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Musician at play

Jean de Salisbury,Policratique, traduction en français parDenis Foulechat . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 December 2013

Holy Visions

Sainte Elisabeth de Schongäu , Voies de Dieu ou visions traduit en français parJacques Bauchant . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 December 2013

L with Fleur de Lys

« Le Tracté de maistre JEHAN FERRAULT, licencié en tous droitz, conseiller du très crestien roy de France, LOYS XII de ce nom, et son procureur ou... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 December 2013

A Calendar Page for December 2013

For more details on calendar pages or the Golf Book, please see the post for January 2013. The necessary work of preparing for winter continues on this... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 December 2013

Early diving bell

« Li Romans de Renart Contrefait » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1630, fol. 126v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 November 2013

Gathering at a grisaille gate

« Carcer d’amour » [par DIEGO DE SAN PEORO]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 November 2013

Happy St Andrew's Day

Miniature of André Serre of Dijon praying to his patron, St Andrew, in a Book of Hours: Dijon, 16th century (London, British Library, MS Harley 3181,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 November 2013

Grisaille battle

« Carcer d’amour » [par DIEGO DE SAN PEORO]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 November 2013

Belle dame sans mercy

Jean de Joinville, Vie de saint Louis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 13568, p. 1. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 November 2013

Map of the world

Aristote, Du ciel et du monde, traduction du latin en français par Nicole Oresme. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 November 2013

Un curieux

Péan Gastineau, Vie de saint Martin de Tours (en vers). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 November 2013

3 Outfits

« De la Chose de chevalerie en fais d’armes , composé par Vegece , tres souverain clerc et expert en drois et loix de Frontin et pluiseurs aultres... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 November 2013

And now for something completely different….a humanist manuscript in the Leiden Collection (Leiden PER Q 18)

By Irene O’Daly While most of my research involves eleventh- and twelfth-century manuscripts, occasionally I have an excuse to dig deeper into the... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 29 November 2013

Medieval Movember

We in the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts section would like to congratulate everyone who has taken part in this year's Movember fund-raising drive (including... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 November 2013

Cease your toils

During the time that Brillat Savarin wrote The Physiology of Taste (for the 30 years prior to his death from pneumonia in 1826 after standing in in... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 28 November 2013

Brook Memorial Lecture – 5 December 2013 – University of Manchester

If you happen to be in the vicinity of the John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester next Thursday (5 December), you might be interested in the annual... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 28 November 2013

Theuderic of Reims

When his father Clovis died, Theuderic and his three half-brothers inherited Frankish Gaul. Though they each controlled a separate piece, the brothers... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 November 2013

Some News

This week there's news of modern technology revealing medieval knowledge, and medieval  technology surviving disaster. Oh, and there's treasure, too. Bressingham... read more »
From: Medieval History on 27 November 2013

Happy Thanskgiving. And Hanukkah. And Thank YOU.

In the Middle wishes all who are celebrating a holiday or two over the next few days a festive one. And if you're not celebrating anything in particular,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 November 2013

Marginali-yeah: Take 2! The Incomparable Luttrell Psalter

It is almost impossible to discuss the fabulous and incomparable Luttrell Psalter (Add MS 42130) without resorting to hyperbole. Produced in Lincolnshire,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 November 2013

Gratias

Laurentius Vallensis, “Collatio Novi Testamenti cum graeca veritate. ” Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2013

All head, tiny feet

Johannes Duns Scotus , Quaestiones quodlibetales Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 3147, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2013

Contained white-vine A

Johannes Duns Scotus , Quaestiones quodlibetales Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 3147, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2013

Gold D

Johannes Duns Scotus , Quaestiones quodlibetales Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 3147, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2013

Curled tail in N

topographia Hiberniae ; sive de avibus et aliis mirabilibus et de habitatoribus Hiberniae libri tres, ad Henricum II. Angliae Regem : authore Girardo... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2013

Green highlights

Syllogae sermonum sancti Augustini aut adscriptorum Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2722,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2013

Things you’ve always wanted to know about medieval cooking…

By Ramona Venema Ramona is a MA student from the University of Groningen, and currently working as an intern in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. Her... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 26 November 2013

