S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
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Autobiographical Academic Alphabet

Looking back through my website's search hits for the past month, I came across this phrase: things that start with g in the middle ages. I don't know if whoever it was was searching for words like "gate" and "grail" or "giserne" and "godettus". But it set me to thinking - if I did have a list which would answer this sort of question, what kinds of things would it include? I could write up a history of medieval technology alphabet, but instead, here's one covering topics I've done graduate work on - or at least mentioned in passing while doing so.
Awareness
Bells
Clocks
Discovery
Europe
Fortitude
Geography
Hugh of St. Victor
Iconography
Justice
Kilwardby
Liberal Arts
Meteorology
Newness
Orthographia
Polydore Vergil
Quern
Remigius of Auxerre
Sandglass
Temperance
Urbino
Virtues
Windmills
XX
Ysis
Zetus


You're welcome to ask for explanations, as some of these are mighty cryptic. I didn't provide any since most of things should be fairly self-explanatory, at least to any of you who already know the sort of material I work on.
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