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The pioneering sociologist Norbert Elias published The Civilizing Process in 1939 with the aim of tracing how Europeans came to imagine what it meant to be “civilized.” In the book, he argues that increasing interdependence in society—in which difference social … Continue reading
Maerten van Heemskerck: Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the Ancient World (1535); click for detail.
Parmigianino (1503-1540): A Crab Holding a Mussel Open with its Claws
Ambroise Paré’s designed this mechanical hand—which he named “Le Petit Lorrain” — in the 1550’s for a French Army captain. The thumb is stationary, but a mechanical lever operates the other fingers. This illustration is taken from a 1663 edition … Continue reading
Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: A Young Daughter of the Picts (ca. 1585) An engraving based on this miniature appeared in the section on Picts and ancient Britons in Thomas Hariot’s Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land … Continue reading
John Ogilby: America- Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World (1671); the book is an English translation of Arnold Montanus’s De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld. The title of this plate is “Viztlipuztli idolum Mexicanorum” —The Mexicans’ … Continue reading