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Aug 30, 2011 04:01PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 225 of 736
7 pages in a month! Yeah, I think it's time to stop pretending.
Sep 30, 2011 08:55PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 191 of 736
After a month and a half, I've finally finished...Part 1. I guess those chapters on trade and manufacturing and agriculture just didn't grab my attention...
Aug 23, 2011 08:32PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 157 of 736
Uh-oh. Staaaaaaaaaalled.
Aug 20, 2011 06:27PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 148 of 736
Just bought my own copy. Now I can read at an even slower pace!
Aug 05, 2011 09:44PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 142 of 736
Thought this would be a quick read, but I'm going much slower than I'd like. Guh. Still, it's endlessly fascinating, so I'm going to take this as a sign that I should buy the book and keep reading at my own pace.
Jul 31, 2011 09:57PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 119 of 736
Trade guilds in the 18th century were very selective of members, and "contamination by contact" with undesirables was cause for exclusion: "In 1725 in Brandenburg, for example, a cloth-maker was ejected from his guild when it came to light that his wife's grandmother was allegedly descended from a shepherd. A cobbler spotted drinking with the local hangman suffered the same fate."
Jul 27, 2011 10:58PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 99 of 736
"Commenting on the ubiquity of the Dutch fleet in 1667, Sir William Batten, Surveyor of the Royal Navy, exclaimed to Samuel Pepys: 'By God! I think the Devil shits Dutchmen!'
Jul 21, 2011 10:32PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 84 of 736
"How happy were good English Faces/ Til Mounsieur [sic] from France/ Taught Pego a dance/ To the tune of old Sodom's Embraces// But now we are quite out of Fashion:/ Poor Whores may be Nuns/ Since Men turn their Guns/ And vent on each other their passion" ("The Women's Complaint to Venus", 1698, regarding homosexuality)
Jul 17, 2011 09:50PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 78 of 736
On the treatment of women: "For the overwhelming majority of Europeans, of course, it was the Bible which provided the most compelling justification for discrimination. From the rich store to be found in that misogynistic compendium..." PREACH IT, PROFESSOR BLANNING.
Jul 17, 2011 09:17PM
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Jacob
Jacob is on page 64 of 736
Discussion of mortality rates in regards to war, famine, and plague. I had hoped for an overview of a Thirty Years War, at least in a "Previously, on the last episode" kind of recap, but no such luck. Even more reason to read C. V. Wedgwood's history.
Jul 17, 2011 02:18PM
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