Rosalie Gilbert’s new book from Mango Press, The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, is informative for readers new to the more private side of the Middle Ages. Given how terrible conditions were for most women (and men) at the time, compared to the present day, it would have been easy for the author… Continue reading Medieval Women: Their Sex Lives and Medieval Sex in General
Lisa Beth Kovetz and I on the latest segment posted now at YouTube. Lisa Beth is a great host and it was a lot of fun seeing all the different movie clips she worked into our discussion.
The delays due to Covid were not as grim as I feared. My book is now officially in stock. The official listing, and you can order direct from Rowman and Littlefield. And Bookshop. Fresh from the warehouse! If you buy the print edition from Bookshop, the proceeds go to help independent booksellers. Ebook eition is also… Continue reading The Clock and the Camshaft is Available
In Prague this week. The ‘old city’ section is a treat for history of science buffs. We managed to get a perch in front of the medieval astronomical clock in the Square. This is the oldest operating clock in the world, and the third oldest overall, surviving from the fifteenth century. The clock strikes on… Continue reading Prague’s Grand Old Astronomical Clock
“Grosseteste most often features in accounts of medieval thought because of his contribution to the scientific method, and for what has been called his ‘metaphysics of light’. Although Grosseteste spoke, in his commentary on the Posterior Analytics, on how to reach a universal principle based on experience (principium universale experimentale), the claim sometime made that… Continue reading Quotes of Note