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"We present a set of large pedigrees, reconstructed using ancient DNA, spanning nine generations and comprising around 300 individuals. We uncover a strict patrilineal kinship system, in which patrilocality and female exogamy were the norm and multiple reproductive partnering and levirate unions were common. The absence of consanguinity indicates that this society maintained a detailed memory of ancestry over generations."

Gnecchi-Ruscone, G.A., Rácz, Z., Samu, L. et al. Network of large pedigrees reveals social practices of Avar communities. Nature (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-024-07312-4

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"We present a set of large pedigrees, reconstructed using ancient DNA, spanning nine generations and comprising around 300 individuals. We uncover a strict patrilineal kinship system, in which patrilocality and female exogamy were the norm and multiple reproductive partnering and levirate unions were common. The absence of consanguinity indicates that this society maintained a detailed memory of ancestry over generations."

Gnecchi-Ruscone, G.A., Rácz, Z., Samu, L. et al. Network of large pedigrees reveals social practices of Avar communities. Nature (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-024-07312-4

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The virtues of the historical mind

"Being historically minded is about having a certain orientation to history, being alive and alert to the fact that almost everything we take for granted in culture today, especially values, has its own roots and its own complex journey, a history of how it came to be."

https://biblonia.com/2024/04/24/the-virtues-of-the-historical-mind/

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"Despite their seemingly factual nature, Renaissance maps are considered significant art objects. How can we best read them to understand more about this period?"

Romano, Daniella. "How to Read Renaissance Maps (7 Tips)" TheCollector.com, https://www.thecollector.com/how-read-renaissance-map-tips/ (accessed April 22, 2024).

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"Despite their seemingly factual nature, Renaissance maps are considered significant art objects. How can we best read them to understand more about this period?"

Romano, Daniella. "How to Read Renaissance Maps (7 Tips)" TheCollector.com, https://www.thecollector.com/how-read-renaissance-map-tips/ (accessed April 22, 2024).

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I’ve been given the Janet Arnold Award by the Society of Antiquaries to recreate clothing described in the Tudor song, Greensleeves.
Really excited to be working on this project with a team of superb costume historians.
Among other things, there will be a video to come in the future, and a book about Greensleeves & early modern clothing in music and song, but in the meantime, here is our recording of the words and music…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pej-PqWDJ4U&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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The Kaiser's Nazi Funeral

"He gave express instructions that his funeral was not to include Nazi symbolism, as he had been a vocal critic of Hitler and particularly his anti-semitic policies. But, the Nazis ignored the Kaiser's wishes and he was given a funeral containing a lot of NSDAP symbolism. It was a final insult from Hitler, who despised the Kaiser and all he stood for."

https://youtu.be/TStueb045t4

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My Little Sweet Darling
An anonymous Tudor lullaby (sometimes attributed to William Byrd.)
The song is found in multiple sources, and may originally have been sung in “A tragedy called Oedipus,” an Elizabethan translation of a Latin play by Seneca.

Sam Brown: lute
Eleanor Cramer: soprano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW8pcxXAtqk&ab_channel=Passamezzo

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The History of Byzantium
Episode 1 - An Introduction

https://shows.acast.com/b53d3462-8bc8-46b5-875c-99d8b173ed52/ad172bfc-82c9-4445-bb7f-59069f1f1a2a

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WW2 Japan's White Soldiers

"In World War II, the Germans used some Asian soldiers, but did the Japanese employ any Caucasians in its army? Find out the full story here."

https://youtu.be/JvgBicIU9mo

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Hitler's Asians - The Turkestan Legion

"The Germans recruited widely, but one of the most exotic units they created was the Turkestan Legion, made up Turkic-speaking men from Central Asia."

https://youtu.be/vZWeIrLuEww

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The silent record

"The historian’s avowed mission is to reduce the layers and broker the optimal relationship with the distant recorded past. But ultimately, history becomes an asymptote, a line approaching but never quite touching the past."

https://biblonia.com/2024/04/10/the-silent-record/

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"The Sumerians innovated with the world’s first written language, cuneiform, on clay tablets, facilitating record-keeping for food supplies and trade. This advancement, alongside their development of a numerical system, laid foundational aspects of modern society."

Uggerud, Kristoffer. "How Did Mesopotamia Become the Cradle of Civilization?" TheCollector.com, https://www.thecollector.com/mesopotamia-cradle-of-civilization/ (accessed April 9, 2024). @histodon @histodons

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"Rereading the sources surveyed by Green and Fancy, we have found no evidence in the various texts that would tie the various epidemics/pandemics in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt to plague, supposedly brought unintentionally by the advancing Mongol army that besieged Baghdad in early 1258."

