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A Calendar Page for March 2016

For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 March 2016

An onomastic calendar: February

February 1: Edward III was crowned king of England in 1327. February 2: Bona Sforza, queen consort of Poland, was born in 1494. February 3: Douce of Provence... read more »

Poirot Project: Triangle at Rhodes (review)

This post is part of my 2016 Poirot Project. You can read the full story of why I’m doing this in my Introduction post. The previous post was a review... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 29 February 2016

Poirot Project: The Third Floor Flat (review)

This post is part of my 2016 Poirot Project. You can read the full story of why I’m doing this in my Introduction post. The previous post was a review... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 29 February 2016

Poirot Project: Four and Twenty Blackbirds (review)

This post is part of my 2016 Poirot Project. You can read the full story of why I’m doing this in my Introduction post. The previous post was a review... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 29 February 2016

Medieval Women and Devotional Compilations

Pens, ink, and the hands that hold the book: The Chastising of God’s Children In Cambridge, Magdalene College, MS Pepys 2125, one of the twelve... read more »

Mystery Monday: Ebled

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet.... read more »

Item

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

Snail hybrid

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

Charlemagne: La vision de St. Jacques

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

Prince héritier de Dagobert

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

Dagobert’s Construction site

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

Catchwords

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

Sainte Ampoule

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

Trojan Horse

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 February 2016

The Leaping Saint: 29th February in the Middle Ages

A history of the strangest day in the calendar. How an emperor, a Pope and a leaping saint shaped the calendar we use today. read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 February 2016

Children with mothers

Les grandes Chroniques de France. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2609,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 February 2016

Salamander

Les premier, septième, huitième et neuvième livres de l’Iliade d’HOMERE, traduits par « SALEL ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 February 2016

What do I think of the Bíblia de Danila?

There has been a very long hiatus here, for which I’m sorry. The factors in this have basically been: first-marking a bunch of exams; reading enough... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 February 2016

Le Château

« L’Istoire de Merlin » [de ROBERT DE BORRON]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2016

Grisaille – in Bronze

« L’Istoire de Merlin » [de ROBERT DE BORRON]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2016

Nether Kingdom

« L’Istoire de Merlin » [de ROBERT DE BORRON]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2016

Unfinished business

« L’Istoire de Merlin » [de ROBERT DE BORRON]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2016

Daily grind

Beatus. Commentaire sur l’Apocalypse. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2290,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 February 2016

Medieval Literacy: Pictures and Texts

  I have recently been plodding through organising, optimising and recataloguing a large number of digitised slides of the stained glass of York Minster.... read more »
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 27 February 2016

FRENCH FOOD HISTORY: Seventeenth century bread

The seventeenth century was a turning point in French bread history. At the start of the century, bread in France was not very different than it had been... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 27 February 2016

Masc/Fem names: gendered themes in dithematic names

A short and busy month is drawing to a close, but we still have time for one more post on this month’s monthly topic! We started off the month acknowledging... read more »

Dirty Old Books

Most of us have said “I love this book!” at one point or another. However, what we mean by it may differ a great deal.... read more »
From: medievalbooks on 26 February 2016

Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies: Toller Lecture 2016

Women Write the Past – Old English, New Literature and the Romance of ScholarshipProfessor Clare Lees (King’s College London)Mary Bateson (1865-1905)Monday,... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 25 February 2016

The part medieval alchemy played in the scientific revolution

Introduction There have been a lot of books and articles discussing the scientific revolution that took place in the 17th century. However, even after... read more »
From: distillatio on 24 February 2016

ITM Readers: We're proud to bring to you this guest posting from a very important person!Maken Melodye...

ITM Readers: We're proud to bring to you this guest posting from a very important person!Maken Melodye on #WhanThatAprilleDay16by GEOFFREY CHAUCER [aka... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 February 2016

The Death of King Ethelbert

Worth, Kent Today is the 1400th anniversary of the death of Ethelbert, king of Kent, the first English king to convert to Christianity. Ethelbert died... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 24 February 2016

Like father, like daughter

Scrolling facebook idly, I just came across a meme. The page sharing it is one of those pages designed to share memes and profit from the clicks; none... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 23 February 2016

Nebuchadnezzar’s dream

Beatus. Commentaire sur l’Apocalypse. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2290,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2016

Mappa mundi

Beatus. Commentaire sur l’Apocalypse. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2290,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2016

Mandorla mandala

Beatus. Commentaire sur l’Apocalypse. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2290,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 February 2016

Shakespeare: British Library Manuscripts in Washington D.C.

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the William Shakespeare, arguably the world’s greatest playwright. Special events, performances and... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 February 2016

Ravenserodd and other lost settlements of the East Yorkshire coast

The aim of the following post is primarily to share a version of Thomas Sheppard's classic map of the villages, towns and lands that have been lost to... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 22 February 2016

Mystery Monday: Daghared

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet.... read more »

“Certainly God is angry with us” – a sermon on the Vikings

In a previous blog, I gave some (admittedly lighthearted) advice on how to fend off a vampire attack, culled from a twelfth-century chronicle. In a slightly... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 22 February 2016

Word of the Month: Purple

As the editors of the AND work their way towards the end of the revision of the letter ‘P’, one of the entries being rewritten is that of the... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 22 February 2016

A Life in Language

Umberto Eco has passed away, and with him we’ve lost one of our great thinkers about the meaning and implications of language. Like many people,... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 20 February 2016

Candelabra border

Abrégé de la vie de saint Denis, suivie des pèlerinages, prières, actions de grâces après leurs victoires, des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 February 2016

Dragons

Abrégé de la vie de saint Denis, suivie des pèlerinages, prières, actions de grâces après leurs victoires, des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 February 2016

Le Fevre

L’Image du monde, par Gautier de Metz ; Fables de Marie de France, etc. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 February 2016

Tree line

Anciennes chroniques d’Angleterre , Jean de Wavrin. Français 74 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 February 2016

“Unto the Bottom of Those Gulfey Waves”: Steve Mentz’s Shipwreck Modernity

by KARL STEELIn the Naufragocene, the "Age of Shipwrecks," catastrophe awaits. Or engulfment and drowning. Or swimming.Mentz’s texts emerge in the... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 February 2016

Fashion Goes Medieval

A guide to the gorgeous medieval looks we're hoping to see on the catwalks next season. read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 February 2016

Drew Daniel Feb 25; "Premodern Disorder" Feb. 26

Please join us for this lecture and discussion. The event is free and welcomes all who wish to attend.February 25 Drew DanielJohns Hopkins University"The... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 19 February 2016

On Believing Students

a guest post by Adam J. DexterI must open this essay by admitting that I am probably the least qualified person to write an essay on teaching anyone: my... read more »
From: In the Middle on 19 February 2016