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Please RT #CFP: #BreakingBad in #medieval style! Submit your 12 Tweet papers on any #history of breaking the #border of #trust, from local #baddies to #spy pros... all while avoiding jetlag! Due 29 Sept to me imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc2020/
cc @KzooICMS @MedievalAcademy @IntlSpyMuseum
So let's skip the trip to England along with our colleagues in #Australia cc @WarintheFuture @covetweet (pls RT!)

Et on invite nos colleagues de l'Amerique du nord @ForcesCanada @HMedievale (veuillez RT svp!)

Y nuestros colegas de América del Sur @Armada_Arg @RinhaUniv (RT pf!)
نرحب بزملائنا الذين يدرسون عالم العصور الوسطى من الجواسيس للتدريس عبر الإنترنت
أيضًا - الإنجليزية أو الفرنسيه
#UniversityChallenge

우리는 온라인, 영어 또는 프랑스어를 가르치기 위해 중세 스파이 학자들을 환영합니다 #Korea #대학생활

#Africa & #medieval #Diaspora welcome too!
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Two letters have been found in which the Sengoku warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi recognizes the wife of warrior Munakata Ujisada as lord. The letters, addressed to the lord "Munakata Saikaku," include one with Hideyoshi's monogram and a red seal letter. 📜 #medievaltwitter #medieval
Ujisada died just before Hideyoshi's Kyushu campaigns. One letter praises obstruction of the opposing Shimazu family's progress north within Kyushu & confirm lands, so are likely from 1586. The other orders for consultation with Asano Nagamasa when the Munakata dispatch troops.
Ujisada appears as lord in other records, and other evidence also shows the bestowal of land to his wife-- since the letters are in agreement with these other records, it's likely that the wife herself was "Saikaku" and that she ruled after his death.
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I hear fairly often how distant #medieval history is from the modern world, how irrelevant our work is, how it's a niche to only talk about dead white people with no connection to now.

And I get that. I do. I have read those books and taken those classes. But.
None of us emerged as medievalists in a vacuum. Ask people on #medievaltwitter how they became a medievalist and all of the reasons are a connection moderated through something or someone else. Those texts, sites, ideologies, people are all present concerns.
We may delve into archives to look at primary documents about people long-dead in Europe, or even about Europe, but what we do with those archives, how those archives came to be, how and why those documents survive, are modern history.
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#kzoo2019 well @WestPoint_USMA were so anxious to talk, they just started on their own at 1328 sharp! Prof Rogers explains his cadets' "mission control center" or laboratory for #Military #History, working 8+ hrs/day on #medieval chronicles' paleography to #data mine 100yrs' war
Specifically looking for artillery information in skirmishes and sieges, to find what on the "laundry list" of sieges leads to #failure vs #success according to the #Database the cadets @WestPoint_USMA built collaboratively for the late #medieval & early #Renaissance. #kzoo2019
A small sample of the +90,000 #data entries - first up is Cadet Liam Kane with his findings on waging war by sieges vs by battles... taking #medieval #Military #History from generalizations to specifically-defined quantities... 47 battles to 134 sieges! #kzoo2019
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Please RT! 12-tweet #teaching topic "When #Military #History was changed by the #environment" - all eras welcome!
Part of @esehtweets parallel sessions 21-25 Aug, #CFP due 30 Apr.
cc @stuffofwar @SMH_Historians @WarintheFuture @Army_Leadership @madpadre1
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Remember after ESEH #military #history vs #environment, @MedievalAcademy 2020 is up next!
Can't make it to California?
Not a problem, we can do #medieval #espionage on Twitter too. Here's those details, reply to me by 15 May so I can meet their deadline: medievalacademy.org/page/2020Annua…
Due to the disaster the deadline is extended to 30 May...and please remember to mark Medieval Academy, Kalamazoo medieval, SMH military history, and Leeds medieval 2020 on your calendars & send your submissions asap! Possible pop culture spy and KGB history events as well.
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Sometimes, when working with manuscripts we get really, really close to people from the past. This is a story of a letter from a schoolgirl to her teacher, written probably sometime in the last three decades of the 9th century. A thread #medieval #manuscripts /1
The manuscript in question, Düsseldorf B.3 is a collection of texts, written probably around 820 in Corbie in Northern France. It contains a number of works, ranging from Alcuin through Bede to hymns. It was perfect for school use. /2
(The table of contents pictured above is much later, 10th and 12th C. As a small digression: yes, medieval people used tables of contents) /3
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Please RT my #CFP! The "When #military #History was determined by the #environment" parallel sessions for @esehtweets using @stuffofwar 12-tweet format. All eras & disciplines welcomed! Email dana dot cushing @ alumni dot utoronto dot ca by April 30th. eseh.org/event/next-con…
Example of format (on the topic of fauna and the Baltic crusades)

