Dustsceawung
Reflection on the remains of the past as a way of emphasising the transience of life was such a common theme in Old English literature that they had a special word for this motif: Dustsceawung, 'contemplation of the dust.'

I blog history things. I am particularly interested in medieval history and the history of science and medicine, as well as osteoarchaeology and palaeopathology. So you will probably see a lot of those topics here. My ask is always open for questions, suggestions, requests, or anything else you feel compelled to say.

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The Juxtaposition of Brutality and Piety: this is, perhaps, not my most successful moment as a PR representative for the Middle Ages.
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The Juxtaposition of Brutality and Piety: this is, perhaps, not my most successful moment as a PR representative for the Middle Ages.

(image taken from http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2572708599_5fb3afd40d.jpg)

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