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221bitssmallerontheoutside:

Knife Blade

I’m a writer not a murderer

*I’m a cook not a murderer

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museumofmodernerotica said: Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?

blue-author:

medievalpoc:

Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

Russia, 1899:

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Switzerland, c. 1800:

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Netherlands, 1658:

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Poland, 1539:

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Germany, 1480s:

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Spain, 1420s:

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France, 1332:

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Scotland, England, France, 1280s:

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France, 1220s:

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England, 1178:

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Belgium, 1084:

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Greece, c. 1000:

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Spain, 850s:

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Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:

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England, c. 300 AD:

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Scotland, c. 100 AD:

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Italy, 79 AD:

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Greece, 170 B.C.:

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Greece, 300 B. C.:

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Greece, 400s B.C.

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Greece, 500s B.C.:

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Egypt, 1200s B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:

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Romania, 34,000 B.C.:

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The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

I’m astonished at the level of restraint the blogger is showing here. Here’s a blog that documents with paintings that people of color existed in all walks of life throughout medieval and classical Europe, and someone still manages to come along and ask, “But how did the painters know what these mysterious and exotic people from far-off lands looked like?”

alicexz:

Do you know what love is? I’ll tell you: it is whatever you can still betray.
― John le Carré

One hour studies.

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My Brother:

Is it illegal to expose yourself to a blind person?

My Brother:

Why is it called a building when it's already built?

My Brother:

If money doesn't grow on trees, why do banks have branches?

My Brother:

When something is shipped by ship it's called cargo, but when something is shipped by car it's called a shipment...

My Brother:

If love is blind, then why is lingerie so popular?

My Brother:

Why is impediment so hard to say when used to describe someone who has a hard time talking?

My Brother:

What's the speed of dark?

Me:

-awake forever trying to figure out all the answers-

Starkids: Then and Now

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mishawinsexster:

Basically Sam and Dean in a nutshell, with Dean somehow managing to convey sass just through sitting and Sam looking slightly bedraggled and once again too large for the immediate area

mishawinsexster:

Basically Sam and Dean in a nutshell, with Dean somehow managing to convey sass just through sitting and Sam looking slightly bedraggled and once again too large for the immediate area

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When the doors of stone finally comes out

unholymotherofvirtue:

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Understatement of the millennium.

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“I’m to be whipped and admitted to the Arcanum."
He looked at me curiously, trying to see if I was making a joke. “I’m sorry? Congratulations?” He made a shy smile at me. “Do I buy you a bandage or a beer?”

—   Patrick Rothfuss, Kingkiller (via myfantasyquotes)

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wingedwolves:

inspiration for crowns & tiaras

"queens crowned in golden-jeweled halos, rule like angels among demons. their eyes shine like ethereal emeralds and stunning sapphires."

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nothingbutthedreams:

Malcolm Reynolds gives some good life advice

Excellent life advice as always.

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