“God Damn”: The Law and Economics of Monastic MaledictionBy Peter T. LeesonThe Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol.30:1 (2012)Abstract: Today monks are known for turning the other cheek, honoring saints, and blessing humanity with brotherly love. But for centuries they were known equally for fulminating their foes, humiliating saints, and casting calamitous curses at persons who crossed them.
Goliath Tracked Mines, Normandy Here we see three Goliath remote controlled bombs, probably the electrically powered Sd.Kfz. 302, found by the Allies soon after D-Day . The Goliath was a generally unsuccessful weapon, as they were slow, easy to destroy and relied on a vulnerable wire for their controls.
The Nuremberg Chronicle as Entry Point to Explore the Rise of the PrintPaper by Emma C. DeJongGiven at The Materiality of Devotion Exhibition and Symposium at Emory University on March 1, 2019Excerpt: I’ll be using the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle as the starting point to explore the rise of print throughout Europe.
A History of Mail-Order Brides: 4 Fascinating FactsBy Jamie PolsterThe Mail Order Bride business started in the early 17th century. Back then, American men enjoyed great financial breakthroughs in the West they migrated to. With all of this money came the ever-increasing need for a partner, and so, having a mate became a pressing concern.
US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Mark Stille .Covers the five classes of US Navy light cruisers that saw service during the Second World War, with sections on their design, weaponry, radar, combat experience. Nicely organised, with the wartime service records separated out from the main text, so that the design history of the light cruisers flows nicely.
Halloween Customs in the Celtic WorldBy Bettina ArnoldLecture given at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 31, 2001Introduction: Night of the spirits; Feast of the Dead; New Year’s Eve; the year’s turning; Calends of winter; Summer’s End; one of the “joints of the year”; beginning of the barren time; day of divination; festival of the harvest; doorway into the new year; Mischief Night; Punky Night; Samhain; Nos Calan gaeaf; All Hallow’s Eve.