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Dissertations – The Making and Travelling of Knowledge

Maria Böhmer: “The Making and Travelling of Knowledge. A Biography of a Medical Case History in Nineteenth-Century Europe”

The dissertation is a close study of a single medical case history published by an Italian Professor of Surgery in 1806 which tells the story of a spectacular attempt at public self-crucifixion in Venice: Cesare Ruggieri’s…

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Dissertations

Careful with that axe Eugenia

I recommend this blog from Strange Company about… well, as (s)he says:

“For me, one of the innumerable joys of the “Illustrated Police News” is that while they did report on a lot of women who were victims of the domestic abuse, robberies, natural disasters and ‘orrible murders that were a staple of this august publication, they balanced this by depicting a remarkable number of kick-ass females who fought their own battles, took no prisoners, and generally raised hell.” 42 more words

Careful with that axe Eugenia

I recommend this blog from Strange Company about… well, as (s)he says:

“For me, one of the innumerable joys of the “Illustrated Police News” is that while they did report on a lot of women who were victims of the domestic abuse, robberies, natural disasters and ‘orrible murders that were a staple of this august publication, they balanced this by depicting a remarkable number of kick-ass females who fought their own battles, took no prisoners, and generally raised hell.” 42 more words

March 2, 1852

March 2nd Tuesday

1852 March  Have been assisting Mr Scott paper

again to day  Worked untill past nine

and feel very tired.  The paper is all on… 187 more words

19th Century

"The Return of The Native" - Thomas Hardy

*spoilers: DO NOT READ ON IF UNPREPARED*

It makes sense to start with a cheery slightly less hard[y]-hitting* post, as it’s only going to go downhill from here (classic novels tend to be depressing, there’s just something so thrilling about all that interminable groaning and gratuitous death) and so “ 373 more words

Depressing

Organised Crime in "The Mysteries of London" (1844)

The Mysteries of London was a long-running penny dreadful serial which ran between 1844 and 1846 and was the biggest selling novel of the Victorian era. 1,561 more words

History