Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Flagellation in German rock video
I am a big fan of Wikipedia and have no hesitation in recommending it to students with the caveat that for complete information on a subject, especially in science, it is rarely sufficient. However it is almost always worth checking out as one starting point and if you make a habit of looking up almost everything there you learn a surprising amount. I also find it sometimes more useful than Google because at the end of articles they often have some excellent links - it's like a pre-screened set of Google links.
So for those who wish to know more about the flagellants of the middle-ages we mentioned today here's the Google article, the rather interesting Catholic Encyclopedia entry on the flagellants it links to and, above, a demonstration, albeit not from the middle ages, by German rock band Rammstein also courtesy of Google. That's the band beating themselves there and they seem to be really putting some effort into it.