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  • #2343
    Hans Hellinger
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    MS I.34 to be exact. The Feurworkbüch, or ‘Fireworks book’ – all about guns, gunpwder and explosives, state of the art for 1400

    This is a full PDF copy and translation, get it while it’s still there

    http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/35024/1/FINAL%20THESIS%20-%20MULLER.pdf

    #2354
    Thaeris
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    Oh, neat!

    I’ll need to remember to get that document sooner than later. Also, really fantastic presentation! I like that he makes note of the mythology of the Medieval caveman – yet, I’m also bothered that he still needs to make note of the falsehood of that notion even today. I do think it’s possible we’re getting ready to get out of the post-Victorian aeon mindset, but then, that may only be because because we see the world through a different lens than the public at large.

    #2355
    Hans Hellinger
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    Yeah I think medieval caveman is definitely still around.

    This pattern of “we thought it was just B.S. / for show / for fashion / due to superstition” but then “we found out some of this is real and works

    Over and over and over again.

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