Friday, August 19, 2005

Sad Medievalist Humor

Sad Medievalist Humor



Given the tone of the rest of the book, I doubt this was intentional, but it still made me smile:

"[Charles] Martel did not simply hammer out this system through brute force"


What, another sad medievalist? moi?

8 comments:

Anastasia said...

i'm really pleased that I get this.

Ancarett said...

ROFL. Tell me, does he get to forge any alliances?

Another Damned Medievalist said...

I think he might ... LOL!

Greg said...

What book was it? What book was it???? How dare you leave us hanging!!!!

Another Damned Medievalist said...

OK -- I'm sooo not answering that. It would be wrong. More wrong than deriving fun from the quote.

Greg said...

Arrrggghhh! Okay, be that way. I doubt if it was intentional, anyway. Martel didn't get the nickname until a few centuries later, and in my experience, a lot of medievalists don't write with such a wry sense of humor. They can be funny in real life, but God forbid any humor gets into their books.

Derek the Ænglican said...

Yeah, it's a fascinating convention/genre restriction--academic writing has to suck...

Another Damned Medievalist said...

Greg -- I e-mailed you the name of the book