Lascivious “Lascivie”

:: in November 25, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

[This post is unsuitable for Readers under 18 years old.]   Some time ago I have written about the 16th-century erotic prints (post available HERE) depicting various sexual positions. In that text I referred to the cycle by Agostino Carracci, which survived only in later copies. Today I would like…

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Sudden attack of Cupid

:: in August 31, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

I am well aware that recently I have not been posting often enough – I won’t lie to you, it is because I have been very busy lately. In August I had to prepare all the materials for the online lectures in English that I am about to have next…

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Shitload of fun

:: in July 28, 2021 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

I observe various medievalists on Twitter, and lately I came across a tweet that thoroughly amused me: apparently smiling poop emoji 💩 has a late medieval source of inspiration. As I like to repeat: everything already happened in the Middle Ages.     As it happens, the motif of excrement quite…

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Elephant and mandrake

:: in June 27, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

A few times already I have written about medieval bestiaries, that is about books on animals. They include descriptions of both fantastic beasts (see HERE and HERE), as well as real animals, albeit often with rather legendary approach (see HERE). In the latter group was undoubtedly and elephant. Medieval bestiaries…

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Medieval cats

:: in May 1, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

As it happens, lately I have been staying in a place with lots of cats. I do not consider myself as a cat person (I do not have my own cat), but I must admit, those cats are intriguing creatures. Especially when there is, let’s say, eight of them. As…

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