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Poirot Project: The Kidnapped Prime Minister (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 1 June 2016

A Calendar Page for June 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 June 2016

An Onomastic Calendar: May

May 1: Mathilda of Scotland died in 1118. May 2: Anne Boleyn was arrested for treason in 1536. May 3: Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, was born in 1415.... read more »

Mystery Monday: Two names with Rece-

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 »

The Ethics of Inventing Modernity: Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve

Eirik Furu Baardsen/Akademiet for yngre forskerea guest post by LAURA SAETVEIT MILES, University of Bergen [On 7 June 2016 Stephen Greenblatt will... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 May 2016

Henry Sweet: One of the Founding Fathers of Old English Studies

Henry Sweet (1845-1912) was a remarkable scholar who laid some of the foundations for the academic study of Old English. This blog provides an overview... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 29 May 2016

Medieval roots of modern names: The US 2015 top 51-100 for girls

While the top 100 boy’s names were all relative homogeneous amongst the groups that we looked at, the girl’s names are much more varied. We’ve... read more »

Camels in early medieval western Europe: beasts of burden & tools of ritual humiliation

The aim of the following post is simply to collect together some of the references to camels in early medieval Europe, where they seem to have been used... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 28 May 2016

The Philosopher’s Pony Play

Image by Vassil — Personal work, CC0 For all that he is The Philosopher in the later Middle Ages, the most striking iconographical depictions of... read more »
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 28 May 2016

In Marca Hispanica XXXIII: parts of Vic previously unreached

Illuminated charter in the cloister of the cathedral of Sant Pere de Vic Despite my sudden swerve into contemporary relevance, the reporting on the blog... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 May 2016

Fleur-de-lysé

« Les Cerimonies et ordonnances qui se appartiennent à gaige de bataille fait par querelle, selon les constitutions faictes par le bon roy... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 May 2016

Anglo-Saxon England and the European Union

It is a time of weighty decisions in this part of the world right now. I don’t just mean in the Academy, although today and tomorrow much of the... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 May 2016

Bede: The Greatest Hits

On this day in AD 735 the Venerable Bede died in his monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. Bede is most famous for his Ecclesiastical... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 May 2016

Utopia 500

At the start of Thomas More’s Utopia the narrator describes a fictional meeting with a stranger in Antwerp. The man is sunburned, his beard is untrimmed,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 May 2016

Comblant

« Recueil du reiglement general de l’ordre et conduitte de l’artillerie, tant pour marcher en campagne que pour la placer et dresser... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2016

Field Forge

« Recueil du reiglement general de l’ordre et conduitte de l’artillerie, tant pour marcher en campagne que pour la placer et dresser... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2016

Face-to-face combat

Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Roman de Troie. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2016

Loys

Statuts de l’Ordre de Saint-Michel. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2016

Siege

« QUINTE CURSE RUFFE, des Faitz du grant Alexandre », traduction [de VASQUE DE LUCÈNE]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2016

Naval military geometry

« Traitté de l’artillerie de la marine, par le Sr LEMPEREUR, commissaire ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 May 2016

Wooty Woo!!

Hey, now you can guess why I chose the ol' ruminate as the title of my blog:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVjE_fS-plg read more »
From: The Ruminate on 25 May 2016

Modern, Medieval, preserved for posterity

Prof Awesome hears some of my wild and wide-eyed theories!!  See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVjE_fS-plg read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 25 May 2016

Medieval roots of modern names: The US 2015 top 51-100 for boys

At this rate, we’re probably going to only make it through the top 100 before the month is out. One thing that has been interesting about each group... read more »

Word of the Month: Decoration

The primary focus of the present AND project involves the editing of those entries beginning with the letters N, O, P and U. In addition to this, the editors... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 24 May 2016

La Propriété des choses

BARTHÉLEMY L’ANGLAIS, Livre des propriétés des choses, traduction française de Jean Corbichon. Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 May 2016

