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A Calendar Page for March 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. The agricultural labours of the year are shown beginning... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 March 2014

From the Middle Ages to... NOW

In the past here at the Medieval History site, we've often discussed going back in time, either to meet someone from the Middle Ages or to actually live... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 February 2014

Edward the Elder

There have been a lot of kings of England named Edward. This man -- the first-born son of Alfred the Great -- was the first. He appears to have had ...Read... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 February 2014

What scientists are learning from 14th-century poo

Thanks to an urban renewal project in Namur, Belgium, where latrines dating back more than 600 years were found, researchers have the opportunity to examine... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 February 2014

Gold Q with dots

Basile (Saint). ” Ad adulescentes, quam ex gentilium libris facilitatem capere debeant. ” Traduction de Léonard d’Arezzo. — Traité... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 February 2014

Being Middle Aged in the Middle Ages

As part of my project on neurodegenerative conditions in the medieval period, I have been doing some reading on getting older in the Middle Ages. I’ve... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 28 February 2014

My Week of Lecturing in Oxford

By Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) It is the evening of Thursday 27 February, 2014, and at the moment I am sitting in The White Horse being stared at by... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 28 February 2014

The Vikings at the British Museum

For the first time in 30 years, the British Museum is mounting a major exhibition on the Vikings. Developed with the National Museum of Denmark and the... read more »
From: Medieval History on 27 February 2014

Self Biters

Missale (fragmenta). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2659, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2014

Leafy margin

Sacramentaire de l’église de Tours. — Ms. du IXe et du Xe siècle. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2014

Who pays with a shoe? Family tensions in a Vic charter

So there should have been some posts at the weekend and there weren’t. Let me make my excuses and then give you something funny I came across to... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 February 2014

S with birds and beasts

Tropaire-prosier à l’usage de Moissac, avec notation en neumes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2014

Yellow Q with knots and leaves

Tropaire-prosier à l’usage de Moissac, avec notation en neumes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2014

Supplication

Bréviaire de l’abbaye de Silos. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2193, fol. 45v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2014

Slavery and Sainthood in Cornwall

Copied in a scriptorium in Brittany in the early 9th century, this Gospel Book, new to our Digitised Manuscripts site, is referred to as the Bodmin Gospels,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 February 2014

News Roundup

This week microbes have scholars excited, rare art has come to light, and archaeological efforts continue to help us learn about the past. Medieval... read more »
From: Medieval History on 26 February 2014

Interview with Michael Hirst, creator of Vikings

This month's issue of DUJOUR has a feature interview with Michael Hirst, the creator and writer of the hit TV series Vikings, by Nancy Bilyeau:If you walk... read more »
From: Medieval News on 26 February 2014

The Sea is a Conveyance-Machine II

south coast of Maine, looking towards Wellsby J J CohenI recently posted the opening to my short piece for Steve Mentz's forthcoming collection Oceanic... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 February 2014

First page gap

Léandre (Règle de saint), suivie d’opuscules des pères et de vies de saints. Ms. visigothique du X e ou du XI e siècle Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 February 2014

Saint Barbara

Horae ad usum Redonensem Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 3201, fol. 67r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 February 2014

On angels’ wings

Petites Heures de la reine Anne de Bretagne. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 3027, fol. 38r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 February 2014

Drinking alone

Dernière partie du roman de Tristan, attribuée à LUCE DU GAST et ÉLIE DE BORON. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 February 2014

Last Supper

” Missale secundum usum Byterii ecclesie, ” cum calendario. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2014

Zigzag Line fillers

Horae ad usum Constantinensem Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 3208, fol. 71v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2014

Visigothic Fish Letters: H (fin erased)

Lectionnaire pour les différentes fêtes de l’année à partir de Noël, à l’usage de l’abbaye de Silos. Écriture visigothique du... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2014

