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An Eighteenth-Century Crusade: The War Against Revolutionary France and the Origins of Modern Catholicism, 1789-99

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Glauco Schettini “Today is the day,” an alarmed...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Dec 2019

[Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters]

A volume of etchings by three daughters of art collector John Ingram 1767-1841) of Staindrop Hall in County Durham — Elizabeth Christian Ingram (1795-), Caroline Ingram (1800-1819), and Augusta Isabella Ingram (1802-) — who were living in...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 May 2019

The Banker of Florence

by Yang Yu Fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli at the Magi’s Chapel, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi. (Showing all the major Medici figures and famous Florentines, as of the 1440s, on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, with the actual background being in Tuscany: on...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Apr 2019

Shakespeare and the Europeans in Italy

Shakespeare and Italy Summer School With the equinox now passed and spring firmly under way here in the UK it’s time to look forward to the warmth of the summer. How better than to celebrate it with the charity Shakespeare in Italy’s wonderful...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Mar 2019

The Meaning of ‘Mafia’

By Stephen Basdeo The early 1860s in Italy was a decade of hope. King Victor Emmanuel II of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia had, with Giuseppe Garibaldi’s help, unified the whole of the Italian peninsula under his rule, where previously the region...

Female Academics in the Eighteenth Century

I was alerted on Twitter that yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Elena Cornaro Piscopia - which is as fun a name to spell as it it is to pronounce, but alas, many are still unfamiliar with Elena.Elena was a Venetian who, in 1678, was the first...

Recovering Refugees from 1794 Toulouse to Today

ByJoshua Meeks One of the seemingly inevitable outcomes of any revolutionary period is the creation of refugees. We are reminded of this daily with news of the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, as thousands of persecuted or forgotten migrants...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Jul 2018

Letter : London, to his uncle, 1798 August 21

Italian engraver and printmaker Luigi Schiavonetti (1765-1810) arrived in London around 1790 and was employed by Bartolozzi before setting up a successful business with his brother Niccolò. Schiavonetti’s varied output included book illustrations,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 May 2018

Organized Crime

The following essay is adapted from a paper, written by Tyler Welch, on the theory behind the concept of organised crime. Tyler is a first year undergraduate student at Richmond American International University (Leeds RIASA). Originally from Maine, USA,...

The Senses of the Apothecary in Early Modern Italy

By Barbara Di Gennaro Splendore The making of remedies today, especially industrial pharmaceuticals, relies very little the human senses, or at least this is how we imagine it. Industrial pharmaceutical recipes, we believe, are and should be impersonal...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Apr 2018

Classic and modern clash in Italy

Giambattista Vico (1668-1744), by Giuseppe Fusitani (1836). In recent years, groups of Italian students protesting against governmental cuts to education funding and the rise of university fees have gained some popularity in the international media due...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Apr 2018

Shakespeare in Italy 2018

In Richard II, after his father, John of Gaunt, has told him to think positive about his banishment, Bolingbroke pours out his despair. How is it possible for imagination to turn bad into good, winter into summer? O, who can hold a fire in his hand By...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Feb 2018

Post-Apocalyptic Bandits: Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man” (1826)

I am the native of a sea-surrounded nook, a cloud-enshadowed land, which, when the surface of the globe, with its shoreless ocean and trackless continents, presents itself to my mind, appears only as an inconsiderable speck in the immense whole. [i] The...

Salvatore Giuliano (1922-1950): The Last Outlaw

(The images used in this blog post are taken from the Giuliano Project which, as far as I can ascertain, are out of copyright. If the copyright belongs to you and you wish me to take them down then please contact me). Since the unification of Italy in...

Early 19th Century Fashions from the Corriere delle dame, Milan

I recently came across several pages from Italian magazine entitled the Corriere delle dame. Established in1804, the weekly magazine was published out of Milan. The founder and editor was Carolina Arienti Lattanzi, and included articles on literature,...
From: SilkDamask on 23 May 2017

Production of Sulphur in the 18th Century.

http://nunuexport.com/en-US/productdetail/19/sulphur Sulphur was obtained in a variety of ways during the 18th century. Sulphur could be mined, it could be found on the surface having been deposited there from sulphur springs or from gasses escaping...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Mar 2017

Shakespeare in Padua

A view of Padua Just recently we’ve been experiencing cold, grey, depressing weather in the UK and we must all be thinking longingly of long, warm days spent somewhere exotic. It’s just the time, of course, for planning a summer holiday and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Jan 2017

Samantha Morris's new book on Cesare Borgia

Today, I am very happy to host the first of two blog tours from Made Global. Today, we have a guest post from Samantha Morris, who has written on Cesare Borgia, the notorious yet fascinating Renaissance statesman, as part of Made Global's In a Nutshell...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 17 Nov 2016

A Fast Calendar

A Seasons clock showing an astronomical year. Courtesy  of  worth1000.com Yesterday was the fourth of October. Imagine waking up this morning to discover that it is not the fifth but the fifteenth of the month; ten days have gone missing. This...
From: Conciatore on 5 Oct 2016

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Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.