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Rex Regum

Boetius Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1154, fol. 106v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 January 2015

A Calendar Page for January 2015

Regular readers will know that one of our blog traditions is to highlight a calendar from a particular medieval manuscript throughout the course of the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 January 2015

Venerabili

Agobardus Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2853, fol. 78v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

Split-leaf P

S. Hieronymus, Epistolae. II Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1891, fol. 9r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

Canite tuba

Psautier dit de saint Louis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 10525, fol. 74r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

Fire, Air, Earth, Water: Elemental Order vs. Phenomenological Order

by KARL STEELFirst, read Eileen's post on the new issue of postmedieval, which looks like one for the ages. And then Jeffrey's 2014 retrospective, and... read more »
From: In the Middle on 31 December 2014

Mirages are the Dreamers in the Drowned World: Philology and the Mirage of Time

by EILEEN JOYWith "Philology and the Mirage of Time," edited by Michelle Warren,  postmedieval closes out its 5th year, and this special issue is... read more »
From: In the Middle on 31 December 2014

Some end of year thanks

The last day of the year seems like a good time to say thank you. Over the course of 2014 the number of visitors to this blog has risen rapidly, mostly... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 31 December 2014

Fond Rouge

Augustinus, Sermones. V Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2017, fol. 79r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

Doodle knight

Missel, avec quelques parties de l’office de la nuit. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

Paleography challenge

Florilegium. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2772, Fol. 94v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

Gothique flamboyant

Psalterium ad usum ecclesiae Sarisburiensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 765, fol. 21v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

Beatus Vir

Psalterium ad usum ecclesiae Sarisburiensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 765, fol. 23r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

The Dragon in D

Psalterium ad usum ecclesiae Sarisburiensis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 765, fol. 64v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 December 2014

The Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

Before 2014 is out, we’d like to say a big thank-you to all our readers for your support of the BL Medieval blog and your interest in the work that we... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 31 December 2014

Facial Recognition

My Manchester Metropolitan University page: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hpp/research/current-phd-students/ Please help fund my research: http://www.gofundme.com/medievalgardensandparks –... read more »

St. Christopher’s checkered background

Horae ad usum Aurelianensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1368, fol. 56r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

Golden sheen

Horae ad usum Aurelianensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1368, fol. 48r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

Gordon Braden, Suicide in the Third Person (January 29)

Please join us on Thursday January 29th for this co-sponsored event, and share the invitation with anyone who might be interested:GORDON BRADENEmeritus... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 30 December 2014

Magna Carta on BBC Radio 4's Beyond Belief

A depiction of Stephen Langton forcing Magna Carta on King John Magna Carta Project Co-investigator David Carpenter appeared this week on BBC Radio... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 30 December 2014

Prancing forward, looking back

Horae ad usum Aurelianensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1368, fol. 24r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

Puer Natus

Missale [avec notation en neumes]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 12054, fol. 221r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

Two-tone enthroned line drawing

Missale [avec notation en neumes]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 12054, fol. 40v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

Rich parti-colored with graceful line filler

S. Anselmus Cantuariensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2886, fol. 91v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

Word division

1.° Valerii Maximi dictorum factorumque memorabilium libri novem. — 2.° Ejusdem ad Rufinum dissuasiones, ne ducat uxorem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

Pink Initials with unique designs

1.° Valerii Maximi dictorum factorumque memorabilium libri novem. — 2.° Ejusdem ad Rufinum dissuasiones, ne ducat uxorem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 December 2014

The Carolingian (back-up) plan for world domination

It’s a long time now since I did my doctorate. Nonetheless, I recognise a huge debt in my work even now to that of my supervisor, Matthew Innes—I... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 December 2014

Humanist imitations

Andreas Contrarius,Objurgatio in calumniatorem Platonis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 December 2014

Been Around the World: Exhibition Loans in 2014

The British Library has a long track record in supporting exhibitions at home and abroad – and 2014 has been no different. This year has seen medieval... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 December 2014

Prickings

Epistulae canonicae cum glosa. Epistule canonice Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14790, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2014

Peter’s Karissimi

Epistulae canonicae cum glosa. Epistule canonice Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14790, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2014

Knight Doodle

1.° Martyrologium et necrologium ad usum ecclesiae Altissiodorensis : incipit à duodecimo kal. Martii. — 2.° Tabula paschalis ab anno 1007. ad annum... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2014

A Thought-Fawn

As I’ve had to press the pause-button on my research in the last couple of weeks (blame gift shopping, school holidays, and the in-laws for Christmas),... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 28 December 2014

Retrospect for 2014

by J J CohenThe cusp of December into January invites retrospection to move forward, or some such gnostic spouting.This year has been fairly sparse for... read more »
From: In the Middle on 28 December 2014

'Lullay, little child, rest thee a throwe'

BL Harley 2915 f. 138v This is an exquisitely sad nativity song, a lullaby addressed to the baby Christ, but full of compassion and pain and regret for... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 28 December 2014

Jacobus

Epistulae canonicae cum glosa. Epistule canonice Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14790, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 December 2014

Seminar CLV: tracking the head of John the Baptist

I proffer my usual apologies for the intermittent service here at the moment. I had hoped that the holidays would give time for blog catch-up but I am... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 December 2014

Indian silver coins in Viking-age northern Europe & Britain

The following brief note is concerned with the small number of early medieval silver coins from India that have been found in northern Europe and Britain.... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 27 December 2014

Saved for the Nation: New Acquisitions in 2014

During 2014, the British Library has made several new acquisitions. Thanks to such schemes as Acceptance in Lieu, as well as generous funding provided... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 December 2014

A Saint Nicholas Miracle, or, These PIES, they are DELICIOUS

by KARL STEEL 12th-c. font, Winchester Cathedral, photo by John CookOver at the Smithsonian, Natasha Geiling writes about Santa, who has as many... read more »
From: In the Middle on 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Everyone at the British Library's Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 December 2014

'þe word is geworden': An Anglo-Saxon Christmas Sermon

Nativity, Benedictional of St Æthelwold (BL Additional 49598, f. 15v) Here are a few short extracts from one of Ælfric's sermons for Christmas Day,... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 24 December 2014

Between Manuscript and Print: Greek Manuscripts from the Circle of Aldus Manutius

The year 2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, founder of the famous Aldine press at Venice. A wide range of activities are... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 December 2014

Invisible Things

It appears I have forgotten how to blog. I also have a paper draft ostensibly due tomorrow, and I have every kind of mental block going. I’ve got... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 22 December 2014

Bent vine

Ranulfi de Hydgen, Cestrensis Monachi, historia polychronica ab orbe condito ad annum Christi 1377. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 December 2014

Tiny Text

The larger of these two scripts is already very small with 77 compact lines of text fitting on a single page! 1.° Magistri Percivalli, Mediolanensis,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 December 2014

Can Open Access be done right?

Shortly before I wrote my last post about open access, I was given a copy of a very recent British Academy publication about open-access journals, and... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 22 December 2014

Lector Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice

My Manchester Metropolitan University page: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hpp/research/current-phd-students/ Please help fund my research: http://www.gofundme.com/medievalgardensandparks In... read more »

Some Thoughts on Canterbury Cathedral and Community

If you're in the UK, you may have been watching the recent BBC series of programmes about Canterbury Cathedral. If you haven't been, I recommend it - the... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 20 December 2014

Bookmark and clasp

Missale Senonense. II Partie d’hiver. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 864(2), fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 December 2014