How to tell if you are a medievalist

Otto Von Habsburg passed away on July 4 this year and, following a tradition dating to the Middle Ages, his body was buried in the family chapel in Vienna and his heart was buried in Hungary.

If you think this is weird and creepy you are not a medievalist – congratulations/commiserations/whatever sentiment you feel appropriate here!

If you thought hurrah! Just like my favorite potentate/queen/king/pretender! You are a medievalist.


~ by medievalness on July 26, 2011.

4 Responses to “How to tell if you are a medievalist”

  1. I suppose, as much as I sometimes fight it, that I qualify as a medievalist according to your criteria:) However, we could broaden this to “you know you’re a Catholic when….”, right??

  2. How about “history geek”?

  3. Hmmm…same difference, right? Medievalist=the geekiest of historians, I believe.

  4. I’m using “geek” in the hurrah-reclaiming-and-subverting way, not in the sad loser way.

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