Jan. 17th, 2011

beboots: (Civil war lithograph)
 MOAR history links, you say?

Random articles I've run across recently, mostly through Twitter. (Who knew that something so modern could be so chock full of history dorks? <3 )

-Article on gunpowder's rise in popularity in Europe... and why Chinese archers co-existed with firearms for so much longer than in Europe. (Hint: it's because they got skillz.)

-High definition interactive closeups of the before and after photographs of this awesome 240-year-old restored map of New York

-Slave Children Appear in Rare Civil War Photograph

-Why Uffington White Horse is really a dog, says vet. My favourite part of this news article is the poll at the bottom in which 69% of responders still said "It is quite obviously a horse." I agree with them. 

-Strange Maps, a pretty neat-o blog. 

-History of the Body, an interesting interactive look onto historical views of the human body. (Views of women's bodies were almost hilariously weird. Did you know that semen in men is breast milk in women?) 

-Comparing the Modern Tea Party to the Original. Oh, American politics...

-How Three Kids Illegally Captured the First X-Ray Photograph

-Museum Secrets, a super-awesome new TV show from the History Channel. First two episodes out online! Episode two has a recreation of the theft of the Mona Lisa, a discussion of the crazy propaganda details in a giant portrait of the coronation of Emperor Napoleon, and other neat-o things in the Louvre. 

 -Bound by History: The Last of China's "Lotus-Feet" Ladies. This has to be one of the best articles I've seen on Chinese footbinding and the last few elderly ladies who have them. Includes a lovely photo gallery as well. Unlike some of the other articles I've run across which seem to universally condemn the practice, this article shows not only that but also the opinions of the women to whom this was done. It has a different perspective on things. 

And just for fun: 

-A Regency Name Generator! Perfect for the next time the urge to write historical fiction strikes you. :) (I have so much trouble naming characters, guys!) The name it spat out for me was Serena Baynes. :3

-6 WWI Fighter Pilots Whose Balls Deserve Their Own Monument (Cracked.com)

-A RIDICULOUSLY TINY FROG HOLY CRAP JUST LOOK AT IT

AND BLACKADDER: 




Have a nice week, everyone! :D (Now after I've learned a few things, I should, y'know, actually do homework...)


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