Manchester Medieval Society Excursion 2016

Post written by Joanna Robertson, MA student (University of Manchester)This year’s annual Medieval Society excursion was on Saturday 14th May, and... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 23 May 2016

Elstree 1976 breaks Stars Wars down to what it is

I saw Elstree 1976 with a friend at the film space PhilaMOCA on Friday night. They only had two showings and the very low attendance surprised me –... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 23 May 2016

A note on the evidence for African migrants in Britain from the Bronze Age to the medieval period

The degree to which pre-modern Britain included people of African origin within its population continues to be a topic of considerable interest and some... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 23 May 2016

Mystery Monday: Quindiverga

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 »

3,000 Kalamazoos: Play, Change, Community

by JONATHAN HSYPROLOGUEMy annual swag summary of Kalamazoo (click image to embiggen). [May 18, 2016]It has been just about a week since the 2016 International... read more »
From: In the Middle on 23 May 2016

Revenants revisited

Last week, the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre at Sheffield held an event marking the Norman Conquest.[1] I offered to speak about a peculiar case... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 23 May 2016

Horse and all

Vies de S. Denys et de S. Eustache. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 May 2016

How beautiful are the feet

Vies de S. Denys et de S. Eustache. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 May 2016

Size Matters

The British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website reveals a number of remarkable things in the text and decoration of over 1460 complete manuscripts... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 May 2016

Visual History: Magnifying Glass or Fun Fair Mirror?

  Some weeks ago I got into a slightly testy (but polite) Twitter exchange with somebody from the humanities area of academia who was wanting to know... read more »
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 21 May 2016

Internal Rhyme I

This is the first of two or three posts on internal rhyme in later medieval English and Scottish verse.  There is a small craze for internal rhyming... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 20 May 2016

Choir Blue

BARTHÉLEMY L’ANGLAIS, Livre des propriétés des choses, traduction française de Jean Corbichon. Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 May 2016

Brush strokes

BARTHÉLEMY L’ANGLAIS, Livre des propriétés des choses, traduction française de Jean Corbichon. Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 May 2016

Testament de Jehan de Meun

« Le Testament maistre JEHAN de Meun » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 May 2016

Sidelong glances

Livre de l’information des princes, traduction française de Jean Golein. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 May 2016

Call for Submissions – The Literary Encyclopedia

THE LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA (Older Scots) – Call for Contributors (www.litencyc.com)   The Literary Encyclopedia’s section editor for Scottish... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 19 May 2016

Collecting from Cliopatria

Screenshot of the History News Network magazine website Long-term readers may know that I used to be a contributor to a group blog at the Humanities News... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 19 May 2016

An Anglo-Saxon ‘Renaissance Man’: St Dunstan

Dunstan (d. 988), whose feast is celebrated on 19 May, was a scholar and reformer, but also a craftsman, said to have been a skilled metalworker, painter,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 May 2016

CFP: Medieval Ecocriticisms at Leeds

Medieval Ecocriticisms is seeking papers for a session to be held at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3-6, 2017.Each year,... read more »
From: Medieval Ecocriticisms on 18 May 2016

Medieval roots of modern names: The US 2015 top 26-50 for girls

Just as the top 26-50 boy’s names continued the strong showing of Biblical names, the girl’s top 26-50 continue the trend of being much more... read more »

On the Road: Attending Academic Events as a Parent

This past Monday I did something I’ve not done in about a year – stood up in front of a room full of people, cracked a couple of bad jokes,... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 18 May 2016

A New Conversation

Yeah, so.....I just noticed it has been a year plus since one of us has posted here.  But that's not what I want to reflect on......I wanted to start... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 17 May 2016

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: Earl Siward and the Proper Ways to Die

Alfred and the cakes, Cnut and the waves, and Eadmer the flying monk: Anglo-Saxon history is full of anecdotes. On this blog I will regularly highlight... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 16 May 2016

Kzoo 2016

"Well, I'm back." Truly some of the saddest and most profound words to end a novel. For this post, "Well, it's over." will do just... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 16 May 2016

Mystery Monday: Pregonia

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 »