronouns there are "she/her". However, if we peak at the Old English original, the spelling shifts slightly during the nonbinary period: "hio" instead of "heo." Remember that difference. We will see it again. pat is mid lytehe hacelan, ond heo naes na leng baer gesewen
Meet St. Thecla! Thecla is AFAB but goes to a monastery and becomes a monk.

Now, again, female pronouns and a reference to Thecla being a "woman", right? Well..... On the same day is the festival of the holy woman St. Thecla
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For anyone following #BrightAgesSoWhite it's important you know that there is an alt-right campaign to discredit every aspect of @ISASaxonists's professional standing in her field, and we must not tolerate this continual racist gate-keeping. 1/
Yesterday an anon ac, seemingly run by a grad student, started to look for aspects of Dr MRO's work to discredit. Let it be firstly said that this person 1) seems to not understand bk reviews + 2) has no known credentials to take a critical perspective. Let's start with 1. 2/ Image
Book reviews show experts in a field taking a perspective on a piece of scholarship. If you read 5 reviews on the same work, they may vary widely. The author of the work reviewed + readers of reviews may not agree with the reading offered. That is academia.3/ #BrightAgesSoWhite
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Just to further clarify folks. #BrightAgesSoWhite #MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #SlaveryArchive #TwitterHistorians This is the issue if you have NO CLUE about the alt-medieval academic ecosystem. Please look at the first two on the right. They are historians (D & S) .1/
Who medieval studies, and I specifically have discussed, as part of the alt-medieval (in long twitter threads), in this IHE article: 2/ insidehighered.com/views/2018/08/…
3/ I really want people to understand 2 things. How white supremacy is structural, STRUCTURAL & the WTGF WS, fascist ecosystem of medieval studies. Every white decision (including the BPOC supporting whiteness decisions) just further cements the structure of white supremacy.
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Le Moyen Âge, une époque "obscurantiste" ? Pas du tout ! Au IXe siècle, Alcuin, conseiller de Charlemagne, rédige un traité d'énigmes mathématiques destinées à ses élèves. On vous en propose quelques-unes... A vous de jouer ⬇️ !
#histoire #medievaltwitter
Un homme et une femme, pesant chacun une charretée, et deux enfants, pesant chacun une demi-charretée, veulent traverser une rivière. Ils ont un bateau qui ne peut transporter qu’une charretée.

Combien d’allers-retours le bateau devra-t-il faire ?
Un marchand veut acheter 100 animaux en dépensant exactement 100 shillings. Le prix des animaux est de 5 shillings pour un chameau, 1 shilling pour un âne et 1 shilling pour 20 moutons.

Combien de chameaux, d’ânes et de moutons doit-il acheter ?
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Right, I have no particular wish to spend lots of my time in Musk-land: I'm not going to shut right down here, but I do want to reduce my activity & would really like to find more ways to connect with folks elsewhere.
If you want to Twitter less, #Mastodon is good, and I'm happy to talk folk through picking a server and getting set up and the differences between Masto and Twitter (they're both microblogging focused so quite similar). I'm at @JubalBarca@Scholar.Social there!

#JoinMastodon
I can particularly recommend that fellow academics (hi, #MedievalTwitter, #Archaeogaming, etc) get presences set up on scholar.social, it's a good Mastodon instance focused on academia (loosely defined) and it'd be really great to have more of our conversations on there.
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A key issue missing from much of the medieval peasantry discourse is that the category "medieval peasant" contains an extraordinarily diverse range of lifestyles and circumstances. A short thread. #medievaltwitter 1/
A free pastoral farmer in 11th-century Iceland would have lived in a dramatically different way from a bondsman ("serf") producing arable crops on a seigneur's estate in Ile-de-France in the early 14th century, with attendant corvées, tithes, jurisdictional restrictions, etc. 2/
Not to mention the many farming communities of the early middle ages, pre-Frankish conquests, about whom we know almost nothing, but who were probably not yet subjugated to any seigneurial regime. They most likely had much more freedom than their descendants. 3/
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**QUEENS of SARDINIA – part 0: Elena of Gallura**

Thread about the first Sardinian woman to have become Juighissa ipso iure, and one of the first medieval queens in Europe #medievaltwitter #InternationalWomensDay

📸 Actress portraying Elena de Lacon
Some time back, I did a series of threads about Sardinian queens, but there is one that needs to be known too. That's Elena de Lacon, Juighissa of Gallura.

Elena was born around 1190 to the judike (king) of Gallura Barisone, in Olbia. Barisone died in 1203, when Elena was 13.
As was custom in Sardinia, in the absence of male heirs, Elena inherited the royal title by blood. She became Juighissa (the first Sardinian woman to achieve that) and the title of judike would have passed to her husband.

Elena was still young, therefore she stayed under the -
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🧵:Are you confronted by a threatening wyvern? Take off your clothes! Wyverns--according to some medieval bestiaries--run away from nude people.

(BnF, Français 1951 f.5) #MedievalTwitter
This idea seems to have some connection to the wyvern's serpent-like nature and to the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

(BnF, Français 15213 f.63v)
The wyvern (or sometimes the viper or serpent, depending on the bestiary) is like the Serpent in the Garden, unable to approach the pure Adam and only able to come close once Adam has Fallen (and realized his nudity).

(BnF, Français 1444 f.258)
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A #MedievalTwitter thread on some early medieval interactions between the British Isles & Africa.

The British Isles were in constant contact with Africa throughout recorded history.

(BL, Cotton MS Tiberius B V/1, f. 56v)
There's been a fair amount of work done on Africans in the British Isles during the Roman period, so I won't repeat it here, but I recommend these major summaries of Africans in England. Cover of "African Europeans: An Untold History" byCover of "Black and British: A Forgotten History" Cover of "Staying Power: The history of black people in
Archeologists have shown that trade with the Mediterranean and Africa continued after the Romans left England, with olive oil and wine continuing to be imported to the British Isles into the early Middle Ages.
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🧵: In my continuing quest to document medieval depictions of queer people, I am looking at depictions from Dante's Inferno of the sodomites, depictions that often seem to emphasize buttocks and temptation (and feature a lot of monks!).

(BnF, Italien 74 f.47v) #MedievalTwitter
Certainly, there are depictions where the sodomites clearly writhe in pain in the fiery rain, like this one, but a lot of the depictions don't show much suffering and present the sodomites as almost tempting Dante.

(BnF, Italien 2017 f.191)
There are a remarkable amount of men with monastic tonsures in this one, suggesting people saw priests as particularly prone to sodomy.

(Morgan Library, MS M.676 fol. 25r)
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The lack of scale in this battle image makes the elephants looks like they are the size of small dogs, which is possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen.

(Bodleian Library MS. Bodl. 264, f. 43v) #MedievalTwitter ImageImage
Lil elephants are like ".....why are we needed in this battle again?" Image
It doesn't help that they're facing off against men mounted on enormous horses with red eyes. Image
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Preliminary distribution map of helmets in my upcoming paper and new typology:

(Note: Not all are late Roman helmets, merely related examples for discussion.)

#Classicstwitter #Medievaltwitter #Medieval #Roman #twitterstorians #Byzantine #Archaeology

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Breakdown by type of Roman-manufactured helmets:

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Breakdown by datation of ridge helmets:

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