Watery Metaphor: Much-Belated Meditations on Oceanic New York

by JONATHAN HSYIn this blog post, I’m trying out some ideas in response to Oceanic New York. See an excerpt from JEFFREY’s contribution to (what is... read more »
From: In the Middle on 25 February 2014

White vines with birds, musicians, and moth

Laurentius Vallensis, “Collatio Novi Testamenti cum graeca veritate. ” Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2014

Tabulae

Épîtres et évangiles des dimanches et des fêtes de l’année à l’usage de l’abbaye de Silos. Écriture visigothique du XI e siècle Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2014

Little knots, big knots, yellow dots

Épîtres et évangiles des dimanches et des fêtes de l’année à l’usage de l’abbaye de Silos. Écriture visigothique du XI e siècle Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 February 2014

No Rest for the Wicked: Dante's Inferno

Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy is best-known for its gruesome catalogue of punishments suffered by the damned; and what punishments they are! Dante... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 February 2014

Crush with Will Stockton and D Gilson

GW MEMSI and the GW Creative Writing Program invite you toattend a reading by GW's own D. Gilson and Will Stockton of Clemson University.  They... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 24 February 2014

Liber

Biblia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, NAL 3233, fol. 289r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 February 2014

Elephant attack

Bible historiale complétée . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 5707, fol. 172r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 February 2014

An Early Modern Child's Drawing, in Melusine

by KARL STEELWhile looking for a suitable illustration to help teach Geoffrey of Auxerre's version of the Melusine story (n35 here for more), I ran across... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 February 2014

Requiem for a king

« Les Croniques que fist sire JEHAN FROISSART ». Français 2663 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2014

Romans at war

Les Faits des Romains. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 23082, fol. 57v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2014

Jaunty A with yellow highlights in penwork

Les Faits des Romains. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 23082, fol. 23v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2014

Intercolumnar spike

Justinianus,Codex, traduction anonyme en français . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Fonds français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2014

Embarrassing Amateur Moments Supplement

Lately life’s been getting in the way of me making substantive posts. I’d say that’s unfortunate but it’s actually good; just not... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 23 February 2014

There Were No European Dark Ages!

A number of years ago on this blog, I promised a series of posts that would deal with the notion of the "dark ages."  That term is so wrong,... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 23 February 2014

Madonna Lactans

Saint Augustin,De civitate Dei (Livres XI-XXII) , traduit en français par Raoul de Presle Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2014

Gawain Revealed

One of the British Library's greatest literary treasures is the unique manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Last week we hosted a visit by Murray... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 February 2014

Marginal balancing act

Première partie du roman en prose de Lancelot du Lac, de GAUTIER MAP Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2014

Courtly handshake

Première partie du roman en prose de Lancelot du Lac, de GAUTIER MAP Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2014

Arthurian columns

Première partie du roman en prose de Lancelot du Lac, de GAUTIER MAP Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 February 2014

Susan Crane, Animal Encounters

by J J CohenA highlight of this year's MLA Convention in Chicago was being included in a session on Susan Crane's new book Animal Encounters: Contacts... read more »
From: In the Middle on 22 February 2014

Why I Won't Change My Accent...

So, since I'm a female early-career researcher, I've recently been invited to an event that included vocal coaching. Obviously - and sadly - this is still... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 22 February 2014

A FOURTEENTH CENTURY DIETETIC: 4. Brother Leonard on behavior and attitude

This is one of several posts exploring a dietetic written in the fourteenth century by a certain “Brother Leonard” at the monastery of St. Jacques... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 22 February 2014

Prepare to Meet Your Doom

Followers of this blog may harbour a suspicion that we possess an unhealthy interest in scenes of violence and torture in medieval manuscripts. The following... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 22 February 2014

Chaucer’s Book Launch…and Gower’s Shame

The Troilus Frontispiece, from Cambridge, CCC MS 61 So today is Launch Day, with a party in downtown Charlottesville to celebrate the publication of A... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 21 February 2014