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Manuscript Endpapers

Post #1000 Medieval manuscripts are very often removed by several centuries from the bindings that contain them. Here is a glimpse at some of the more... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Doorbells

Faits des Romains, aux armes de la famille Le Peley Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 22540,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Quicksand and crocodiles

Faits des Romains, aux armes de la famille Le Peley Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 22540,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Cleopatra

Faits des Romains, aux armes de la famille Le Peley Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 22540,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Big army, small gate

Faits des Romains, aux armes de la famille Le Peley Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 22540,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Le Pelay Crest

Faits des Romains, aux armes de la famille Le Peley Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 22540,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Patterns

« Les Croniques que fist sire JEHAN FROISSART ». Français 2664 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Surrendering the keys to the city

« Les Croniques que fist sire JEHAN FROISSART ». Français 2664 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

Retreat to Castle gate

« Les Croniques que fist sire JEHAN FROISSART ». Français 2664 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 February 2014

A Calendar Page for February 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. Our calendar pages for February contain two scenes of... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 February 2014

From the Middle Ages to Mars

Austrian astrobiologist Dr. Gernot Groomer has designed a space suit inspired by medieval armor. The suit weighs 45 kilograms (that's nearly 100 pounds)... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 January 2014

A Handful of Glossary Terms

If you've visited the Medieval History Glossary, you might be familiar with these terms. Then again, you might not. Bastille Frater Gavelkind Merchet Yoke Follow... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 January 2014

Scribal Abuse in the Middle Ages

Today’s blog is a guest post from Thijs Porck, a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture, Universiteit Leiden. Adam scriveyn, if... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 31 January 2014

Zodiac Man

Nicholas of Lynn. Astronomical Calendar. Bodleian Library, Ashmole 5, fol. 34v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 January 2014

Some News

Amidst the stories of bone discoveries you'll find a few items on art. Bones of an Emperor An ongoing study in Aachen -- the resting place of Charlemagne... read more »
From: Medieval History on 30 January 2014

Tertullian XI: Just a Few More Topics

I have several topics I’m going to briefly cover here even though there’s enough material for some of these to create individual posts. But... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 30 January 2014

Saint Brendan

« La Legende des Sains » [de JACQUES DE VORAGINE], traduction de « JEHAN BELET » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 January 2014

Longitudinal survey

« Les premieres Oeuvres de Jacques de Vaulx Pilote pour le Roy en la Marine Contenantz Plusieurs Reigles Praticques Segrez Et Enseignementz très necessaires... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 January 2014

E with cadels and snail

« Les premieres Oeuvres de Jacques de Vaulx Pilote pour le Roy en la Marine Contenantz Plusieurs Reigles Praticques Segrez Et Enseignementz très necessaires... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 January 2014

Compass

« Les premieres Oeuvres de Jacques de Vaulx Pilote pour le Roy en la Marine Contenantz Plusieurs Reigles Praticques Segrez Et Enseignementz très necessaires... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 January 2014

Volutes

Portulan de la Méditerranée et des côtes européennes de l’Atlantique, dédié au cardinal de Richelieu, en 1633, par Augustin ROUSSIN, de Marseille Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 January 2014

Mouth of Hell

La Passion et Résurrection de nostre saulveur et redempteur Jhesucrist, ainsi qu’elle fut juée en Valenchiennes, en le an 1547, par grace demaistre... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 January 2014

About His Father’s business

La Passion et Résurrection de nostre saulveur et redempteur Jhesucrist, ainsi qu’elle fut juée en Valenchiennes, en le an 1547, par grace demaistre... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 January 2014

A Medieval Comic Strip

Egerton MS 1894, better known as the Egerton Genesis Picture Book, has been described as one of the most fascinating – and puzzling – of all the manuscripts... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 January 2014

Early Medieval gravestone leaves Scotland for British Museum

Believed to originate sometime in 9th century, the "Hogsback Stone" is an intricately-carved grave marker of Viking design, weighing half a metric ton.... read more »
From: Medieval History on 29 January 2014

How Prismatic Ecology got its cover

by J J CohenThe University of Minnesota Press blog has a nice little piece on how artist Jeff Clark arrived at his design for the cover of Prismatic Ecology:... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 January 2014

Yes. It was Plague. And it could come back.

