Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Of Sheep and Medieval Books
Alan Butler and my friend Stephen Dafoe collaborated on two books about the Knights Templar over the years: The Warriors and Bankers and The Knights Templar Revealed. Eventually they parted company, and Butler went on to pen several books that curiously seem to include mildly obsessive chapters about sheep. How they are raised, sheep population, and how they are barometers of civilization. As the sheep go, so goes Man, apparently.
Insert your favorite amorous shepherd joke here.
So, today I stumbled into Carl Pyrdum's blog, "Got Medieval?" and his article "Why are books so big?"
The answer, as Alan Butler already knows, is, of course, sheep.
H/T to Jonah Goldberg