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September 23rd, 2007

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04:10 pm - Greetings...

Just wanted to sail in and say "hello" 

Most of my thesis work has centered on thirteenth century Dominican manuscripts but I keep finding myself slipping back a few centuries to explore other worlds.  I'm looking foward to meeting some of the folks here and reading all the intelligent postings!  

I'm nothing if not eclectic.

~ Frigate

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Date:September 24th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Hello, it's nice to meet you! Sorry to say, this community is pretty dead. There have been just a handful of posts since I joined. I should do something to change that now that I'm back at school again . . .

Again, welcome! My interests center around the fifth century, but the world of the "High Middle Ages" is so fascinating, too. Nothing wrong with being eclectic.
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Date:September 24th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks and it's great to meet you too! One of my buddies in grad school is a fifth century man and has lured me there repeatedly. There were so few of us working in early modern history we had to band together for protection : )

Hope we can raise some life here!
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Date:September 25th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
The thirteenth century is "early modern"? Wow, I did not know that!
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Date:September 25th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
That was our loose, and probably completely inappropriate title for anything prior to 1500! Technically the whole period would just be pre-modern, but there were so few of us in the "program" we sort of lumped all the names together! I was the "latest" of the crew and the only Latinist. I would just nod appreciatively whenever my buds would go off on Origen or desert hagiography. We made quite a soup, let me tell you.
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Date:September 24th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)

Intros all around

Hear Hear! Since this is turning into an "intro" thread, I'll join in. I'm an archaeology grad student working on the textile industry in late antiquity, and have an interest in Byzantine influence in Italy up to about the 9th century.
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Date:September 24th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Intros all around

That should be interesting! I have to admit I'm a little in the dark on how much the Eastern Empire and Italy were trading in textiles at that point (beyond the more obvious things like silk) but Byzantine textiles in general are - yum! Good luck with your studies and be sure to fill us in!

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