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mcausten_sister

mcausten_sister

Joined November 2016

Medieval History PhD student. Too many books, too few time.
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"As his your of duty went on, greater familiarity with the settlers only deepened his loathing: 'I hate the guts of them all,' he told Lady Erskine; 'they are all middle-class sluts.'

Finally, a white man I can respect in colonial Kenya.

#history #BritishHistory

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Ecological Imperialism | Alfred W. Crosby
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Imagine being the guy whose expedition got defeated by their own rabbits.

#medievalhistory #gradsy #gradschool

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The preface already has me excited.

#nonfiction #americanfire

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Kafka came right for me, didn't he?

#germanlit #foreignlit #kafka

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I'm really digging Kafka.

#kafka #germanlit

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Erasmus Darwin, proponent of evolution before his grandson Charles, Enlightened scholar, and fan of food could not spell a lick.

"BritishHistory

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Forcing myself to put this down so I can do grad school work, but it has been nice not reading something for school. Blazed through the first two books and looking forward to finishing the last one. Kwan's satirical voice is a bit frustrating to get used to, but eventually you appreciate it.

#fiction

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This book and I have problems, starting with the name.

#Gradly #history

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A dude bro wrote this.

#CanIintroduceYouToMaryShelley

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Ancient Greek Legends | Eduard Petika
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On this episode of Greek history: Socrates might be bae.

#Gradly #History #AncientHistory

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The Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
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I teach this beauty the week we return from 🦃break. Heavy stuff, but I'm so excited that the World War II unit is giving me a chance to finally read it.

#History #TheHolocaust #GraphicNovels #Maus #Thanksgiving

Bradleygirl I remember doing this one in college. That was a privilege 13mo
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When you're computer stops working--- eat.

#WhatTheFuckComputer

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Took my work to a local coffee shop today. Not very productive in my boyfriend's home.

#Gradly #MedievalHistory

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Note to self: come back for these.

#Gradly #MedievalHistory #ReligousHistory

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Who wants to read this book for me then tell me the important bits? This book... is not fun.

#Gradly #GradSchool #History #Historiography

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I just want you all to be aware that in medieval Dutch a fruit tree is called a fruutboomen.

#History #MedievalHistory #Gradly

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Gender | Ivan Illich
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100% I giggled.

#Gradly #Historiography

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Winnie has decided to take interest in the creation of high Middle Ages manuscripts from England.

#CatsofLitsy #Gradsy #MedievalHistory #History

umbrellagirl Winnie has good taste 💙 1y
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Have I been productive today? Have I? The currently overwhelmed PhD student? Been? Productive? NO I FREAKING HAVEN'T

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Started this beauty tonight. She's a heavy one, but I gotta be finished with her by next Wednesday.

#GradSchoolisHeavyLifting #Gradly

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Brown's contention with the historiography, his argument, and his topic is wildly interesting. Unfortunately, his writing is not. It is a sad combination, so unless you are interested in religious history and the rise of the saints, and don't mind dry writing, 10/10 would not recommend you read.

However, because I AM interested in this topic and it was fascinating I'm reviewing this as "pick" book.

#MedievalHistory #History #Gradly

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The Everlasting Man | G.K. Chesterton
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This might be the best thing I will read the entire semester.

#Gradly #Historiography #History

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Wheelock's Latin 7th Edition | Richard A. LaFleur
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Don't mind me. I'm just trying to cram Latin into my brain at 10PM so I'm sort of ready for my quiz tomorrow.

#Latin #ForeignLanguagesAreHard #AtLeastItIsntFrenchAnymore #Gradly

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I LOVE medieval christianity and I can not be more excited to start this book! Everything about religion at that time is maddeningly fascinating to me.

#ReligiousHistory #MedievalHistory #MiddleAges #Gradly #ThatPhDLifeTho

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Monks were serious about not getting their books back in the Middle Ages.

#History #MedievalHistory #GradSchool #Gradly

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At first I really enjoyed this book and the author's attitude, but the more I read the more he comes off as an entitled, bitter man who throws smoke screens over imperialism.

