The Fifteenth Century is the Most Interesting Century

Medieval Indonesia
Jul 25, 2017 · 7 min read
The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum): totally unknown to fifteenth-century Italians.
A Frisian-Holstein cow (Bos taurus taurus): undoubtedly a marvel to the inhabitants of pre-Columbian Amazonia or the Yukon.

Catchcold Tower in the Southampton town walls, built in the early fifteenth century. The inverted keyhole gunports in the tower represent some of the world’s oldest-known purpose-built gunpowder fortifications. Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Southampton_-_mur_medieval_02.JPG (Incidentally, this area has been extensively re-modelled and there is no longer any grass or railing by the wall.)


Medieval Indonesia

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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