Questions related to 15th Century History
As part of my dissertation I want to problematise, analyse and assess the Florentine Codex as a source that can provide a truly indigenous perspective. Although indigenous people were part of the project, many eurocentric biases and categories can be found in the text such as the classifications in good and evil. Not used to binary thinking those categories especially in Book 10 show the European influence. Can anyone suggest more ways to problematise the Florentine Codex, in what way it allows us to understand indigenous life and what further limitations it has? Due to the strikes in the UK I have not been able to speak to my dissertation tutor for about a month now and I am not sure whether it is possible to contact her before the deadline so any feedback would be fantastic!
After a PhD about the public land registries from the rural spaces of medieval and early modern Southern France, I am beginning new researches about the role of the surveyors in the same region.
I am very interested in improving our knowledge of this underestimated microcosme, which inserts between the masses and the notables of the countryside, whether these last ones were noble persons or commoners.
I will take with pleasure any bibliographical information or archives references.
I am interested in bridging symptoms of bristles, fibers and hairs projecting from the skin in association with a bug or worm crawling sensation (originally described by Sir Thomas Browne in association with the Languedoc region and expanded on in Kellett 1935) to mercury exposure. The production of draperies correlates well and I theorized the use of cinnabar in dyes, but have yet to confirm.