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A Calendar Page for December 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. The slaughtering of animals and preparing of meat for... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 December 2014

Plagues, Witches, and War: A MOOC Postmortem

Bruce Holsinger(Fiction Writer and Professor of English, University of Virginia)Sponsored by the GW Digital Humanities Institute, in coordination withthe GW... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 30 November 2014

What actually fell in 476?

I wrote the following many moons ago, but was reminded of it whilst reading a recent blog-post on the significance of AD 476. I'm posting it now just for... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 30 November 2014

'Þeos tid oð midne winter': An Anglo-Saxon Sermon for Advent

Blessing for the First Sunday of Advent in the Benedictional of St Æthelwold (BL Add. 49598, f. 6) Þyses dæges þenung and ðyssere tide mærð... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 30 November 2014

Saint Denys walks with the angels

Horae ad usum Parisiensem , dites Heures de Charles VIII . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 November 2014

Cloth of Honor

Almost all the illuminated scenes in this Book of Hours are depicted in front of a gold cloth of honor like this one. Horae ad usum Parisiensem , dites... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 November 2014

The Big F

Papinii Statii Thebaïdos libri duodecim. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 8061, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 November 2014

The BEST graffiti church in England - and a bit about blowing up moles...

In terms of medieval graffiti there are certain churches that are simply legendary. Churches that are just so damned good that they have become a Mecca... read more »

I with a little panache

Missale praemonstratense. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 833, fol. 42v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 November 2014

Seminar CLII: the modern decline of Charlemagne

My progress through my ridiculous seminar report backlog now picks up in the summer of this year with none other than old acquaintance and collaborator... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 November 2014

Guess the Manuscript XVII

Another month has flown by - and it's time for Guess the Manuscript once more! This snippet has been taken from a manuscript somewhere on Digitised Manuscripts,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 November 2014

'Winter wakeneth all my care'

Wynter wakeneth al my care, Nou this leves waxeth bare; Ofte I sike ant mourne sare When hit cometh in my thoght Of this worldes joie, hou hit goth al... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 28 November 2014

How a book on John Wyclif saved someone's life: Medieval News Roundup

Also Magna Carta, Hieronymus Bosch, Ivan the Terrible and some good Youtube videos that were posted this week.[View the story "How a book on John Wyclif... read more »
From: Medieval News on 28 November 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

A moment in a busy time of friendship and art and knowing there's only a month left in Paris to say "Happy Thanksgiving" and record-to-remember the feast... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 28 November 2014

Worn Around the Edges: More on the Phillipps Lectionary

The Phillipps Lectionary must once have been – and to some extent still is – a very beautiful manuscript. As Tuesday’s post detailed, it is full... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 November 2014

Knowing How to Succeed: Do Academics Need Agents?

An article published recently in The New Yorker had me gripped as my train pushed south along the east coast mainline. Entitled ‘The Programmer’s... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 26 November 2014

Around and behind a hole

Bibles du XIIIe s. La première est datée de 1270. En tête du n° 15471, relation d’un miracle arrivé à Anchin. Latin 15475 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2014

Talking Ferguson in a Medieval Classroom

by KARL STEELContinue reading Mary Kate Hurley below, and join the conversation in the comments.This evening's master's course was supposed to discuss Geraldine... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 November 2014

Golden fruit

Senecae varia opera philosophica Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6390, fol. 65r. fol. 91r Senecae... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2014

Water transfer

The verso of the flyleaf picked up the transferred text and rubrication from fol. 1r. Senecae varia opera philosophica Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2014

Lost Lines

Damaged by fire. Petrus Lombardus, Glossa in Psalmos . — Provinciale romanum Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 November 2014

TRAME: blowing nobody any good

I have been hoarding interesting links during this period of backlog (at least since the last lot) and at some point I will deluge them upon your terminals,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 November 2014

Leach en France, Leach en français

Texte et présentation Powerpoint sur le contrepoint chez Machaut. Le mois dernier, j’étais invitée par Pierre Hamon au Conservatoire... read more »
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 25 November 2014

MEDIEVAL PASTRIES: Cassemuseaux, petits choux and ratons

One of the joys of translating Le Grand d'Aussy's texts on pastry is seeing the inventory of various old pastries he mentions: échaudés, cassemuseaux,... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 25 November 2014

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles de Saint-Médard de Soissons] (1v-221v). Capitulare evangeliorum (223r-235v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 November 2014

