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Re: The World

Well, what is the back? eta: sorry, life intervened. Continued. Kaplan, V. II, p. 293, describes this card along with five others of "group 4." For three of those cards, he describes & shows the backs. And says, Three cards lack back designs and front borders, since the sheet of paper glued to the b...

Re: The Marriage Contract

A better word? Yikes, I dunno! I was focused on the concept of a social contract in political philosophy sense. Mercenaries. I'm liking the on-line Encyclopedia Britannica a million times more than Wikipedia or websites put up by who-knows-who. Someone who claims to know what they're talking about. ...

Re: The Marriage Contract

I would like to clarify that these kinds of "contracts" are nothing like what we think of today. So the term might be misleading. A contract implies equal parties competent to decide whether to participate or refuse. The relationship between ruler and subject in this period in Europe is nothing like...

Re: The monkey's turban

Well there are at least three different children of the planet hausbuch pictures showing magicians and monkeys, so. Hausbuch_Wolfegg_17r_Luna.jpg 01ChilofMoon.jpg calendarlunacopyDETsm.jpg ........... A knowledgeable friend who rarely posts here asks, Why would you think that the monkey is wearing a...

Re: The monkey's turban

turban-wise, there's this, p. 166: http://www.scribd.com/doc/45027523/Orientalizing-Costume-in-Early-Fifteenth-Century-French-Manuscript-Painting-Cite-des-Dames-Master-Limbourg-Brothers-Boucicaut-Master-and-Bedford-M and a photo, late 1800's, http://www.englishheritageprints.com/travelling_performer...

Re: The Marriage Contract

... What I am concerned about or why I think it matters is that in 1450 and those years around that time all these soldiers that had won lands, counties, fiefdoms etc started to have written these verbal triumphs, almost as if they had to prove they were of some sort of Noble birth because of their...

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