Also seeking traditional and socialmedia presentations for "breaking borders by betrayal" sessions in #medieval #History of #espionage, #military operations, #intelligence & #code studies for @MedievalAcademy @SMH_Historians and @IMC_Leeds 2020 😎 due May 15th
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Quiet pretty night in scandal town. Time to run. 🏃 Flame still flaming.
Crunchy down below the big house towards the Supremes . Must do two solitudes run no matter. 🏃
Trying to get to Quebec.
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THREAD. Maurice Beresford’s 1954 study of #deserted #medieval villages was a game-changer. He showed that few #villages were lost as a result of the Black Death of 1348-50. Most were lost c1450-1540. Some disappeared because they were too small to be viable ...
2. ..others were forcibly deserted by landowners making the profitable shift from arable farming (corn prices falling as fewer mouths to feed) to more profitable & much less labour-intensive wool production by converting open fields to pasture; eg Stretton Baskerville, Warwicks
3. The distribution of deserted medieval villages (map of 2002 of those known in 1968) shows how closely their occurrence follows that of large-scale open fields which covered most of the area of a parish. (Both maps archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/arch…)
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Okay my #medieval #military #history followers, sharpen your pens and let's propose a session for #UK @IMC_Leeds July 2020 about "transgressing borders" which is a fancy way of saying #espionage & #spy stuff (#codes, #crime) and every sort of personal or public #Treason! 😎
I should say it'd be a multidisciplinary session about all kinds of hidden #medieval #History, any studies to do with secrecy & spying and its materials/places/cases. I'll can't make @MedievalAcademy thus the @IMC_Leeds 2020 appeal here. Cc @stuffofwar @latineast @Medievalists
For those inquiring about Kalamazoo, yes I'll be proposing a multidisciplinary #espionage session there, I'll tweet more about that once I confirm a sponsor for @KzooICMS 2020.
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Thread number two as part of #CuratingExperiences: slides from my #PechaKucha on 'Archaeology is....'
1/ @KnoleNT is an archbishops palace, passes to royalty & then to the Sackville family. This talk outlines archaeology as part of #InspiredbyKnole @HeritageFundUK
2/ ....buildings. We have recorded the building from the top down. @MOLArchaeology have identified 20+ phases of roof construction from medieval to modern (image by John Miller)
3/ Inside we have lifted flooboards & removed panelling revealing hidden elements of the #medieval palace including doors, windows & evidence for fires
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Today is the 200th #birthday of #German actress Marie Baumeister(1819-1887). Inter alia, she played the role of 'Käthchen' in #Kleist's famous history drama 'Das Käthchen von Heilbronn'(set in #medieval #Germany and featuring a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_…).
In
Ludwig Eisenberg:..
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𝘎𝘳𝘰ß𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘓𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘬𝘰𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘋𝘦𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘶̈𝘩𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘮 19. 𝘑𝘢𝘩𝘳𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘵, #Leipzig, Verlagsbuchhandlung Paul List. 190,