A Sensory Experience: A Touch/Hear/Smell Approach to Exhibiting Medieval Manuscripts

This weekend just gone, I attended the Hidden Hart Colloquium at Senate House in London. This was a day of celebration and exploration of the medieval... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 26 November 2013

Broken-stick capitals

Ancien fonds, n° 7699 ; Mazarin Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Espagnol 225, fol. 137r. There... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 November 2013

Lectern

Marcus Tullius Cicero,Oratio pro Marcello; De Senectute, traduit en français par Laurent de Premierfait, Livre de vieillesse. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 November 2013

Or dit

Remaniement en prose de la Chanson de la croisade contre les Albigeois Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 November 2013

An Interstellar Raft of the Medusa: Critical/Liberal/Arts 2 @CUNY

Fig. 1. Adad Hannah, The Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House) 2 by EILEEN JOYIt's been almost two months since some of us (well, many of us, actually, since... read more »
From: In the Middle on 25 November 2013

Papering over the Cracks…

There is no blog post this week. I’m completing the writing of a paper entitled ‘Deer, Disparkment and Diversity’ for a special edition... read more »

Happy St Catherine's Day!

St Catherine of Alexandria was one of the most venerated saints and martyrs in the medieval era, and indeed still is today. Especially on this day, which... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 November 2013

Objects that Orient Ontology

Petrus Christus, Carthusian MonkWe've been spending the semester in my medieval art history class thinking about "Painting and Presence." Petrus's Carthusian... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 24 November 2013

Geraldine Brooks on the Ethics of Historical Fiction

This week in “Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction,“ we are reading and discussing Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks,... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 22 November 2013

Do Stones Have Souls?

by J J Cohen[read Karl on the origin of the Easter Bunny first, because it's awesome]Lithic ensoulment is one of many strange questions I have pondered... read more »
From: In the Middle on 22 November 2013

D is for Daniel in the lions den

Biblia Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis altera. I Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 8 (1), fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 November 2013

Words between them

Biblia Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis altera. I Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 8 (1), fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 November 2013

Haec sunt

Biblia Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis altera. I Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 8 (1), fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 November 2013

In Principio

Biblia Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis altera. I Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 8 (1), fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 November 2013

A Rabbit Post for Rebels

Image from the Morgan Library.by KARL STEELObviously, you should read Eileen's post below first, and then Jeffrey, and then have mine only for dessert.Here's... read more »
From: In the Middle on 21 November 2013

The True History of Richard II

David Tennant (of Doctor Who and Hamlet fame) is currently wooing audiences in the new Royal Shakespeare Company production of Richard II. This is one... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 November 2013

A Time for Radical Hope: Freedom, Responsibility, Publishing, and Building New Publics

by EILEEN JOYI was very lucky to be invited recently by George Washington University -- more specifically, GW's new Digital Humanities Institute [Alex... read more »
From: In the Middle on 19 November 2013

Bugle Call

Will it be like this?The barn where the kids ride horses is, like so much else around here, in the middle of a cornfield. And yet, for some reason, I always... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 19 November 2013

“That chaunge sank into myne herte roote” : Depression and Medieval Literature

I am preparing a seminar for second-year undergraduates, on Thomas Hoccleve’s Complaint and Dialogue With a Friend. I am particularly looking forward... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 19 November 2013

International Men's Day, gender and charity

Tomorrow (November 19th) is International Men's Day and Ally Fogg, a journalist who blogs at Hetronormative Patriarchy for Men is doing a sponsored internet... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 18 November 2013

Mercia

The collection of early medieval English kingdoms known as the Heptarchy saw the rise and fall of several powers. Though its preeminence was eventually... read more »
From: Medieval History on 18 November 2013

International Men's Day, gender and charity

Tomorrow (November 19th) is International Men's Day and Ally Fogg, a journalist who blogs at Hetronormative Patriarchy for Men is doing a sponsored internet... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 18 November 2013

Red marks

Premier volume de la Bible en cinq volumes, donnée par Louis d’Orléans aux Célestins de Paris Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013