Post Archives

Archives for May 2014

A Calendar Page for June 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. In these calendar pages for the month of June, the agricultural... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 June 2014

Some News

This weekend, there's news of bones, castle excavations, manuscript treasure, and more bones. Skeleton discovered may be Viking King Olaf Guthfrithsson The... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 May 2014

Seminar CLXVIII: managing chaos in early Wessex

As we have often seen already here while dealing with my seminar report backlog, Spring 2013 was apparently a time in which, whether I wanted to or not,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 31 May 2014

Charles the Bald

He was the grandson of Charlemagne and the youngest son of Louis the Pious, and when he was born to his father's second wife, trouble started brewing.... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 May 2014

On Finishing My Last Solitary Book

by J J CohenWith a push of the send button a link to the full manuscript of Stories of Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman whizzed through the ether to the... read more »
From: In the Middle on 31 May 2014

Church, Mosque, Museum ... Mosque?

The magnificent Hagia Sophia cathedral spent several centuries as a mosque before being turned into the museum it is today. Now there's a fairly strong... read more »
From: Medieval History on 31 May 2014

Using coins in early medieval France

Gregory de Tours tells of a poor fisherman who wants wine. When a saint miraculously sends him a large fish, he goes at once and trades it for wine. ... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 31 May 2014

Scraped Away Songs

As you may have already seen if you follow @BLMedieval on Twitter, we have just uploaded images of one of the British Library's smallest but most important... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 31 May 2014

Edward, the Black Prince

The eldest son of Edward III was a renowned military commander and was considered a chivalrous knight. However, he was not quite so successful in governing... read more »
From: Medieval History on 30 May 2014

Judging a Book by its Cover: Manuscript Bindings Without Bling

By Jenneka Janzen Our blog has featured medieval bindings before (Jenny’s blog on “bling” bindings was recently published in Quest magazine) but... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 30 May 2014

Word of the month: quyne, the 'evil monkey'?

In the first edition of the AND we find the entry quyn (currently also online, until work on the second edition of Q- is completed, sometime in 2015).... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 May 2014

Library of Ancients

THUCYDIDE, Histoire de la guerre du Péloponnèse, traduction française de Claude DE SEYSSEL. THUCYDIDE, Histoire de la guerre du Péloponnèse, traduction... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 May 2014

The Buddy System for Humanities Publishing

In the olden days, when I was a scout leader, we used this thing called the ‘buddy system’ to make sure all our little charges got back to... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 30 May 2014

NEXT THURSDAY: Medieval Gender Reading Group

The Wedding Procession of Sir Degrevaunt, by Edward Burne-Jones; prelimary sketch © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. MEDIEVAL GENDER READING GROUP Get... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 29 May 2014

Abraham’s vision of the heavens

Bible traduite en français par Jean de Sy Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 15397, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 May 2014

Flocks of Lot and Abraham

Notice the unfinished penwork in the gold border. Bible traduite en français par Jean de Sy Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 May 2014

Painted leather

Bible traduite en français par Jean de Sy Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 15397, cover. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 May 2014

News Roundup

This week there are several archaeological discoveries, including another vampire burial, and the opportunity to smell like a Viking. Assuming you'd want... read more »
From: Medieval History on 29 May 2014

A World of Words

The Catholicon Anglicum, a fifteenth-century English-Latin dictionary acquired by the British Library earlier this year, is now fully online on Digitised... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 May 2014

Augustine of Hippo

By fusing classical philosophy and Christian doctrine in his many writings, Augustine set forth ideas that would profoundly influence medieval thought.... read more »
From: Medieval History on 28 May 2014

#medievaltwitter revisited: #kzoo2014 (BuzzFeed-style wrap-up)

by JONATHAN HSY (@JonathanHsy)Visualization of #kzoo2014 twitter activity, courtesy of data gathered by Kristen Mapes (@kmapesy); TAGSExplorer developed... read more »
From: In the Middle on 28 May 2014

Babysitters and Breadwinners: Constructing the Social Role of Fatherhood

The nobull kyng dwelled at hom, Wyth full hevy chere; Wyth karefull hert and drury mone, Sykynges made he many on For Egarye the clere. And when he sawe... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 28 May 2014

