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Odo Astensis , Expositio in Psalmos Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2508, fol. 31v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 April 2014

A Calendar Page for April 2014

Happy April everybody! And what better way to start the month than with some more sensational pages from the stupendous Huth Hours? If you have already... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 April 2014

King Francis I

A supporter of the arts, Francis I of France invited Leonardo da Vinci to spend his declining years at his summer residence. Legend has it the artist... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 March 2014

More Glossary Terms

What can I say? I just added them and I thought you might like to know about them. Deacon Right of Sanctuary Scutiger Squire Follow me on Twitter Visit... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 March 2014

Rats not to blame for the Black Death?

Every now and then some scientist or other comes out with an article or book or monograph on how the disease of the Black Death could not have been Bubonic... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 March 2014

Is graffiti Art? In this case, it's evidence

There's an ongoing discussion about modern graffiti. Is it art, or is it just vandalism? Personally, I believe that some graffiti is most definitely art,... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 March 2014

Just a hug

Le grant blason de faulses amours fait et composé par frere Guillaume Alexis, religieux de Lyre et de Busy Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 March 2014

Happy International Hug a Medievalist Day

It's that day again.From all of us at ITM, whether or not you are a medievalist, a big hug, and thanks for reading. read more »
From: In the Middle on 31 March 2014

Bosses

Manuscrits allemands. Légendaire allemand Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg, Ms.2.263. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 March 2014

Thuribles, jeweled altars, and music

Odo Astensis , Expositio in Psalmos Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2508, fol. iiv. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 March 2014

Is it really Richard?

In case you haven't been keeping up with it, in August, 2012, skeletal remains were found under a parking lot in Leicester, where scholars theorized the... read more »
From: Medieval History on 30 March 2014

Are you familiar with these glossary terms?

You might want to visit the Medieval History Glossary and brush up on your medieval terminology. Just in case there's a quiz. Or something. Here are a... read more »
From: Medieval History on 30 March 2014

Elemental Ecocriticism: draft introduction

by J J CohenGreetings from a snowy DC, where March was in like a lion and also out like a lion. I don't mean "out" in a queer sense because that would... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 March 2014

Gold highlights, red dots

Évangéliaire pour toute l’année, et pour les messes particulières. — Neumes Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-612... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 March 2014

Early Medieval French wine

This is one of several posts on drink in the Middle Ages. The others are: Stumbling through history towards beer Beyond wine, water and beer: what else... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 29 March 2014

Shaded vines

Manuscrits latins. Diurnale, cum calendario Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg, Ms.0.128, fol. 142r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 March 2014

The Enemy of All Marriage

Last week, we announced that two important manuscripts had been saved for the nation by the British Library. One of these – a printed book filled with... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 March 2014

Marginalia for the Hours

Here are a number of creative images from the margins of the “Livre d’heures de Gijsbrecht van Brederode” in Liège. Livre d’heures... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2014

CSI: Manuscript Edition

By Ramona Venema Ramona Venema works as a research assistant in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. She maintains her own cookery blog. When I was a... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 28 March 2014

Conquest: 1016, 1066 (CFP)

This CFP will interest many readers. Posted on behalf of Laura Ashe.Conquest: 1016, 1066 An Interdisciplinary Anniversary ConferenceSt Anne's College,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 28 March 2014

Saturn toppled

Zothorus, Liber astrologia Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesoüef 8, fol. 21v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2014

Decoding the stars

Zothorus, Liber astrologia Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesoüef 8, fol. 9r. This treatise... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2014

Bosse

Zothorus, Liber astrologia Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesoüef 8. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2014

Review: 'The Greatest Knight: William Marshal' (BBC 2), presented by Dr Thomas Asbridge

This blog is contributed by Dr Simon John, Departmental Lecturer in Early Medieval History, University of Oxford Dr Thomas Asbridge Following hot... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 27 March 2014

Seminar CLVIII: John Blair’s Ford Lectures, II

Poster for John Blair’s Ford Lectures, 2013 The second of John Blair’s Ford Lectures was in some ways the first substantive one, the actual... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 March 2014

