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Nothing But The Trooth

Here at the British Library we read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 April 2015

Storied Matter

The past few days days have been a mess of eroding civil rights, further stratification, bad faith, false pieties, nasty politics, worse governing, and... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 31 March 2015

The Bamberg State Library’s Digital Collection

De natura rerum – Staatsbibliothek Bamberg Msc.Nat.1 Today we are going to give a look at the Digital collection of Bamberg State Library. A... read more »

Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters: The Pleasures and Perils of Research on Teaching

a guest post by Karina F. Attar and Lynn ShuttersMany academic projects are born out of na read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 March 2015

The Magna Carta Conference: booking now open

Booking has now opened for The Magna Carta Conference, a landmark event commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Charter read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 29 March 2015

What's With Medieval Tombs? - Part 9 The Process of Death

  Recent events involving the reburial of Richard III have revived discussion of the handling of medieval bodies. The process was compared by some... read more »
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 29 March 2015

The Anglo-Saxon Origins of Medieval Justice

Our major Magna Carta exhibition is now open in London, but for those of you who can't come to the British Library in person, over the coming months we're... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 March 2015

Ecclesia

Breviarium ad usum fratrum Predicatorum, dit Br read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

90 lines with prickings

Augustinus. — Amalarius. — Rabanus Maurus. — Apocalypsis cum glossa. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

Peacock listens to Bear

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Epistolae ad familiares, ad Brutum, ad Quintum fratrem et adAtticum . Deux volumes. II. Cicero, Epistolae ad Brutum, ad Quintum... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

Boxed initials

Nicolas Ttrevet, Expositio in quinque Boetii libros de consolatione Philsophiae , avec Boethius, De consolatione Philosophiae . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

Lion whisperer

From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

Columbine Vision

Biblia Ludovici XI regis Franciae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

Fleur de lys

Biblia Ludovici XI regis Franciae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

Tabule Alfonsi

Augustinus Hipponensis, Opera varia. — Tabule Alfonsi Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 March 2015

The Greek Manuscripts of Robert Curzon, Part II

(For Part I, see this post). Today we continue our journey through the Greek manuscripts acquired by the 19th-century bibliophile and traveller Robert... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 March 2015

GW MEMSI, Environmental Humanities and a few thoughts about the future of the past

by J J CohenHas it been a week already? Feels like I'm just done with what turned out to be an energetic, intimate, invigorating symposium: Transition,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 March 2015

Dr. Jami Rogers "Shakespeare and (the lack of?) Diversity" April 24

Please join us for the last two events of the 2014-15 year!Entangled Trajectories: Integrating Native American and European HistoriesRegister by April... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 27 March 2015

Dirty Medieval Books

When you use something for a thousand years, it is bound to get dirty. Medieval books often show stains and marks on their pages, usually from readers... read more »
From: medievalbooks on 27 March 2015

Crest

Catalogue et armoiries des grands ma read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2015

Easy knot

Latin 15149 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2015

Knot

Capitulare Evangeliorum et canones. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 March 2015

Stitch in time

Vitae sanctorum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2015

Sous rature

The parchment appears to have been scraped here. Pontifical, suivi de pi read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2015

Serifs and semi-colons

Pontifical, suivi de pi read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2015

How Richard III is being covered around the world, and more medieval news

We begin with a selection of news stories about the reinterment of Richard III, some serious and some odd, from media around the world.[View the story... read more »
From: Medieval News on 26 March 2015

Another milestone hit: 1000 entries

When it looked like time would prevent our technical guru from completing things to his (exceedingly high) standards in time for our original target date,... read more »

'Thou shalt not, man, abyde here ay'

Solomon (BL Royal 1 E IX, f. 163v) Hec sunt verba prophetica: Amittes mundi prospera. O man, whiche art the erthe take froo, Ayene into erthe thou... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 26 March 2015

Halo and Ink horn

Evangelia quattuor [ read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2015

Circle of life

Biblia Sancti Martialis Lemovicensis, pars. II Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 March 2015

Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project: The final seventy-five manuscripts go online

The third phase of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project has now drawn to a close. In this update, we give details of the last manuscripts to be digitised... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 March 2015

MEDATS Spring Conference and AGM

Medieval Dress and Textiles Society Saturday 30th May 2015The Hall, The Art Workers read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 25 March 2015

'Nu ic his tempel eam': Annunciation in an Anglo-Saxon Poem

The Annunciation in the Benedictional of St read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 25 March 2015

Let the Magna Carta fest begin

As I recently tweeted read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 24 March 2015

On the Non-Mimetic Representation of Nature

You'll want to start with the evocative synopsis that Steve Mentz shares of "Transition, Scale, and Catastrophe."Borneo, Indonesia40,000 years agoOf the... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 24 March 2015

Magna Carta Website is Now Live

The British Library is a hive of Magna Carta-inspired activity at the moment. Our major exhibition, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, has been open for... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 March 2015

Some Thoughts about Saints' Translations (and Richard III)

I have no particular feelings about Richard III. I'm just going to put that out there straight away, because expressing any opinion about his reinterment... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 23 March 2015

Satin, ermine, goldcloth, & jewels

Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 March 2015

Rays

Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 March 2015

True Nobility and Plagiarism

Being a royal librarian could be a lucrative business in the fifteenth century, as the career of Quentin Poulet illustrates. Born in Lille, he went from... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 March 2015

Guest Blog 3: Standing on the edge... by Imogen Ashwin

A very great welcome to the third of our guest blog posts in the NMGS Mini Blog Festival. All the pieces are written upon a single theme - 'What history/Heritage... read more »

WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURES: BABEL's Open Letter to the University of Toronto

Fig. 1. Chris Piuma, PhD student in medieval studies and teacher at University of Toronto, Latinist, Grammarian, Unionist, Striker, member of BABEL's Steering... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 March 2015

The Magna Carta Project in the USA

Members of the Magna Carta Project travelled to the USA recently to share the Project’s research with academics, students and members of the public across... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 20 March 2015

Fermoir d’Anne

Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9474. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 March 2015

Flowered borders with flower names

Each border is decorated with different flowers, each of which is identified by name. Incredible. Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 March 2015

La Vache qui rit

Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9474, fol. 19v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 March 2015

Thin vellum

Theodosii leges ; novelle Valentiniani, Majoriani et Severi cum Theodosianis ; liber legum Titi Gaii ; liber Julii Pauli sententiarum receptarum ; liber... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 March 2015