one finds the following entry on Marie Baumeister:
My translation of the above entry:
'Baumeister Marie, born 1819-02-01 in #Berlin, sister of the person in the preceding entry. She first stood on a stage as a trainee at the court theater of #Schwerin, then had her debut as 'Marie Winter' in #Gutzkow's "Herz und Welt" in ..
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These Moroccan coins feature the so-called Seal of Solomon, often depicted as a hexagram, similar to the Star of David. The coins are dated respectively 1271 A.H. (1855) and 1290 A.H. (1873/4), minted by king 'Abd al-Raḥmān and his successor, Muḥammad IV of #Morocco.
The Seal of Solomon is the signet ring attributed to the Abrahamic king/prophet Solomon. It is said that Solomon used this ring to control the spirits and animals. The design as a hexagram is often depicted on medieval #Islamic banners, coins, drinking-cups or in mosques.
According to the Catalan Atlas (1375), the two Anatolian beyliks of respectively Karaman and Candar featured a Seal of Solomon on their flags. The symbol was popular among the Turkish beyliks, and was later used by the #Ottomans in their mosque decorations.
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“My name is here presented more to be understood than to be read” said once a #Roman senator.
For my #EarlyMedievalPills, let’s explore what monograms can tell us about changes in political culture & social communication between late antiquity & #Carolingian times.
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Monogrammatic culture has its roots in the #classical world. Producers used monograms to mark mass-produced objects such as pottery. We also see them on Hellenistic coins. However, they didn’t encode the name of the issuing authority, but functioned as control marks.
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Influenced by Hellenistic models, #Roman emperors adopted monograms on their coins. They were used to encode the emperor’s name thus becoming personal graphic devices that could also mark certain objects the trade of which was an imperial monopoly.
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When visiting #Rome, tourists usually (and comprehensibly) focus on its #ancient remains. Today for the series #EarlyMedievalPills I'll take you through the #Carolingian city of Pope Paschal I (817-24) who, in only 7 years, left a permanent mark on #Roma's sacred topography 1/11
First I need to tell you about his family: he was the son of Bonosus and Theodora and he was very attached to his mother whom he wanted to be immortalised in the stunning #mosaics decorating that little jewel that is the Chapel of St Zeno in Santa Prassede #Roma 2/11
"Theodora Episcopa": lots of speculation about the reasons why she was called bishop-ess. Two possibilities: either Paschal I's father was a bishop and the honorific title extended to his wife, or Paschal paid homage to his mother by granting her a title of distinction 3/11
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It's #ColumbusDay and my oldest came to class with me, so I couldn't give my traditional #columbuswasamurderer lesson to my students. I was disappointed. Thankfully, Twitter is here, so here we go.
First, I do know that Columbus is in many ways a product of his time, specifically the economic and political crisis in Genoa post-1453 and the fall of Constantinople--we find Genoese cartographers, navigators and sailors all over the place in the aftermath, so...
Columbus himself is an experienced sailor--he travels the Eastern Mediterranean, up to Ireland/UK/maybe Iceland, down the coast of Africa to Guinea... he's not just some random dude with a plan, he's a random well-traveled sailor with a plan.
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1/#WTOStc/@stuffofwar
The medieval formation & modern history of the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania) is a very intricate, difficult topic.
Sadly, key artefacts were deliberately blown up (Boris Stones) stolen (Euphrasia’s Cross) or erased (by propaganda or genocide)
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after the 1939 Soviet-Nazi pact such that the 1 artefact unifying the area in #medieval times - the COG ship used by Catholic Crusaders then adopted by Orthodox colonizers & Slavic tribes along the Neman, Daugava, Emmajõgi, Velikaya, & Volkhov Rivers - is terribly rare.
3/#WTOStc
Yet of the COG remains its MOSS - polytrichum commune - flourishing all over the region.
Since Soviet studies had to ignore dendochronology (tree-ring dating) & Chernobyl’s radiation (=false chemical dating) & skirt the limits of KGB monitoring,& since 1992 each free
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THE TRUE ORIGIN OF RESTAURANTS
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Centuries ago, like now, there were hostels, posadas or taverns where food was served in exchange for money, as in a thermopolium in Rome (snack-bar) where we, readers of @LRB @TwitterBooks @nytimes @NewYorker @washingtonpost, would often go
After the #fall of the #Roman #Empire in these businesses food was served in shared tables and consisted of a fixed menu, according to what was already prepared. Even the nobility, like celebrities today, would frequent when traveling.
But, when did the concept and business of restaurants truly begin?
It began with Paracelsus (1493-1541), a brilliant Swiss physician who modernized medicine with rational clinical judgment and changed the way we eat in the #Western #world.
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Dear Entire World: #Viking ‘Allah’ textile actually doesn't have Allah on it. Vikings had rich contacts w/Arab world. This textile? No. 1/60
Actually #Viking textile has no Arabic at all but story has gone viral @NYTimes @Guardian @BBCWorld @NatGeo @ScienceAlert have reported 2/60
There is something very troubling here about relationship between news media & experts, who should have been consulted for verification 3/60
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