The horrific Black Death of the 14th century was, scientists have known for some time, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which results in Bubonic,... read more »
From: Medieval History on 29 January 2014

Proud griffin

Français 844 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 844, fol. 2r. This heavily vandalized manuscript... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 January 2014

J as Fleur-de-lys

Français 2096 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2096, fol. 21r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 January 2014

Flaming razor blades

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean Belet Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 January 2014

Harrowing Detail

Légende dorée , Jacques de Voragine , trad. par Jean Belet Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 January 2014

News Roundup

This week pieces of the past have been uncovered, discovered and recovered. Restoration work uncovers 15th century frescoes in Romanian fortified churches Several... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 January 2014

Winged Louise de Savoie

Les gestes de Blanche de Castille, reine de France, par « ESTIENNE LE BLANC ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 January 2014

Hooves

Artus de Bretagne Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 761, fol. 119r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 January 2014

Routed raiders & toppled tents

Artus de Bretagne Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 761, fol. 51r. “Maître Estienne... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 January 2014

Populating the waters

Ptolémée, Quadripartitum , avec glose de Ali Ibn Ridwan [Hali Abenrudian], traduction française anonyme ; Ali Ibn Ridwan [Hali Abenrudian], Li exemple... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 January 2014

The Future of Women’s History: a roundtable

Today I attended the launch of the new Gender, Women and Culture seminar. The first part was a sandwich lunch and the honouring of four important Oxford... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 28 January 2014

Spring 2014 Events

Happy New Year! We hope you join us for these upcoming events. More information will be added, so watch this space, subscribe to our email list by emailing... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 28 January 2014

Publication Week #1!

We’re just three days out from the UK publication date of A Burnable Book, which will appear on January 30 from HarperCollins, and on February 18... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 28 January 2014

Guest Post: Irina Dumitrescu on the Future of Old English

by Irina DumitrescuPreface by Mary Kate Hurley: [first, congrats to Alfred Kentigern Siewers on his edited volume, just published with Bucknell University... read more »
From: In the Middle on 28 January 2014

While I continue to prepare for a journey to Forn Parts…

I give you something awesome:  read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 28 January 2014

The Height of Fashion

Along with the less-than-romantic scenes of butchery and betrayal, murder and mayhem (see our previous post Sex and Death in the Roman de la Rose), there... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 January 2014

Tendril

Ptolémée, Quadripartitum , avec glose de Ali Ibn Ridwan [Hali Abenrudian], traduction française anonyme ; Ali Ibn Ridwan [Hali Abenrudian], Li exemple... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 January 2014

Astrolab

Recueil de pièces sur le comput. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2485, fol. 26v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 January 2014

Lettres Persanes

Recueil de lettres, en grande partie originales, adressées à divers membres des familles Gouffier-Boissy et Lorraine-Guise. (XVe-XVIe siècles). Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 January 2014

Re-Imagining Nature: Environmental Humanities and Ecosemiotics

by J J CohenCongratulations to Alfred Kentigern Siewers for the publication of his new edited collection, Re-Imagining Nature: Environmental Humanities... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 January 2014

The 16th century version of Kindle - it gives you six books in one!

It looks like I'm not the only one who disliked having to carry around a lot of books. Back in the mid-16th century a German publisher created this six... read more »
From: Medieval News on 27 January 2014

Molinet’s Chevalet

« L’Art de rethorique », par « maistre JEHAN MOLINET ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 January 2014

Molinet’s Single-syllable Rondeau

« L’Art de rethorique », par « maistre JEHAN MOLINET ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 January 2014

Name in Print XIII & XIV and Lights VIII & IX: the problems are also possibilities

Even though this too is after the fact, it definitely deserves to be announced before I crunch through the relevant backlog. You first heard about it in... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 January 2014