Brack, J., Biran, M. and Amitai, R. (2024) ‘Plague and the Mongol conquest of Baghdad (1258)? A reevaluation of the sources’, Medical History, pp. 1–19. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/mdh.2023.38. @histodon @histodons

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🇬🇧 🇺🇸 "On this day in 1955, Sir Winston Churchill retired as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Here is a British Movietone report from 1942 when Sir Churchill addressed Congress." https://youtu.be/vPKaDnzCH2g @histodon @histodons

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🇬🇧 🇺🇸 "On this day in 1955, Sir Winston Churchill retired as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Here is a British Movietone report from 1942 when Sir Churchill addressed Congress." https://youtu.be/vPKaDnzCH2g @histodon @histodons

bibliolater , to earlymodern group
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"The modus operandi of men like Hawkins was to sail to Guinea, acquire a cargo of enslaved people, by force and/or barter, and ship them to the Spanish Caribbean and Mexico.91 Here, Hawkins would claim inclement weather had forced him to the area (a tactic used by many illicit traders), offer platitudes to local officials and sometimes promise to help clear out foreign pirates from the area.92 In return, he asked the Spanish to purchase his enslaved people. If that failed, he became aggressive, after which the local elites, often under-manned and in relatively lightly defended settlements, would agree to purchase his human cargo."

Gary Paul Baker, Craig Lambert, ‘William Fowler’, Sir William Garrard, Sir John Hawkins and the Sixteenth-Century Atlantic Slave Trade, The English Historical Review, 2024;, cead213, https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/cead213 @histodon @histodons @earlymodern

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"The modus operandi of men like Hawkins was to sail to Guinea, acquire a cargo of enslaved people, by force and/or barter, and ship them to the Spanish Caribbean and Mexico.91 Here, Hawkins would claim inclement weather had forced him to the area (a tactic used by many illicit traders), offer platitudes to local officials and sometimes promise to help clear out foreign pirates from the area.92 In return, he asked the Spanish to purchase his enslaved people. If that failed, he became aggressive, after which the local elites, often under-manned and in relatively lightly defended settlements, would agree to purchase his human cargo."

Gary Paul Baker, Craig Lambert, ‘William Fowler’, Sir William Garrard, Sir John Hawkins and the Sixteenth-Century Atlantic Slave Trade, The English Historical Review, 2024;, cead213, https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/cead213 @histodon @histodons @earlymodern

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🇺🇸 "Local and state laws quickly targeted Chinese immigrants, often forcing them to pay fees and abandon their traditional methods of doing things. Government employment, and even the use of public schools, was banned for the Chinese. Courts typically excluded testimony from Chinese immigrants, meaning any legal disputes between Chinese and white residents would almost automatically be decided in favor of the white party."

Rust, Owen. "The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: Racism on a Federal Level" TheCollector.com, https://www.thecollector.com/chinese-exclusion-act-1882/ (accessed April 3, 2024). @histodon @histodons

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"Local and state laws quickly targeted Chinese immigrants, often forcing them to pay fees and abandon their traditional methods of doing things. Government employment, and even the use of public schools, was banned for the Chinese. Courts typically excluded testimony from Chinese immigrants, meaning any legal disputes between Chinese and white residents would almost automatically be decided in favor of the white party."

Rust, Owen. "The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: Racism on a Federal Level" TheCollector.com, https://www.thecollector.com/chinese-exclusion-act-1882/ (accessed April 3, 2024). @histodon @histodons

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"What is the most boring history book you have read, and why? Excruciating tedium can have intellectual value, says George Garnett." https://www.historytoday.com/archive/making-history/defence-boring-books @histodon @histodons @bookstodon

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"Prominent atheists insist that the Roman emperor Constantine never really converted to Christianity, pretended to adopt the faith as a political ploy and created the Bible at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. And all these claims are total garbage." https://youtu.be/3HBv_X6k35g @histodon @histodons @religion

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"Prominent atheists insist that the Roman emperor Constantine never really converted to Christianity, pretended to adopt the faith as a political ploy and created the Bible at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. And all these claims are total garbage."https://youtu.be/3HBv_X6k35g @histodon @histodons @religion

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🧵 : this the first in a series of that will eventually be stitched together into a related to 📚 and 📘. (1)

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"It is about the Land according to the redefined Judaism that emerged in the centuries following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE. This Judaism replaced the temple cult with Torah study - a study that pertained in part to that very temple cult, that became a portable homeland, and that reconfigured the Land."

Cordoni, C. (01 Mar. 2024). Reconfiguring the Land of Israel, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Available From: Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004696761 [Accessed 02 April 2024]. @histodon @histodons
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"It is about the Land according to the redefined Judaism that emerged in the centuries following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE. This Judaism replaced the temple cult with Torah study - a study that pertained in part to that very temple cult, that became a portable homeland, and that reconfigured the Land."

Cordoni, C. (01 Mar. 2024). Reconfiguring the Land of Israel, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Available From: Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004696761 [Accessed 02 April 2024]. @histodon @histodons @bookstodon (78)

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