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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/…
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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Hey, Early Medieval folks in all disciplines and fields, some upcoming publication opportunities! See the calls below and consider submitting, feel free to ask me any questions you may have! (thread):
The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe invites submissions to 3 upcoming themed sections:
1. A themed section on Teaching the Early Middle Ages, broadly defined.
1, cont.: We seek essays focused on pedagogical approaches and advice to introducing students to the languages, literatures, histories, and cultures from both discipline-specific and inter-disciplinary perspectives.
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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!

I can particularly recommend that fellow academics (hi, #MedievalTwitter, #Archaeogaming, etc) get presences set up on, 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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🧵As I'm going through the list of donations made to the freedom convoy I'll share some info
1. One of the donations to the White supremacist convoy was made by someone from the USA who calls himself "Spartacus" cc #ClassicsTwitter
2. Another man based in the US (who also gives his full name and private email address) calls himself Spartacus Arminius
3. A third person who provides a downtown Toronto posta code w a polandmail email address has calls themselves "Spartacus Roman" and writes: ...
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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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St. Clotilda thread.
Early life: Daughter of Chilperic of Burgundy. Her father was killed by his brother Gundobad and she was taken into her uncle's court. According to St. Gegory of Tours, her mother was thrown into a well and drowned and her sister Chroma became a religious. Image
Clovis had a mistress but when he saw the beauty of this young girl, he desired her. Clovis was still a Pagan when Clotilda was married to him. Her uncle Gundobad was an Arian but tolerant of Catholics.
As mentioned, Clovis was still a Pagan. Her first child was a son and she wanted him baptized.
"The gods whom you worship are no good. They haven't been able to help themselves, let alone others. Jupiter...couldn't even refrain from intercourse with his own sister. Image
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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…
Breakdown by type of Roman-manufactured helmets:…
Breakdown by datation of ridge helmets:…
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#MedievalTwitter #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race So this is Open Access. This was from the first RaceB4Race conference. But I would like to discuss the long journey this took to get published. Thread. 1/…
The conference happened in January 2019 because of Academic REJECTION. Specifically Rejected from the @KzooICMS in 2019 of all the Medievalists of Color sessions (except the one where we basically do diversity labor for white people). 2/
@acmrs_asu & @jeffreyjcohen (Dean at Humanities) invited all those rejected to present instead at a symposium at ASU that @acmrs_asu would organize. Since Ayanna Thompson had just taken over as head of @acmrs_asu, she also thought it would be a good time for coalition building 3/
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« Reconquête » : le nom du parti politique créé par E. Zemmour a d'évidents échos médiévaux. Il fait bien sûr penser à la « Reconquista ». Mais qu'est-ce que c'est, la Reconquista ? D'où vient ce terme et pourquoi E.Z. l'utilise-t-il ? Un thread ⬇️ ! #histoire #medievaltwitter
La « Reconquista » est un terme qui désigne la conquête progressive de l’ensemble de la péninsule Ibérique par les royaumes chrétiens du nord, au fil de nombreuses guerres contre les différents pouvoirs islamiques qui contrôlent la région depuis 711 ap. J.C.
Après cette conquête fulgurante, un petit royaume chrétien survit dans la région des Asturies. Un siècle plus tard, Charlemagne conquiert la région autour de Barcelone et organise la marche d’Espagne
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Le froid débarque en France et les chauffages vont chauffer (et les factures flamber...). Et au Moyen Âge, comment se chauffait-t-on ? Un thread ⬇️! #histoire #medievaltwitter
Pas de gaz ni d’électricité bien sûr : le bois est la ressource essentielle, le combustible nécessaire à la vie quotidienne de tous. On en consomme des quantités énormes, surtout en hiver bien sûr.
Mais on peut également utiliser le charbon, même si la houille sent mauvais : en 1504, un curé de Rouen porte plainte contre son voisin, un serrurier qui se chauffe au charbon, d’où des « odeurs insupportables » dans le presbytère
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Vous n’avez jamais entendu parler de Roesia de Verdun ? C’est dommage. Car dans le genre « femme du Moyen Âge impressionnante », elle se pose là... Je vous raconte sa vie. Un thread ⬇️ ! #histoire #medievaltwitter
Roesia est née vers 1204, dans une famille de nobles normands originaires du Staffordshire, qui sont implantés en Irlande depuis son grand-père. Seule fille survivante de son père, elle est donc l'héritière d'un patrimoine important... ce qui en fait une épouse convoitée.
En 1225, elle se marie avec Théobald Butler, héritier d’une famille très impliquée dans la conquête anglaise de l’Irlande, qui occupe de hautes fonctions dans l’administration de l’île. Mariage stratégique, décidé par le roi Henry III en personne.
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*Thrilled* that articles from 1st issue of /postmedieval/ under new editors are starting to appear! 1st up: Kathy Lavezzo's important WHITENESS, MEDIEVALISM, IMMIGRATION: RETHINKING TOLKIEN THROUGH STUART HALL (access: Plz boost! #medievaltwitter Image
Lavezzo "rethinks Tolkien’s scholarship and fiction in light of his rejection at Oxford of Stuart Hall, who approached him regarding graduate work on William Langland" + argues "that Tolkien’s white medievalism contains his most deeply felt racist formations" Image
The essay looks back to when Lavezzo first shared her findings about Tolkien in 2018, to invite medievalists to reexamine their relationship to the author and scholar, Image
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« Mais pourquoi est-ce qu’il y a tant d’erreurs dans les documentaires historiques ?? ». Et ben parce que les réalisateurs ne veulent pas écouter les historiens. Je vous partage une petite expérience toute récente, c’est éclairant. #vulgarisation #histoire #medievaltwitter
Je reçois la semaine dernière une proposition pour assister au tournage d’un documentaire historique sur le siège d’Acre durant la troisième croisade (1189-1191). Tournage à Aigues-Mortes en novembre 2021.
Le réalisateur a demandé à la troupe de reconstitution « Les seigneurs d’Orient » de faire les figurants. Je les connais un peu, ils font un travail génial, ils sont consciencieux et motivés.
(un gros big up aux reconstituteurs et reconstitutrices)
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[TW: sexual harassment & abuse, threats, homophobia, anti-Semitism, drinking culture.]

