Re-organizing the files for Stupor Mundi has taken longer than I thought it would. It was actually quite a big job to go through all the files and see what should go where. One of the longest parts of this was actually taking files down from my 4shared account and saving them on my hard drive. But now I have complete copies of everything on both my laptop and desktop, as well as back-up copies on a usb stick and soon hopefully on Skydrive (files are currently being uploaded!).
I’m pleased to say that I managed to do five pages of translation from Huillard–Breholles yesterday, thus achieving on of my targets! It definitely felt like things were moving faster than before. I’m aiming to do a couple of pages this morning and then work on re-organizing my files. Might use SkyDrive as I am finding 4shared increasingly unreliable, plus Skydrive now allows for 25GB space!
I have had a bad head cold for the last two days, so productivity has been slow even though I have been at home. My head feels rather fuzzy!
I have just added a chronology for the life of Frederick II. This lists the key events of his life, with some more detail in places.
I’ve gathered what information I can so far about this key battle during the reign of Frederick II. There seems to be little concrete source material for the siege of Parma in 1247-1248 unfortunately.
Today I have put up a page for Castel Fiorentina. This is where Frederick II died on 13 December 1250. So far the page contains some useful links, photos and an interesting video of the site of the castle.
I have just uploaded a new page on Michael Scot at my Stupor Mundi website. The page contains details of what we know of Michael Scot’s life – not the myth that surrounds him!
Michael Scot was the court astrologer of Frederick II until 1236. He gained the label of magician as well…