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Monday, June 3, 2013

A Medieval Moment

At medievalists.net, the following nice video appears.
There is one major error: Copernicus was  neither a priest nor an astronomer.  He was a canon lawyer (and medical doctor and economist) who pursued mathematical astronomy as a hobby.


And at the Onion, America's newspaper of record, we have a columnist who pines for the 60s. 

The 960s
Again, one major error: medieval women were not regarded as chattel.

2 comments:

  1. One error?

    Salic law of agnatic descent precedes Charlmagne.

    Law of **whose** land?


    JJB

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  2. Now that I've viewed video, I note that the image for the lunar eclipse is a solar eclipse.

    JJB

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