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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If you like Life in a Medieval City, you might also enjoy The Medieval Machine : The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages [amazon.com], by Jean Gimpel. The author is an academic, a self-described medievalist, and one of a dying breed of historian.

    The book is quite readable, and points out a host of issues that we frequently overlook today. Like how a medieval monestary was designed like a machine, including running water. Cathedrals are also a testament to the stone masons and architects of the day, building on

    • Cool! I also read Michael Crichton's latest book, Timeline [amazon.com], which is about time-travelling archaeologists. There was a lot of "this is what it was really like" medievalism there, too. Like the RenFair without the fat chicks in velvet.



      Historical architecture is cool. Some day I'll finish the copy of Vitruvius I keep in the vomitorium :-)



      --Nat