Please read & share this 2-year investigation of Andy Orchard, UOxford Prof and one of the most notorious sexual predators in medieval studies. #MedievalTwitter
The accompanying podcast episode features stories from incredibly brave women in the profession who've witnessed and been affected by his predatory behavior. I want to acknowledge their work and courage in coming forward.
Orchard remains a respected senior scholar and editor in the field, a member of medievalist organizations, and a presence at conferences.

He remains an editor of the journal Notes & Queries, and of the journal Anglo-Saxon England. I hope that will change.
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My new paper is out today on isotopic analyses at the amazing early medieval cemetery of Finglesham in Kent in Arch&Anth Sciences @SpringerAnthro…

Summary 👇
#earlymedieval #medievaltwitter #archsci #isotopes #Archaeology 1/9 Image
I analysed bones & teeth from 46 individuals @ Finglesham to look @ where they grew up, what they ate as kids & if that had changed in adulthood. I was interested in if social status or gender made any difference in whether someone was a migrant to Kent or what they ate. 2/9 Image
I found that childhood diet (tooth roots) vs adult diet (ribs = ~10yrs before death) were subtly different, with a wider range of resources being eaten in early life vs later in life when they were presumably living in & around Finglesham, this links with mobility & gender. 3/9 Image
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La théorie du « grand remplacement » occupe le devant de la scène (oui, on pense à la Une choquante de Causeur, entre autres). Les sociétés médiévales ont elles aussi connu des phénomènes migratoires, dont l’ampleur est encore débattue... Un thread ⬇️! #histoire #medievaltwitter
L’un de ces épisodes est l’installation de populations scandinaves païennes en Angleterre et en Normandie, à partir du IXe siècle. Alors, rétrospectivement, y a-t-il eu « grand remplacement » ou pas ?
À partir de la fin du VIIIe siècle, les monastères, ports et autres établissements côtiers de la mer du Nord sont la cible de pillards scandinaves appelés vikings (un terme qui ne désigne pas un peuple mais une activité économique mêlant commerce et pillage)
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In this thread, I will concisely explain what my #PhD (in history), which I defended last month (@UAntwerpen), is about. #ThesisThread #twitterstorians #medievaltwitter

If you're interested in premodern (or late medieval) famines and grain price shocks, read on! 👇 1/20
The big debate within the study of hunger and food crises largely hinges on the question of if the production rather than the allocation of food was decisive in the development of famine.

The (inter)regional trade in food is crucial in that debate. 2/20
A lot of research has focussed on how poorly functioning markets caused famines, while we shall see that this was not the case in 14th C Flanders. Furthermore, that 14th C is perfect to study these price shocks, as it is central in the debate on the late medieval crisis. 3/20
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Des femmes enterrées avec des épées ⚔️ ?
Dans un article récemment paru, des chercheurs et chercheuses reviennent sur une tombe finlandaise datée du XIIe-XIIIe siècle. L’analyse ADN permet des conclusions… étonnantes. Un thread ⬇️ ! #histoire #medievaltwitter
En 1968, des archéologues trouvent une tombe à Suontaka Vesitorninmäki, Hattula, en Finlande. La tombe, datée de 1050-1300, abrite un squelette très dégradé, portant un habit féminin (deux broches ouvragées = mode typique de l'époque), et deux épées elles aussi abîmées
En réalité, seule une de ces épées a été placée dans la tombe. L’autre a été enterrée au-dessus quelques années après : une pratique bien attestée par les sources, liée à des rituels magiques. Ce qui veut dire que la tombe était célèbre à l’époque…
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