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Possible Origins of the Darcy and De Bourgh Names in Pride and Prejudice by Dr. Dieter Heymann

When I have finished reading a novel, I always write down all family  names which occur in it because I would like to ask the author how and  why she or he has chosen these names. There occur 35 family names in Pride and Prejudice, but I can no longer...
From: Jane Austen's World on 26 Jan 2022

‘Beyond too much’: Shakespearean excesses in the 18th century

From the mid-1750s an unprecedented Anglophilia took hold of Europe. It manifested itself throughout Germany from the mid-1770s onwards with the rampant ‘Hamlet fever’, which succeeded and fed on an earlier ‘Werther fever’. It...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 25 Jun 2020

Eating Right in 1950s Educational Films

By Jonathan MacDonald There is a right way and a wrong way to do everything, or so argued the creators of Coronet Instructional Films. In their mission to educate American youth in the post-World War II decade, the Coronet film catalog made sure that...
From: The Recipes Project on 29 Jan 2019

A Diet for Old Age

Cake or Boiled Sparrow? by Amie Bolissian McRae Last week newspaper headlines urged the over-65s to ‘Eat butter and cakes to keep … healthy’.[i] The president of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, concerned...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 10 Oct 2018

Mary Rose sailors ate diet of salt beef and biscuits, bone analysis shows.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Mar 2018

December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (December 7, 1767).“LABRADORE TEA.” An advertisement in the December 7, 1767, issue of the Boston-Gazette announced “LABRADORE TEA, by the Hundred,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2017

Diane Reynolds’s The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Having thus become a passive instrument, the fool will be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil — Dietrich Bonhoeffer Friends and readers, While Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45) has occupied a paradoxically at...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Jul 2016

How to Lose Weight, c. 133

Tacuinum sanitatis, Biblioteca Casanatense 4182 (14th c.) “They should eat foods of little nourishment, great bulk, and quick digestion, and often bathe before they eat… they should eat many vegetables with sharp vinegar dressings…...
From: Ask the Past on 19 May 2016

Von Hildebrand's Battle Against Hitler

A major publication by Image Books and the Hildebrand Project:How does a person become Hitler’s enemy number one? Not through espionage or violence, it turns out, but by striking fearlessly at the intellectual and spiritual roots of National Socialism.Dietrich...

What to Feed the Servants in Sixteenth-Century Russia

Carolyn Pouncy There is a Russian proverb, well known among historians of the prerevolutionary years and especially of the peasantry—“Cabbage soup and kasha are our food.” It sounds better in Russian, where it rhymes: Shchi da kasha, pishcha nasha....
From: The Recipes Project on 3 Jul 2014

'There we saw many corpses impaled, many old, many fresh.'

Whether I first learned of Vlad the Impaler from reading some newspaper article or from watching the Swedish TV documentary Vem var Dracula? (Who was Dracula?, internationally known as In Search of Dracula), I am not sure. In any case, from...
From: Magia Posthuma on 17 May 2014

Drinking Bath Water – No, Not That Kind!

“Lady Russell's composed mind and polite manners were put to some trial on this point, in her intercourse in Camden Place. The sight of Mrs Clay in such favour, and of Anne so overlooked, was a perpetual provocation to her there; and vexed her as much...

How to Make Snail Bread, 1685

Joachim Camerarius, Symbolorum et Emblematum 4 (1604)"A sort of Bread, of which a Mouthful can maintain a Man eight daies, without eating any thing else. Take a quantity of Snails, and make them void their sliminess; then dry and reduce them...
From: Ask the Past on 31 Mar 2014

Abstract: "Dietrich von Zengg in Print"

For the upcoming Revisiting Early Modern Prophecies conference in London in June, this is the abstract I submitted. In the same session, Courtney Kneupper will present a paper on the fifteenth-century context of "Dietrich von Zengg," while I'll cover...
From: Research Fragments on 28 Feb 2014

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 90, Horn Corns

This post was written by Jamie Weisz, a third year undergraduate student in History at the University of Birmingham, following a visit to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Properties as part of his course, ‘A History of the Tudors in 100 Objects’. Dr...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Dec 2013

Weight loss Wonders

Fad diets are  perhaps a modern concept, but if we look back to the seventeenth century we can find some pretty interesting weight loss remedies. As we have seen previously some medical writers felt that the shape of your belly had a lot to say about...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 11 Sep 2013

Two CFPs: Lost Books and Early Modern Prophecies

CFP 1: Revisiting Early Modern Prophecies (c.1500-c.1815)26–28 June, 2014Goldsmiths, LondonThe Reformation dramatically changed Europe’s religious and political landscapes within a few decades. The Protestant emphasis on translating the Scriptures...
From: Research Fragments on 20 Aug 2013

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