- What, THIS topic again?
Walking into doors and falling in holes is period - but not fun.
Wear 'em. That way you'll have better aim when you throw rotting
vegetables at the #@)$^$& who insists on blinding people with a
Jehanne de Wodeford
- At 12:45 AM 1/7/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>What, THIS topic again?Sorry, I did search the archives for "glasses" and "eyeglasses" before I
>Wear 'em. That way you'll have better aim when you throw rottingROTFL! You mean lightning in a tiny box isn't period??
>vegetables at the #@)$^$& who insists on blinding people with a
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> ROTFL! You mean lightning in a tiny box isn't period??Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live, y'know. I'll bring the
- Willow said:
> AFAIK only the very wealthy, and in late SCA period,The book "Books, Banks and Buttons" by Chiara Frugoni
> had access to any kind of eyeglasses --
> needleworkers and scribes don't qualify as very
> wealthy. If someone has further information about
> this I'd love to hear it.
has a very nice long section tracking the origin and
accessiblity of eyeglasses.
The book indicates that eyeglasses were developed to
help monks with reading, illumination and calligraphy.
They seem to have originated in Italy.. I think in
the 1400's (book's at home, I'm at work). As they
were used by monks I don't think you're correct in
that they were only for the wealthy. That said, the
book indicated that it'd only seen one painting with a
woman wearing glasses and that had been.. some Saint
who was born blind and then gained sight at her
baptism. The patron saint of sight.
... also a Westie