Essays

The Occult Remedy the Puritans Embraced,” JSTOR Daily.

The Afterlife of Royal Hair,” JSTOR Daily.

Paper Theaters: The Home Entertainment of Yesteryear,” JSTOR Daily.

The Souls of Magnets,” JSTOR Daily.

The Moveable Tent Cities of the Ottoman Empire,” JSTOR Daily.

The Prince of Quacks (And How He Captivated London),” JSTOR Daily.

These Gravity-Defying Sculptures Provoked Accusations of Demonic Possession,” JSTOR Daily.

Why Did the Victorians Harbor Warm Feelings For Leeches?” JSTOR Daily.

The Extremely Real Science Behind the Basilisk’s Lethal Gaze,” JSTOR Daily.

Why Did Thieves’ Cant Carry An Unshakable Allure?” JSTOR Daily.

The Cadaver Synod: Putting A Dead Pope on Trial,” JSTOR Daily.

Public Dissection was a Gruesome Spectacle,” JSTOR Daily.

When Dancing Plagues Struck Medieval Europe,” JSTOR Daily.

Elixirs of Immortal Life Were a Deadly Obsession,” JSTOR Daily.

The Landlord Asks for a Christmas Rose,” JSTOR Daily.

The Tangled History of Weaving With Spider Silk,” JSTOR Daily.

A Recipe for Flies and Frogs,” JSTOR Daily.

There’s Someone Buried Under the Floor!” JSTOR Daily.

A Book of Divination for the End of the World,” JSTOR Daily.

From the Belly of a Goat to the Mouth of a King,” JSTOR Daily.

That Time a Woman Rode Aristotle Around Like a Horse,” JSTOR Daily.

Trial by Combat? Trial by Cake!” JSTOR Daily

The Toadmen, Masters of Equine Magic,” JSTOR Daily.

How to Create a Human Being,” JSTOR Daily.

The Medieval Castle That Pranked Its Visitors,” JSTOR Daily.

The Marvelous Automata of Antiquity,” JSTOR Daily.

The Divine Power of Kings to Heal by Touch,” JSTOR Daily.

She Gave Birth to Rabbits! And Others Tales of Sooterkin,” JSTOR Daily.

The French King Who Believed He Was Made of Glass,” JSTOR Daily.

The Ultimate Bespoke Manuscript,” JSTOR Daily.

The Other Alexander the Great,” JSTOR Daily.

The Secret Sign Language of the Ottoman Court,” JSTOR Daily.

Ancient Maps Are Mirrors for the Ancient Psyche,” JSTOR Daily.