One Poem: Two Ways

How can a poem mean one thing and simultaneously its opposite?  As you can see from the text and two translations (scroll down for these), this week’s... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 27 March 2014

Painted rib vaults

Horae secundum usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, NAL 3229, fol. 118r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2014

Mary’s loom

Horae secundum usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, NAL 3229, fol. 71v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2014

Say Your Prayers

A new addition to Digitised Manuscripts comes in the form of Add MS 50005, a Book of Hours in Dutch, which the British Library acquired from the Dyson... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 March 2014

Eye witnesses to the Glory of God

Psautiers mozarabiques. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesouëf 2, fol. 77v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2014

Something of a fish tale

Psautiers mozarabiques. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesouëf 2, fol. 105v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2014

Jubilate Deo

Psautiers mozarabiques. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesouëf 2, fol. 35v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2014

Humility vs. Pride

Aurelius Clementis Prudentius, Liber Cathemerinon (3ra-11ra, 37vb-40ra). Liber Peristephanon (11ra-22va). Liber Apotheosis (40ra-48ra). Amartigenia (48ra-55rb).... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 March 2014

Praise to the Lamb

Aurelius Clementis Prudentius, Liber Cathemerinon (3ra-11ra, 37vb-40ra). Liber Peristephanon (11ra-22va). Liber Apotheosis (40ra-48ra). Amartigenia (48ra-55rb).... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 March 2014

Beati with practice knot

Psalterium. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 102, fol. 111v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 March 2014

Bowl spinner

Breviarium ad usum fratrum Predicatorum, dit Bréviaire de Belleville. Bréviaire de Belleville, vol. I (partie hiver) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 March 2014

Knowing Nature in the Medieval & Early Modern Worlds

This conference at the University of Maryland October 24-25 may interest readers. CFP is below.The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval & Early Modern... read more »
From: In the Middle on 25 March 2014

Advice for first-time conference presenters

I’ve been handing out a lot of this of late, so I thought I would centralize it here. Maybe you’re presenting at your first conference, or... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 25 March 2014

Codex Sinaiticus Added to Digitised Manuscripts

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the great treasures of the British Library. Written in the mid-4th century in the Eastern Mediterranean (possibly at Caesarea),... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 March 2014

Books and birds

Guyart des Moulins, Bible historiale. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-5212 réserve, fol. 1r. First page of a Bible translated... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 March 2014

Academia, mentoring, solitude, affect

by J J CohenIf you are interested, here is the Storification of a series of tweets I composed rather quickly yesterday morning an academia, solitude,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 March 2014

Interdisciplinary Study and the Postdoctoral Researcher

As I approach the end of my second month as a discipline-hopping postdoc., I thought I’d write something about the experience of forming synergies... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 24 March 2014

Initium Karoli

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles de la cour de Charlemagne ou Évangéliaire d'or ; ce manuscrit a également été connu sous le nom d'Évangéliaire de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 March 2014

Quinze joies de Marie

Bréviaire de Paris dit Bréviaire dit de Charles V [Breviarium Parisiense]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 March 2014

Heavens and Earth

Bréviaire de Paris dit Bréviaire dit de Charles V [Breviarium Parisiense]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 March 2014

Leafy D

Psalterium et hymnarium ad usum monasterii Sancti Dionysii. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 March 2014

Pen in hand

Psalterium et hymnarium ad usum monasterii Sancti Dionysii. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 March 2014

Dragon with long tail

Livre d’heures, en latin Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, 290, fol. 13v. Look for many other fun animals in the decorated... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 March 2014

Sanctuary in the Middle Ages

Most of us have either watched a movie or read a book set in the Medieval Period which includes a scene where the action runs something like this; Someone... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 23 March 2014

The Scale of Catastrophe: Ecology and Transition, Medieval to Early Modern

by J J CohenAs a result of directing an institute that combines the medieval and the early modern across the disciplines, and maybe just because I'm getting... read more »
From: In the Middle on 23 March 2014