Sunday, 18 June 2017

Decoding the Morse: The History of 16th-Century Narcoleptic Walruses

quote [ Amongst the assorted curiosities described in Olaus Magnus' 1555 tome on Nordic life was the morse โ€” a hirsuite, fearsome, walrus-like beast, that was said to snooze upon cliffs while hanging by its teeth. Natalie Lawrence explores the career of this chimerical wonder, shaped both by scholarly images of a fabulous north and the grisly corporeality of the trade in walrus skins, teeth, and bone. ]
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[by ScoobySnacks@12:21amGMT]

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