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The Ideal Prepuce in Ancient Greece and Rome: Male Genital Aesthetics and Their Relation to Lipodermos, Circumcision, Foreskin Restoration, and the Kynodesme by FREDERICK M. HODGES

SUMMARY: This study examines the evolution of Greek and Roman medical conceptualizations of preputial aesthetics, utilizing evidence found…

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Uncircumcision: A Historical Review of Preputial Restoration Dirk Schultheiss, M.D., Michael C. Truss, M.D., Christian G. Stief, M.D., and Udo Jonas, M.D. Hannover, Germany

Throughout history, demands for restoration of the prepuce after circumcision were most commonly related to the political or religious per…

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History of ancient Medicine in Mesopotamia & Iran By: Massoume Price, October 2001

Science including medicine has a long history in Middle and Near East and goes back to the ancient Mesopotamian period (Beginning wit…

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Menstruation, Menstrual Hygiene and Woman's Health in Ancient Egypt by Petra Habiger

©1998 Petra Habiger       One of the most important milestones of the history of mankind is the development of writing. It is the writ…

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MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT

  Historically, many Egyptologists focused primarily on the very visible aspects of ancient Egyptian society, such as the pyramids, much t…

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New Light Shed on Prehistoric Surgery

September 17, 2000 - National Geographic Ancient humans recognized that sometimes a hole in the head was exactly what was needed. Skulls…

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The Branks

The Branks, or Scold's Bridle, is a sort of metal gag, which was principally used on scolding housewives. It was typically fashioned as a…

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The Wheel

Being broken or "braided" on the wheel was one of the most insidiously painful methods of torure and execution practised in Europe.After…

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The Judas Cradle

                              This procedure has remained essentially unchanged from the Middle Ages until today. The victim is hoisted u…

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The Headcrusher

Headcrushers exerted tremendous force on the head by means of a screw. This could be used to force a confession or as a means of execution…

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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