early modern world

anonymous asked:

My WIP is set in an early-modern medieval style world (think GoT, war of the roses etc) but I can't seem to find any writing or script blogs that offer prompts/information for this time period! Do you know any?

I can’t think of any blogs off the top of my head necessarily, but for prompts, I would recommend checking out these prompt generators: 

Seventh Sanctum Writing Generators

Chaotic Shiny - they have a bunch of different types of generators that may be helpful to you, specifically with the medieval aspect.

I did some quick Googling and found one called Fantasy Plot Generator that looks highly customizable, but I’ll add the caveat that I didn’t try it.

As for resources or information, I would suggest Googling Medieval (Country) and glancing at the Wikipedia article, which is usually the first return in a google search. At the bottom of the article, there’s usually some links to sources that may be useful to you as you delve further. This works for any topic and usually leads me in the right direction. 

Hope this was helpful!


A Historical Make Me Choose/Talk About Master-Meme

(Because there aren’t enough let’s face it)

Make me choose:

1. Between two historical figures

2. Between two historical ‘periods’, reigns or eras

3. Between two conflicts

4. Between two historical objects

5. Between two historical pieces of clothing or fashion trends

6. Between two factions (anything from Lancaster and York to Whig and Tory)

7. Between two concepts (this is flexible)

8. Between two ‘areas’ of history (social, economic, military, et.c.)

9. Between two forms of transport or specific vehicles (the Mary Rose, penny farthing)

10. Between two general objects (cannons, dolls, knives)

11. Between two dishes or foods

12. Between two historians

13. Between two events

14. Between two historical couples

15. Anything you want

Talk About:

1. See the Make Me Choose Section (favourite figure, couple, place, e.t.c.)

2. Something about your own family’s history

3. A historical theory, trope, or misconception you HATE

4. A historical event you wish you’d been a fly on the wall for

5. A historical figure who you think is overrated

6. A historical figure you think is underrated

7. The oldest thing you can see from where you are sitting (can be a person).

8.  A favourite random historical anecdote or fact

9. A historical myth/legend/rumour/story (flexible)

10. Something historical related to where you live

11. Something historical related to where you were born

12. Somewhere historical you’ve been

13. Somewhere historical you’d like to go

14. A historical form of a language or dead language you wish you could speak/hear spoken

15. A historical headcanon you have

16. A piece of heraldry, historical symbol, badge, flag, e.t.c. you like/associate with

17.  A historical figure you would most like to meet in their own time

18. A historical figure you would most like to bring to the modern day

19.  Historical dinner party (who would you invite, who would you seat next to each other, what would you talk about- GO)

20. Free choice

Feel free to add your own!

my teacher for ap world gave us a study assignment to make a powerpoint for (almost) every chapter of every unit. we have our own book that we use so im not sure if the chapters align to the books most schools use but the content should be the same

i will be updating this weekly when i can to add the powerpoints i just made, but please be patient! these take a lot of time but i really want to help other people succeed. 

the powerpoints include important points from each section and subsection, as well as an overview of the main topic for each section, as well as a top ten things to remember slide for every chapter.

i hope this helps!

unit one - foundations (8000 BCE - 600 BCE)

chapter 1 - hunter-gatherer societies

chapter 2 - the first civilizations

unit two - classical age (600 BCE - 600 CE)

chapter 3 - greece and persia

chapter 4 - the roman world

chapter 5 - india and china

unit three - post classical era (600 - 1450)

chapter 8 - the islamic world

chapter 9 - africa

chapter 10 - east asia

chapter 12 - western europe

chapter 13 - the mongols

chapter 14 - the americas

unit four - early modern world (1450-1750)

chapter 15 - western europe

chapter 16 - colonial america

chapter 17 - colonial africa

chapter 19 - gunpowder empires

chapter 20 - east asia

unit five - industrial era (1750-1900)

chapter 21 - enlightenment, nationalism, and revolutions

chapter 22 - the industrial revolution

chapter 23 - turkey, china, japan, and the west

chapter 24 - global links and imperialism

World War I marked the end of one phase of the nationalizing process, the phase that had begun with the American and French revolutions, the phase that had been announced much earlier by the declaration of Aguirre and the revolt of the Dutch grandees. The conflicting claims of old and newly-constituted nations were in fact the causes of that war. Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as Greece, Serbia and colonial Latin America, had already taken on most of the attributes of their nationalistic predecessors, had become national empires, monarchies and republics, and the more powerful of the new arrivals aspired to take on the main missing attribute, the colonial empire. During that war, all the mobilizable components of the two remaining dynastic empires, the Ottoman and the Hapsburg, constituted themselves into nations. When bourgeoisies with different languages and religions, such as Turks and Armenians, claimed the same territory, the weaker were treated like so-called American Indians; they were exterminated. National Sovereignty and Genocide were - and still are - corollaries.

