January 14, 2007
Britblog Roundup #100
Yes indeedy, we have reached our century score of these little collections of the posts that you nominate. The things you have seen that you think everyone else should be pointed at as well.
You can send in nominations for next week's to britblog AT gmail DOT com. Any subject, any viewpoint, just by either someone in these isles or from these isles.
First up is Twenty Major's (Warning! Sweary Alert!) countdown to the next election in Eire. It's all true too.
Liberal England is talking about cricket so I have no idea what he's saying. It's still very good, of course.
Mr. Dodge points out that the Scots are now able to enjoy the delights of Classic FM thanks to those wonderful people at The Guardian.
Philobiblon with the (to me at least) rather starling idea that Medea was not in fact a child killer, this is (as with Billy S's plays) propaganda.
Elizabeth Chadwick shows quite how thoroughly some historical fiction is researched.
Mind The Gap on the recent anti-discrimination legislation...not too tough to work out what their line will be.
The Daily (Maybe) asks how much dissent the left should allow? (Purely personally, that the question should even be asked tlls me more about he left than anything else-Ed)
Lady Bracknell watches an eel being tortured in Liverpool.
Diamond Geezer goes and does The Lambeth Walk.
And that's it for this week, more next. I might even be fully connected again and we'll have a few more entries: until then:
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Re Freeborn John, Hitchens and slavery.
I don't disagree with the call for an apology(!?) but one million Europeans enslaved by Barbary pirates?
That number just doesn't ring true.
Does any one know of decent source for estimates of this?
Posted by: procrustes | Jan 14, 2007 7:46:07 PM
Er the piece is about classic rock not classical. :p
Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge | Jan 14, 2007 9:03:48 PM
I think the estimate may be from Robert Davis’s 2003 book "Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters", and the estimate is of the total number of slaves from the early 1500s to the late 1700s. (Davis is a professor in the Department of History, Ohio State University, Columbus)
Posted by: Mike | Jan 15, 2007 2:10:07 PM