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Historiated D for ‘Deus’

Book of Hours, Use of Rome (The ‘Huth Hours’), Add MS 38126, fol. 76r This book of hours give more room to the historiation than to the capitals. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 January 2014

Dais for a King

« Inventoire general de tous les joyaulx… tant d’or comme d’argent… du roy Charles le Quint,… commancé le XXIme jour de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 January 2014

A Calendar Page for January 2014

Over the past few years, we have highlighted a series of calendars from medieval manuscripts, including the Isabella Breviary (see this post for more details... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 January 2014

The King’s Emeralds

« Inventoire general de tous les joyaulx… tant d’or comme d’argent… du roy Charles le Quint,… commancé le XXIme jour de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2013

Carole of the Rose

Recueil de textes français, en vers. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 19137, fol. 68r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2013

Tertullian I: Ascetic Theologian

I had this idea that I was going to put everything I had on Tertullian in one post with a caution that it would be long. Well, I’m at over 6600 words... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 31 December 2013

New Year's End

And so we come to the end, again. Always again, or at least always until the end. Endings have been inescapably on my mind these last few days, especially... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 31 December 2013

The Best You're Not Seeing

Last week we looked ...Read Full Post read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 December 2013

One Million Hits and Counting!

It would be impossible for us to convey in words our excitement at reaching the milestone of one million hits to our blog, so we won't even try! Below... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 31 December 2013

Papyrus Unbound

While we have very many fragments of papyrus codices, and of early medieval parchment codices, it is not quite so common for late antique or early medieval... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 December 2013

Withdrawing the Grain

by KARL STEELWhen I teach the Prioress's Tale, as I did twice last semester, I have typically liked asking the students "who kills the Little Clergeon?"... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 December 2013

Pelican feeds young and birds wake the Lover

Roman de la Rose Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1576, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 December 2013

Bas-de-page kiss and stork

Roman de la Rose Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1572, fol. 3r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 December 2013

Working around troubled parchment

Roman de la rose Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 12593, fol. 154v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 December 2013

Blind Fortune

Recueil Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2195, fol. 156v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 December 2013

Practice for Pygmalion

Roman de la rose Source: gallica.bnf.fr Found in the bottom margin of: Le Roman de la Rose, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 December 2013

Final Assault

Roman de la rose Source: gallica.bnf.fr Le Roman de la Rose, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 380, fol. 135v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2013

The Bride of Pygmalion

Roman de la rose Source: gallica.bnf.fr Le Roman de la Rose, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 380, fol. 132v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2013

The Wheel of Fortune

Roman de la rose Source: gallica.bnf.fr Le Roman de la Rose, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 380, fol. 36v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2013

The Torment

Recueil de poésies mélangées de latin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 147, fol. 2v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2013

Heaven or Hellmouth

Recueil de poésies mélangées de latin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 147, fol. 2v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2013

Hell pot

Recueil de poésies mélangées de latin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 147, fol. 6r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 December 2013

Final moments

Recueil de poésies mélangées de latin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 147, fol. 1v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 December 2013

Gold parti G

Recueil de poésies mélangées de latin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 147, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 December 2013

Of Mastodons and Macmas

Mastodon! at the Indiana State MuseumI live in a state of multiple personal histories, but where History Itself hardly ever happens. Indiana is a state... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 27 December 2013

New Quiz: It Happened in '13

2013 is almost over, and I'm sure you're familiar with all the significant events that took place this year. But what do you know about the events of 1513?... read more »
From: Medieval History on 27 December 2013

Your Favourite Manuscript: The Results

Recently we asked the loyal readers of our blog and our Twitter followers (@BLMedieval) to name their favourite manuscript. We were chuffed to receive... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 December 2013

A happy and a merry

by J J Cohen"How are you?" The customer ahead of me in the Dunkin Donuts line asked this of the young man at the register, in the perfunctory way that... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 December 2013

The Best of 2013

It's that time of year when we take a moment to look back on the twelve months we've just experienced. Here at the Medieval History Site, that means taking... read more »
From: Medieval History on 26 December 2013

Deck the Halls

Anciennes chroniques d’Angleterre , Jean de Wavrin. Français 77 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 December 2013

Taking Stock on Early Christianity Reading Progress

Ever have one of those moments when you look at where you’ve been and where you have yet to go and wonder what in the world you’ve gotten yourself... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 25 December 2013

Dancing A with cue letter

Français 765 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 765, fol. 20v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 December 2013

Family Tree

« La Vie Nostre Dame », en vers, suivie de quelques pièces en son honneur. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 December 2013

Happy Holidays: Three Lady Gaga Covers

I haven't blogged in a while... working five jobs and trying to get both academic and creative publications completed makes blogging a little difficult.... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 25 December 2013

Happy Christmas from the Medieval Manuscripts Team

The British Library's Medieval Manuscripts team would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We hope that... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 December 2013

Magi gifts

Bible moralisée Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 167, fol. 245r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 December 2013

Baroque Nativity miniature

Graduale et antiphonale ad usum S.Ludovici domus regiae Versaliensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 December 2013

Choir of Angels

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 920, fol. 51v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 December 2013

Shepherds abiding

Horae ad usum Parisiensem [Grandes Heures de Jean de Berry]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 December 2013

Medieval Christmas Quiz II

Know a little something about Christmas in the Middle Ages? Then perhaps you're ready for this brand new quiz! It's a mixed bag of questions about Christmas... read more »
From: Medieval History on 23 December 2013

Medieval Top Ten

It’s that time of the year when we all look back at what we have accomplished (and also when we so frequently resort to clichés like ‘it’s that... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 December 2013

Review of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps

Over the past few days, medievalists have been abuzz about a new resource for manuscript study in the digital age: the folks at Sexy Codicology (a... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 22 December 2013

Semi-Random Thoughts, a Little on Tertullian and a Bit on Historical Models

I really have fallen off on my posting lately. I just have a lot going on, some of it personal and some professional. I’ll leave the personal alone,... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 22 December 2013

16th-century French Artillery

Jean Marot, Le Voyage de Gênes Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 5091, fol. 2v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 December 2013

Subject to the word

« Rabanus : De sancta Cruce » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, 472, fol. 63v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 December 2013

Christmas and Medieval Family Tension

The Close Rolls reveal that on December 14th, 1286, while Edward I was in Gascony, his cousin Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, witnessed the enrollment of a settlement... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 21 December 2013

Parti-colored I

Historia regni Siciliae, ab anno 1266. ad annum 1278 , Chronica de rebus gestis Frederici, Regis Siciliae, in octo libros distributa , Descriptio urbis... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 December 2013

Suspended knot

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles dits de Hurault] (1r-216r). Capitulare evangeliorum (217r-234r). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 December 2013

Mark’s knee

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles dits de Hurault] (1r-216r). Capitulare evangeliorum (217r-234r). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 December 2013

Patterned writing

Ibn Butlân Tacuinum sanitatis . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 6977, fol. 11r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 December 2013