Re: [barsoom] another conversion project.
>>-- "Francis D. A. P Tiffany" <francis.tiffany3@...> wrote:palms, talents and so on....
>>Surely Hyborea should use Ancient measuring units - such as cubits,
>>All the bestI don't think that all of them would. Cubits (the length of your
forearm from belt elbow to the tip of your longest finger) is about
18" and is mostly mid-east.
West Europe used other names until they reached 'civilization' status
and established inches, feet, etc, all based essentiually on Henry
VIII's body but legally three barleycorns laid end-to-end.
A mile was a thousand paces but Rome used the two step pace and other
nations used single step pace and the taler nations had longer miles
than the shorter nations.
I've got pages and pages of measurements from differnt medieval
nations so am thinking of a few base meaurements like "Western" being
Nemedia to the ocean, "Eastern" being anythign past Turan including
Meru, Khitai and Hykrania, "Mid-East" being Turan and south
and "Southern" being Shem and Stygia which whould be similar to "Mid-
East" and maybe "Northern" being Cimmeria north.
Still working on it and if I have a chance between teaching that Kayak
Class Sunday and finishing my Viking/Russian costume, I will colate
them into something useable.
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- Dear All,
I think you mean Henry II....
All the best
On 1 Dec 2006, at 17:38, Rick Johnson wrote:
> West Europe used other names until they reached 'civilization' status
> and established inches, feet, etc, all based essentiually on Henry
> VIII's body but legally three barleycorns laid end-to-end.
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- Some time ago someone asked about suppliers for large globes to make a
Barsoomian globe. This place might do the trick. Prices are not too bad for
a 12 inch solid ball. And you could use it as a base to mold your own relief
globe from papier mache. . .
Normand Design & Recoverings
Probably doesn't have any haads, but it's still pretty good.