He said explicitly that he doesn't even like Roman history but because he strongly disagreed with new research he decided that he had to write a book about it.

#History #AncientHistory

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Starting in on my first official grad school read: The Fall of Rome: And the end of Civilization.
I'm trying to go completely electronic this year with my book notes so they're easily searchable.

#History #GradSchool #Gradly #AncientHistory #LateAntiquity

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I absolutely love this analogy. 😍😍😍

#MarkTwain #History

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Winnie decided that I didn't need to study today.

#CatsOfLitsy

Amiable Awww, what a sweet face! 😻 2y
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To Structuralist, "it is the relationships between the structures which illuminates society and its history."

#ImJustTryingToLearn #History #Gradsy

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This book does a good job of describing psychohistory and what it offers. I've always been hesitant of psychohistory and its practices, and I still am, but I understand through reading this chapter that it could be used as a useful tool.

#History

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This beauty came in the mail today! I'm excited to read it for my Medieval Readings class in the Fall.

#History #MedievalHistory

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Grad school prep! Gotta learn about various historical perspectives.

#History

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Balanced between a descriptive narrative surrounding a person's first encounter with the archives and a cautionary, veteran advice novel, The Allure of the Archives is a fantastic and pleasurable readwhile being entertaining and informative at the same time. Highly recommended for anyone interest in archival research.

#Research #Archives #History

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18th century French civilians have no chill.

#Archives #History

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"But in these tatters of lives and scraps of disputes, found here [the archives] in bulk, we can find both human defiance and human misery."

I love the imagery Farge creates of research and its processes.

#History #Archives #FrenchTranslation

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"The archives reject any ready-made tropes"

#Archives #History

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Nothing is funnier than bitter, medieval poetry.

#History #Renaissance #ArtHistory

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On the problem with the running definition and idea about the Renaissance:

#history #renaissance

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Switching between fiction and non-fiction for the Summer!

#history #nonfiction #renaissance #SexGreedViolenceAndDepravityInAnAgeOfBeauty

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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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"I feel ill, I'm going to bed, where I may die."

#fiction #magic #SummerReading

Linear 🤣 2y
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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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Because it is Summer and I love this book.

#Fiction #Magic #Wizards #SummerReading

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All the books I'm toting back to campus today. 😂

#Research #GraduatingUndergrad #PhDToGo

Mdargusch You need a pack mule to help with that! 2y
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This is the right way to use alcohol right? As bookends?

#MyCapstoneHasGottenOutOfControl

rather_be_reading hell yes! 🍸 1y
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Medieval People | Eileen Power
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Starting in on my capstone paper today and i had to have all of my materials surrounding me.

#History #MedievalHistory #MonksAndNuns

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Bless technology and it's ability to let me not have a huge heavy book in front of my all the time.

#history #MedievalHistory #IHaveTooManyBooksForMyCapstone

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I'm back! After months of not knowing my login info I finally got it right. But boy, do I have some exciting news to share! Aside from me starting my capstone on gendered treatment of monks and nuns, I got accepted Direct Admit into the PhD program at WVU! Starting Fall 2018 I officially am on my way to my dream.

#history #MedievalMonasticVisitationsAreTheBest #ExcitingNews

Chrissyreadit Congratulations! Sounds like you‘re a Mountaineer! 2y
MrBook Congratulations and welcome back!!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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rhea_reads11 Wow. That's great 2y
Mdargusch Great news! And welcome back! 2y
mcausten_sister Thank you! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Congratulations! That‘s wonderful! And welcome back! 2y
Eggs Welcome back 👋🏻 2y
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I take the GRE today and I want to die.

#UniLife #SendHelp

Reviewsbylola Good luck!! 2y
rhea_reads11 Best of luck. 2y
mcausten_sister Thank you! I did well! 2y
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About 10 pm last night I decides to start a Princess Bride painting. Here is the probable end result, I had thought about adding a quote but I'm not sure I want to go through all that effort.

#PrincessBride #Painting #SomeoneTakeTheGREForMe

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Gotta study those verbal reasoning skills!

#IHateThis #IKeepNapping #WhyIsMyPhoneCameraSoBad