August 1st, 2008

Vision Problems Associated With Monocularism

Setting: Low-magic world, technology levels roughly equivalent to early Renaissance Europe.

One of my characters lost his right eye some years before the story takes place. He had no visual problems in his left eye before losing the right eye. My research so far has told me my character will have depth perception problems within a 20-foot (6.1-meter) range and a blind spot on his right side. Are there any other “symptoms” that said character would experience? Any problems (other than eye strain) that might develop in the left eye?

Looking for sources on Columba da Rieti

I'm looking for sources on Columba da Rieti, but most specifically her mutilations and the attempted rape. I found one line regarding it in a e2 article, which I traced to a book (A History of Celibacy by Elizabeth Abbott, which seems totally awesome despite), but upon finding the book, there is still only one line about her, and that one line is not cited to any source.
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