The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism

Fredy Perlman

Meta Monday: Pets

“A direwolf is a savage beast. Sooner or later it would have turned on your girl the same way the other did on my son. Get her a dog, she’ll be happier for it.”—Robert Baratheon

We are sometimes taught that affection was an invention of the early modern world. Medieval life was nasty, brutish, and short, so they couldn’t develop any emotional bonds. Some historians would have you believe medieval people didn’t even love their children, so why would they love their animals? Meanwhile, GRRM populates his medieval inspired world with pets both mundane and extraordinary. Is that like much else in Westeros pure fantasy or did medieval people keep animals as cherished companions?

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Franz von Stuck (1863–1928, Germany)

Franz von Stuck was a German painter, sculptor, engraver, and architect. He founded of the Munich Secession, which like the better-known one in Vienna, was a movement to break from the conservative Academic establishment of the time, and to promote art in new styles.

His style is centred around Symbolism and Art Nouveau. His focus on mythological and fantastical scenes of figures engaged in dance, struggle, or in serene poses with questioning glances towards the viewer came to define early modern art up to World War I.

The nature of the relationship between male and female bodies has dominated the history of the body, and underpinned many claims about gender in the eighteenth century. Thomas Laqueur, whose important work is central to historians’ understandings of sex differences, proposes that the relationship between male and female underwent a major transformation during the eighteenth century. In the early-modern world, a “one-sex model” was dominant. This model was based on the humoral system, which portrayed the body as comprising four humors of different qualities - cold, hot, moist and dry - and according to which individuals were believed to vary in humoral composition.

Though women were always dominated by cold and moist humors, and men by hot and dry humors, differences of sexy were differences of degree. The way in which this became clearest was in the apparent parity of male and female genitals: “The penis becomes the cervix and vagina, the prepuce becomes the female pudenda.” During the eighteenth century, this way of understanding was replaced by a “two-sex model” in which women and men were now anatomical opposites.

This argument for the growing hegemony of models of difference in discussions of gender mirrors work on race and nationality. The eighteenth century saw the rise of “racial science,” according to Nicholas Hudson, which replaced the notion of “nation” as a way of describing political and social differences between groups with the notion of “races” that displayed “common traits of body and mind.” Londa Schiebinger has gone so far as to name the eighteenth century as “the great age of classification,” in which “age, sex, and nation…emerged as the central categories of analysis.” Physical differences were stressed in new languages and new ways of thinking, and changing visions of male and female bodies were therefore part of a more general rise of new forms of classification, a united process of “the ontologising via embodiment of sex and racial difference.” In theorizing on both sex and race, difference was based on the physical rather than the cultural. While in the one-sex world physical differences were the product of a cultural “gender,” for example, during the eighteenth century these physical “sex” differences were redefined as foundational to gender.

—  Karen Harvey, Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century

fairlyel  asked:

what exactly is medieval art??

Medieval (from Latin ‘medium aevum’) = Middle Age, ie the period between the Classical (or ancient) world and the Renaissance (or Early Modern/premodern world). 

The Middle Ages in Europe and Western Asia, for example, has sometimes been described as a thousand-year period, centered largely on the Judeo-Christian communities of the Roman Empire, East and West, in Europe, Western Asia, and the Mediterranean Basin from about the 4th century through the mid-15th century. 


zodiarch  asked:

I think I might have miscommunicated my intent: the character is not an archer for sport, but as profession, a bit like the English longbowmen; the setting is a pre-modern/early-modern world one (sorry; character limits were an issue in that ask). Thank you very much for the answer, though! I appreciate it and it should help.

Yeah, I got that but considering professional bowmen have more or less been made redundant in a modern age people who do archery for sport are probably the next closest reference you’re going to find. If you want, in a modern day and age, to find good archer references for whatever reason my advice would be googling something like “archery competition”, “archery champion”, “competitive archery”, “archery club”, “winning archer”, “archery hunting” anything like that.

I am trying really hard not to be rude here but I don’t know what difference you expect that to make in advice that basically amounted to “use google and consider other factors”. “Being an archer” isn’t going to define the character’s physique, Are they and endomorph? Ectomorph? Mesomorph? What kind of physical activity do they participate in? Do they stand on a hill all day and wait for a deer to pass by? Do they chase enemy soldiers through the forest? Do they stealth around hostile territory and avoid confrontation? Do they sit in bed and eat bonbons waiting for the call to arms? Do they work on the farm when they aren’t supplying archery services? Are they well fed? Are they struggling to sustain themselves? What kind of food do they eat? Do they have a long trek to and from where they live and where they work? Are they on the road a lot? Do they walk? Do they ride a horse? Do they nap in a cart pulled by oxen while they commute? Do they chop their own firewood and carry their own water? Those are the kinds of questions you should be asking yourself because they’re the ones that are going to help you decide what your character will look like more than “does archery”.