The multi-faith Toleranz-Bothe / “Tolerance Courier” was published by Jakob Friedrich Schwab in Vienna from soon after Joseph II’s quid pro quo, whereby followers of alternative cloud-based magicians (“my ducats, my daughter”) gained rights to periodic bouts of madness in exchange for integration with the burgeoning state. Years elapsed since:
- The Creation, according to Calvin (5768), the new Greeks and, up to Peter the Great, the Russians (i.e. the Byzantine calendar; 7327), and the Jews (5579).
- First Olympiads (2595) and foundation of Rome, according to the conventional (2572) and to Nabossar’s reformed Babylonian (2568) calendars.
- Flight of the True God from Mecca to Medina (1234), birth of Christ (1819), establishment of new imperial calendar (42).
- Discovery of paper manufacture (447) and book printing (379).
- Establishment of the city of Vienna (1429), accession to power of the Babenbergs (836), ditto the Habsburgs (527), extinction of male Habsburg line (79), birth of Kaiser Franz (51), accession of Franz II in all Austrian hereditary lands (28), invention of the Austrian Empire (15).
- Patent of Toleration (38), first publication of this encyclopaedia of tolerance (33).
- Beginning of the Julian Period (astronomers care about this; 6532).
Notable omission: the adoption of coffee.
- Why I’m blogging less
It’s not just because no one comments.
- Maté a mi señora como me da la gana
Por Higinia Balaguer.
- Why I’m called Trevor
Or rather, how my grandfather seems to have been named after a minor railway station.
- Friends, Milanese, countrymen
Why does the great city of Bonn not trumpet Quintus Petilius Secundus’ monstrous monkey ears?
- My Bolivarian republic for a horse
The last time I was in Caracas a general parked his tank outside the national assembly building and the chamber maid