Yellow Canon

Evangelia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 264, fol. 9r read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 November 2014

The Phillipps Lectionary: a window into 11th-century Byzantine illumination

In 2006 and 2007, the British Library acquired five Greek manuscripts that had formerly been on long-term deposit as Loan 36. These manuscripts all once... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 November 2014

Perhaps the most castly castle ever

As I teeter through the ruins of my sleep patterns towards the end of the term, there seems to be just about time tonight to attack the blog backlog! And... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 November 2014

Zoomorphic K

KaLens Sacramentarium gelasianum [Sacramentaire gélasien, dit de Gellone (Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert)]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 November 2014

Wattle bridle and colorful capitals

Hieronymus, in Isaiam [Commentaire de St-Jérôme sur Isaïe, I-XVIII] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 November 2014

St Clement's, Sandwich

St Clement (Westhall, Suffolk) 23 November is the feast of St Clement, the first-century pope and martyr who was, rather incongruously, a favourite saint... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 23 November 2014

Colorful knots

Hieronymus, in Isaiam [Commentaire de St-Jérôme sur Isaïe, I-XVIII] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 November 2014

Nine-month internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section

The British Library is pleased to be able to offer a paid internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 November 2014

Da quaesumus omnipotens deus

Sacramentarium gelasianum [Sacramentaire gélasien, dit de Gellone (Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert)]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 November 2014

Name in Print XVI

The teaching reading is still swamping me, I’m afraid, what with having so little spare time in which thus to add the unpaid hours that grind my... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 22 November 2014

Apocalypse, Merovingian and Modern

Last week Cambridge University Press published my new book, The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages! This, I thought, would be a good time to reflect on... read more »
From: merovingianworld on 22 November 2014

Green angel; Fancy fingers

Evangelia quattuor (2-169v). Capitulare evangeliorum (171r-186r). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 November 2014

22 – Viginti et duas

Biblia, pars I (Bible, vol. 1) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 11504, fol. 80v. Incipit praefatio... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 November 2014

Academia and Psychosis

So this is a little bit of a response to all the ‘academia and mental health’ posts that have been posted on academic blogs over the past couple of... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 21 November 2014

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships at the British Library

Opening leaf of the Old English epic poem ‘Beowulf’, 4th quarter of the 10th century or 1st quarter of the 11th century, Cotton MS Vitellius A XV,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 November 2014

Creating Alternative Communities (finally)

by Mary Kate Hurley[Before you read my (very, very long) post, check out Jonathan's post about Medievalism: Key Critical Terms.  Exciting stuff. ... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 November 2014

A 'Sorcerer's Stronghold' in Anglo-Saxon Nottinghamshire: Teversal, Sherwood... & Tolkien's Dol Guldur?

A previous post on this site looked at Teversham in Cambridgeshire (Teuresham in 1086), which is best interpreted as an early Anglo-Saxon place-name... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 20 November 2014

21 Anglo-Saxon skeletons discovered: Medieval News Roundup

News, videos, blog posts and tweets we came across this week...[View the story "21 Anglo-Saxon skeletons discovered: Medieval News Roundup" on Storify] read more »
From: Medieval News on 20 November 2014

'Eadmund se eadiga, Eastengla cynincg'

Today is the feast of St Edmund, King of East Anglia, killed by a Viking army in 869. I've posted about St Edmund quite a bit over the years I've been... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 20 November 2014

Using negative space in A

Evangelia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 277, fol. 104v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 November 2014

Magna Carta Ballot: A Huge Thank You

We'd like to thank everyone who entered our recent ballot to see the four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts, when they are brought together next February... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 November 2014

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!: International Men’s Day & Researching Masculinities

On the 8th of March each year, International Women’s Day – a day originally established by socialists way back in the early twentieth century... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 19 November 2014

A Perfect World: Not!

In my youth, there was a craze for saying ‘Not!’ at the end of your sentences.  We all started doing this after watching Wayne’s World.  This usage... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 19 November 2014

V is for Veil of the Tabernacle

The letter V is the first letter of the book of Leviticus and the phrase: “Vocavit autem Mosen et locutus est ei Dominus de tabernaculo…”... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 November 2014

L Bottom with Korah, sacrificial lamb, and haircut on a dragon

Bible. Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 16743, fol. 81r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2014