Friday, March 27, 2020

Literary Hoaxes, First Frankenstein Film, Medieval Swords

Literary Hoaxes and the Ethics of Authorship
- Louis Menand, The New Yorker

The First Film Version of Frankenstein, Newly Restored!
- Wendi Maloney, The Library of Congress Blog

A Brief Guide to Medieval Swords
- Geeks Are Sexy


  1. What are the dates supposed to be next to the swords? The Basket hilt could easily be one from the 1630s and the military sabre hilt looks like it’s from much later.

    1. I'm not exactly sure, but I was assuming those dates marked the height of the sword's popularity/usage.

  2. The image labeled a gladius is in fact a spatha, widely used in the late Empire and a predecessor of the Carolingian sword/Viking sword.