The Beast of the Sea

Frère LAURENT, [Somme le Roi] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 938, fol. 8v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 May 2014

Les Conseillers

« Traicté sur le deffault du Garrillant, faict par frere JEHAN D’AUTON », poème. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 May 2014

On Teaching Bisclavret

I originally wrote this for my personal blog, ParaSynchronies, but I've decided to cross-post it here as well.Like many people I know, I've been reading... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 27 May 2014

Just Like Heaven: Dante's Paradiso

When we last left Dante, he had met with his muse and lady-love Beatrice in Purgatory, and we were beginning to escort him into the third and last realm... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 May 2014

Tableaux cabalistiques

Pages and pages of them. Traité d’astrologie, précédé de tableaux cabalistiques Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 May 2014

Did Rome Fall: The Dark Ages Redux

The Renaissance Myth depends in its more modern incarnations upon one notion: The Roman Empire in the West fell.  And it fell hard.  But did it?  In... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 27 May 2014

Walking in the Orchard: Privacy, Family and Domestic Space in the Middle Ages

Tomorrow (well, today, I guess) I am speaking at the inHabit: Text, Object and Domestic Space group. inHabit is one of my favourite research groups at... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 27 May 2014

Pince-nez

Chansonnier provençal (Chansonnier La Vallière) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 22543,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 May 2014

Any Old Iron (in which I am behind the times on medieval technical change)

This post is probably more a note to myself than anything, and comes again apropos of my having a while back read Jean-Pierre Devroey’s L’Économie... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 May 2014

Blind maid and the dog

Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 363, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 May 2014

Parchment waves

Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 363. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 May 2014

Charles V enthroned

Liber de informatione principum traduction en français par Jean Golein Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2014

Finding Christ in the Scriptures

Partie d’une « Bible historiée toute figurée ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2014

Interlobal decoration

Partie d’une « Bible historiée toute figurée ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2014

Temptation

Partie d’une « Bible historiée toute figurée ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2014

Riding Party

Français 770 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 770, fol. 164r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2014

Curly-Q

Vies de saints Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 412, fol. 95r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2014

Le Siège Périlleux

« Li Roumans du bon chevalier Tristan, filz au bou roy Meliodus de Loenois » translaté par « LUCE DE GAST ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2014

St Augustine, Apostle of the English, Britain's day-star

Sein Austin bro3te Cristendom þus to Engelonde, Wel a3te we is day holde 3if we were wel understonde. His day is toward þe ende of May, for þulke day... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 26 May 2014

Some medieval blogs for your Monday reading

a superfluous picture I took of the oceanby J J CohenAnd they say blogging is dead. A sampling of the medieval blogosphere's vitality, with an emphasis... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 May 2014

Aberth yn Rhuddlan…ond i pwy a pam?

Un o’r pethau sydd wedi dod yn amlwg yn ystod fy ngwaith ymchwil ac ysgrifennu y blog yma ydi cynlleied o bobl sy’n siarad Cymraeg –... read more »

A Lover’s New Year’s Gift

I think that the book I am working on will become more and more focused on lesser-known poetic experiments in Middle English.  Because these curious creatures... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 25 May 2014

Tendrils

Vies de saints Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 412, fol. 92v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2014

Seminar CLXVII: what about the women of post-Roman Britain?

Still running just about fourteen months behind, I find myself looking at some notes on when Professor Robin Fleming of Boston College came to Oxford on... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 May 2014

The ‘Punctus’ and his Friends: Medieval Punctuation

By Ramona Venema Ramona Venema works as a research assistant in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. She maintains her own cookery blog. Today, a world... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 24 May 2014

The early history of the Paris Halles

At the start of 1969, Paris undertook what has been called “the move of the century”, transferring the central food market from its long established... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 24 May 2014

Golden Images

« Inventaire des meubles de monsieur le duc de Normandie, dauphin de Viennois, fait en l’année 1363 ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 May 2014

Colophon Puzzle

« Le Livre du roy Modus et de la royne Racio, qui parle des deduis et de pestilence ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 May 2014