hoo wrote:This is really great, Huck - I can't believe how fast you track this stuff down. And how fast you type !!!
... .-) ... yes, more or less I've a 1-finger-system, but for copy-and-paste I need two. This works well.
I've just spent most of my free time for the last 3 days organizing files and then burning back-up DVD's, to free up necessary space on my hard drive. Reading books while I sit and wait 25 minutes for each disk.
Sounds, as if you either has a very old computer or you collect too much movies ...
This 'Bauer trump' is just exactly what I was imagining in my post on the other thread that you refer to above
Your reply to that post is a history lesson I am still taking in. I think for future discussions relating to this character in the cards, maybe I should use this thread, as the new branch from that other thread 'Weird Old German Book and 17th Century Teaching Card Games.' The history you posted there,
of Cologne, and this farmer/warrior character, the 'Bauer' has a lot of interesting things about it for me. There is the martial arts aspect, and the similarity of the Bauers use of a 'flail' as a weapon, with the nunchaku of Okinawa, already discussed on the other thread. And there is much more -
I have been reading about Bohemia, and specifically the story of the 'Winter King' Frederick V (the "Elector Palatine").
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_ ... r_Palatine
It is a very fascinating part of history for anyone interested in the Renaissance, and the occult, or the beginnings of the scientific revolution. The book I am reading is 'The Rosicrucain Enlightenment' by Frances Yates. Now, because of your amazing research and accompanying lengthy post on the other thread,
I have a much clearer idea of the political system of that region of Europe at that time. You did an incredible job of explaining a very complicated arrangement of Renaissance kingdoms.
Your history of the Bauer himself is quit good, and really puts some fine detail on the many mentions of the farmer in historical accounts of medieval and Renaissance warfare. And so I am quite glad and enthusiastic over the fact that you have found an example of this character in the Major Arcana of the Tarot after all.[/quote]
Thanks for the compliments, but I actually can't really decipher, what you found so good. Naturally, I live here, in Europe, and I know usually a lot more about history than other Europeans and especially if the topic is about playing cards. Do you mean the report about the Rosicrucians or just the battle of Worringen? For Worringen it's easy, I live here and I started to think, how this developed. So there are with "living in Europe" a lot of moments of private's Aha's, which with the time connect to a worldview and an interpretation about the how and why ... which you naturally miss, if you live in US-America and has to learn, how American society and history operate with other another how and why.
For the general tornado, as you called it in the other thread, I just have to discipline my mind, that I learn the details about the existing decks and documents to playing cards till 1750. So I'm walking around and fill my holes and dark spots and I document it, that it gets clear to me and a little bit also for others. Actually my preference is for 14th and 15th century, but for the moment I take a sort of expansion tour ... it's just necessary, that I know that, too ... Naturally it is already structured by earlier smaller excursions ... History is a large field, indeed ...