History Carnival 26
The new History Carnival
has arrived--still not as irreverent as real life carnivals, although just as enlightening as they are entertaining. Head Heeb compares the progress of two island societies
, Iceland and Newfoundland, upholding the former as a model for development (although I would think it would be more appropriate to compare Newfoundland with Cuba or Puerto Rico rather than Iceland.) The Roman Catholic aspect of the Japanese experience of WWII (and its commemoration) has grown in popularity: this post looks at one Catholic woman's interpretation of the fire-bombing of Tokyo
in 1945. One of my favorites: this unusual use of orality to determine the borders of farmlands in medieval Sweden
, as represented in provincial law codes.