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“My vanity once more got ascendancy over my reason”

Yesterday I started to quote Ens. George Eld’s account of the Crown raid on Paramus, New Jersey, which started on 23 Mar 1780.Most of the fighting took place on 24 March as British and Hessian units attacked the Continental positions and then withdrew,...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Mar 2021

Nicolas Malebranche: Critic of Experimental Philosophy

Peter Anstey writes … There were many critics of experimental philosophy in its early years. On this blog we have discussed the criticisms of Margaret Cavendish and Francis Bampfield, both of whom were English, and G. W. Leibniz, who was […]

“The Truth and Nothing But the Truth”: Its first use in popular culture

By Stephen Basdeo ‘The truth and nothing but the truth’—it’s a well-known phrase used in courts of law and most of us have probably heard it in some police procedural drama. The principle that one should not lie in a court of law...

The triumph of truth

In my work on the digital Voltaire iconography database, I frequently stumble across portraits of Voltaire which are particularly unexpected, funny, or have an interesting story to them. Sir Joshua Reynolds’ The Triumph of Truth, which hangs in...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 19 Dec 2019

Book Raffle: Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth

Rosenfeld, Sophia, Democracy and Truth: A Short History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Press and Sophia Rosenfeld, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jun 2019

Democracy and Truth: An Interview with Sophia Rosenfeld

***This interview is part of our ‘Featured Books’ series.*** In Democracy and Truth: A Short History, Sophia Rosenfeld examines the way in which truth functions in democracies, providing historical context for the current crises in both truth...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jun 2019

Reasonable doubt and the birth of Enlightenment

There has rarely been a better time to write about skepticism than the current so-called post-truth era. Recent debates over fake news, alternative facts, and the role of expertise in public policy have shaken the United States,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Mar 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ is not Historical

The books of George R. R. Martin and the HBO fictional televisions series, Game of Thrones, are not historical. They do not bear any relation to the reality of the human past, have not been assembled according to the rules of historical discourse, and...
From: wartsandbrawls on 24 Aug 2017

The Kings of Post-Truth

OK, right, all this ‘post-truth’ malarkey, then. Now, you know you’re never going to get out-and-out politics in this blog, for reasons I might fully elucidate one day. But for various reasons, I’ve been getting a little peeved...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 9 Jan 2017

Uncertainty and the post-truth society

Niccolò Machiavelli knew about the importance of appearances. The word ‘Brexit’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time this month, only weeks after Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 18 Dec 2016

Stewarding a Canadian Culture of Comity

Elizabeth Mancke The election of Donald Trump as US president raises concerns about the impact on Canada: on trade, energy policy, currency exchanges, pipelines, climate change. Most anxiety inducing is the toxic turn of civic discourse, as the US political...
From: Borealia on 6 Dec 2016

Either/Or: Thomas More

I said that when I finally was able to get a copy of the May issue of BBC History Magazine, I'd read and comment on the cover article by Joanne Paul on "Thomas More: Saint or Sinner?". I had to wait until the Friday of the long Memorial Day weekend to...

The Forty Martyrs of England, Day by Day

The Catholic Truth Society, which used to offer a little booklet on the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, has been counting down to the Feast of the English Martyrs of England and Wales, which is on May, Their blog posts  in honor of the martyrs...

Re-Narrating Canadian History after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report six months ago, universities across the country are re-evaluating our practices. Both individually (as recently seen at the University of Winnipeg and Lakehead University)...
From: Borealia on 2 Dec 2015

More Bad News about England (and me?)

Father Dwight Longenecker and Joseph Pearce just led a Catholic pilgrimage to England. Father Longenecker writes on his blog:One of the most impressive things about this pilgrimage to England was the remembrance of a Catholic England that was not only...

Newman the Prophet on the Doctrine of Religious Liberalism

At the culmination of my Newman series last week at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, I presented some passages of Blessed John Henry Newman's "Biglietto Speech", made when he received the letter from Pope Leo XIII announcing his appointment as Cardinal...

History Carnival 135

If “Carnival” still makes you think of calypso or Bakhtin, you’ve been missing out.  The monthly History Carnival is a collection of – and showcase for – blog posts that say something about history.This month we have a number of fantastic...

Sleepy Hollow: Some Historical Perspective

Millions of people have become entranced by the new FOX show, Sleepy Hollow.  It has mystery, intrigue, and, above all else, a loveable cast of characters.  Turning Washington Irving’s tale of Ichabod Crane  into a woven narrative of apocalypticism...

Coherence and truth in the Acts and Monuments

Over Christmas I’ve been thinking about coherence in terms of its philosophical meaning.  Coherence theory attempts to look at how a single testimony can in itself be dubious unless tested against other testimonies, independently produced and reliant...
From: Sixteenth Century Scholars on 16 Jan 2014

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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.