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A Calendar Page for June 2015

To find out more about the London Rothschild Hours, take a look at our post A Calendar Page for January 2015. Calendar page for June, with decorative border... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 June 2015

Gold page. White line fillers.

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1171, fol. 2r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 May 2015

How Do We Write? Dysfunctional Academic Writing

by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Alexandra GillespieI.Suzanne Conklin Akbari How We WriteA conversation has unfolded on Facebook over the last week on... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 May 2015

Ex cathedra

Evangelia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 8849, fol. 18v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 May 2015

Temporary Lyric in Skelton’s Magnificence

As promised, another example which shows how cleverly and self-consciously late medieval dramatists  exploited the familiar forms of late... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 29 May 2015

Jeweled binding with St. Stephen

Evangelia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 8849. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 May 2015

19 Manuscripts rebound

Recueil factice composé de dix-neuf manuscrits ou fragments de manuscrits.. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 May 2015

Academics Possessed: Medieval Ideas of Authorship & the Importance of Archives

A.S. Byatt’s Booker prize winning novel Possession (1990) opens with the dramatic discovery of drafts of two previously unknown letters in the pages... read more »

I Puzzle

1.° Innocentii Papae III. gesta : authore anonymo, quem tamen coaetaneum fuisse constat. — 2.° Hugonis Falcandi liber de calamitatibus Siciliae,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 May 2015

Red S

Petrus Ostiensis episcopus , Homiliarium Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2466,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 May 2015

Evangelist Eyes

Petrus Ostiensis episcopus , Homiliarium Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2466,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 May 2015

Why we need history #1: “Erasers are ‘an instrument of the Devil’…”

When I was at Kalamazoo, several people groused at me for not blogging more. This morning, as I procrastinate over other things, it occurred to me that... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 27 May 2015

Silent Crime: The Duggars, Incest, and Mainstream Culture

[As you’d expect from the subject line, TW for discussion of incest, sex crimes & rape culture.] I’ve never seen 19 Kids and Counting;... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 27 May 2015

A Brief Note on ‘Politically Correct’ History

Last week saw the publication of the latest volume of Studies in Church History, this year on the theme of ‘Christianity and Religious Plurality’.... read more »
From: merovingianworld on 27 May 2015

Update

One week has passed since The Medieval Texts Translation Project was created, and the response has been absolutely overwhelming and incredibly positive.... read more »

Ideology, enforcement and arseholes

Since I research what could be broadly described as early medieval cultural history, I’m used to intermittent objections to this approach by proponents... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 27 May 2015

Determination of header forms

Earlier this month, someone told us on twitter that he “would love to read more on procedure for name standardisation”. This post explores... read more »

Words of the Month: giggling, jigg(l)ing gigolos

The starting-point for this investigation is on the one hand the Anglo-Norman gigeler, attested only in one text, William of Waddington’s Manuel... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 27 May 2015

Winged Choir Master

Bréviaire de Paris, noté. Calendriers. Seconde partie Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 May 2015

Subtle shading

The faint hashing with light purple creates a faint, textured shadow behind this capital. 1.° Pomponii Melae de situ orbis libri tres : praemittitur... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 May 2015

The Document That (Almost) Changed the Course of History

You may be aware that some of the most famous documents in the world are currently on display at the British Library. One of those is Magna Carta (for... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 May 2015

#Kzoo2015 Blogroll

by JONATHAN HSYIt's been just over a week since the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI) and... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 May 2015

New Book: Manuscripts and Medieval Song

I’m yet to receive my author’s copies from CUP, but Google seems already to have theirs. Helen Deeming and I have worked with Sam Barrett,... read more »
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 26 May 2015

What I hope to do at Kentwell 2015 next month

This year (If all goes well) I am being a foundryman at Kentwell hall, in the year 1588. This is a good opportunity to try various things out, most of... read more »
From: My medieval foundry on 25 May 2015

Is this an unusual and often overlooked piece of alchemical equipment?

When looking through alchemical works and examining the illustrations, it always pays to ask, is that real equipment and methods I see in use, or are they... read more »
From: distillatio on 25 May 2015

White mask, Gold mask

Horae ad usum romanum dites Heures Henri II Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1429,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2015

Prologus

Biblia Philippi Pulchri, regis Francorum. Biblia Philippi Pulchri, regis Francorum, vol. I Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2015

St. Jerome in his Study

S. Hieronymus Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1617, fol. 213r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2015

Pearly whites

Collectio canonum Sancti Blasii. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 3836, fol. 1v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2015

Tironian Shorthand

Commentarii notarum tironianarum (f. 1-42v). Psalmi notis tironianis scripti (f. 43-57). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2015

Work-around

Casus Decretalium. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 16544, fol. 97r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2015

Dragon doodle

Casus Decretalium. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 16544, fol. 19r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2015

The Irish Referendum: What Would Augustine Say?

What would the fifth-century writer and theologian Augustine of Hippo have said if consulted for his opinion on the results of Ireland’s recent same-sex... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 25 May 2015

'We wurðiað þæs Halgan Gastes tocyme': An Anglo-Saxon Sermon for Pentecost

BL Add. 49598 f.67v We wurðiað þæs Halgan Gastes tocyme mid lofsangum seofon dagas, forðan ðe he onbryrt ure mod mid seofonfealdre gife, þæt... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 24 May 2015

Similar Projects

Below is the start of a list of similar projects. They represent strong evidence for the success collaborative translation projects can have. The... read more »

Medieval Bargain Books

If you are like me, you probably have two types of books on your shelves: some are new, others are second-hand. The two are very different entities: new... read more »
From: medievalbooks on 22 May 2015

What's With Medieval Tombs? Part 11 - The Aesthetics of Armour

  Tombs were functional objects. They had a job to do and to do that job they had to look good. Whether that job was to inspire the congregations... read more »
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 22 May 2015

EconTalk podcast: Nicholas Vincent on Magna Carta

The British Library's Unburnt Magna Carta The Magna Carta Project's Nicholas Vincent recorded a podcast on Magna Carta recently for EconTalk, part of... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 21 May 2015

Pint of Science, York : An

“Sorry, Deborah Thorpe is out of office today. I will respond to your emails upon my return to my desk” Preparing to talk… I’ve... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 21 May 2015

Underlining

Petrus Aureoli, Compendium litteralis sensus totius Scripturae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 May 2015

The Gospel according to St. John

Missale romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 May 2015

Tendril

S. Gregorius Magnus Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 May 2015

The Holy Trinity

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 May 2015

Something for Everyone

Additional MS 36684 is a Book of Hours, about the size of a small paperback, made in Northern France in the area of Saint-Omer, near where our large set... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 May 2015

Lost at Sea / Forlornly Hopeful (in the style of Lorrie Moore)

 Figure 1. detail from Adad Hannah's The Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House) 3 (2009)by EILEEN JOYHerewith, I share the text of my short piece for... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 May 2015

Blogging, Academia, and Aspiration

My site statistics tell me that this blog has just reached its 1000th post. That seems like an impossibly huge number, and if you'd asked me to estimate... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 20 May 2015

Fabricating Lyric in Middle English Drama

The relationship between religious lyric and religious drama in medieval England is a close one. read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 20 May 2015

Suggestions

Below is a list of medieval texts, as yet untranslated or only partially translated, which have already been suggested. Undoubtedly, this list will continue... read more »