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A Calendar Page for July 2014

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. The aristocratic pleasures of April and May have been... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 July 2014

Ecostitial

by J J Cohen[so much to read! Karl on race and class, Mary Kate's important survey [please take it!], Jonathan on Kzoo sessions]I'm just back... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 June 2014

Multi-coloured Poetry

The picture above is the opening two stanzas of the prologue to the anonymous Middle English verse translation of Palladius’s Opus agriculturae (scroll... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 30 June 2014

Cityscape

« Chroniques sire JEHAN FROISSART ». Français 2644 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 June 2014

Fool’s Game

« Chroniques sire JEHAN FROISSART ». Français 2646 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 June 2014

Childeric

« Breviaire contenant la royale et tres anchienne lignée de la sacrée impériale et catholicque Majesté Charles cincquiesme, roy des Espaignes, etc.,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 June 2014

Enide la belle

Français 794, « Li Romans d’Erec et d’Enyde », de CRESTIEN de Troies Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 June 2014

Pillow talk

« Livre du très chevalereux [Philippe], conte d’Artois et de sa femme [Jeanne], fille du conte de Boulongne ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 June 2014

Chemin de longue estude

Christine stops by the Fountain of Wisdom. Recueil des oeuvres de « CHRISTINE DE PISAN ». Tome II. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 June 2014

Romans vs Alemanni

Valère Maxime [Valerius Maximus], Faits et dits mémorables [Facta et dicta memorabilia], traduit par Simon de Hesdin et Nicolas de Gonesse. Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 June 2014

Food in other Germanic codes

The Franks were not the only Germanic group to record their laws. One of the more striking facts about the different “barbarian” groups in Europe is... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 28 June 2014

Boar-toothed Red Head

Valère Maxime [Valerius Maximus], Faits et dits mémorables [Facta et dicta memorabilia], traduit par Simon de Hesdin et Nicolas de Gonesse. Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 June 2014

Plus est en vous

« La Sommerural », de « JEHAN BOUTEILLER ». Français 201 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 June 2014

Art and Alchemy

Attention all budding alchemists! Four of the British Library’s ‘Ripley Scrolls’ (Add MS 5025) are the latest additions to our Digitised Manuscripts... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 June 2014

Race and the Medieval Language of Class

David Nirenberg.by KARL STEELFirst, a couple of posts below, Mary Kate Hurley's "Creating Alternative Communities: The Survey!", and Jonathan Hsy's... read more »
From: In the Middle on 27 June 2014

Call for Papers Kalamazoo 2015

Hoccleve Less Studied The International Hoccleve Society seeks to promote scholarly attention to the writings of Thomas Hoccleve, especially by providing... read more »
From: hocclevesociety on 27 June 2014

Defecation in a rural church... and why it's a bad idea.

 If tomorrow’s headline in newspapers, newsfeeds and websites read ‘MEDIEVAL ARTWORKS DESTROYED IN BRITISH MUSEUM’ I’d expect... read more »

Medieval Family Trees

By Jenny Weston This post was originally inspired by a recent revelation that one of my ancestors may have lived in Leiden in the early 1600s. A particularly... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 27 June 2014

7 panels

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Outside the frame

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Devils play Wheel of Fortune

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Fire-breathing dragon

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Sequential art

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

City saved

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Quad panel

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Tendril drama

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Pour oublier merencolie

Alain Chartier, Le Livre des Quatre Dames. Oeuvres diverses d’Alain Chartier et pièces anonymes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

Chartier Capitals

Oeuvres diverses d’Alain Chartier et pièces anonymes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 June 2014

King John's Diary and Itinerary: June 1214

King John attacks a castle, BL Royal MS 16 G VI f.373v We begin this account of the year leading up to the issue of Magna Carta, with King John riding... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 26 June 2014

Creating Alternative Communities: The Survey!

by Mary Kate Hurley It always seems that whenever I want to blog, someone beats me to it.  The result, of course, is just more bloggy goodness for... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 June 2014

A Well-Travelled Medieval Map

In a blog post back in January (An Even Older View of the New World) we mentioned the Map Psalter, one of our manuscripts that had travelled all the way... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 June 2014

SNEAK PEEK: Preview of Materiality Sessions at #Kzoo2015

by JONATHAN HSYHey medievalists! You can now take a sneak peek of approved sessions for #Kzoo2015 (i.e., the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies... read more »
From: In the Middle on 25 June 2014

Word of the month: 'herds', 'bevies' and 'sounders'

(This 'word of the month' is written by Maud Becker, Ph.D. student and part of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary Project)(The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 25 June 2014

The Danish Conquest, 1000 Years: Part 6

This post is the last - for the moment - in my series commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the Danish Conquest of England. It marks a cessation in hostilities,... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 25 June 2014

Seminar CLXXII: roads to nowhere?

I’ll have to beg still more forgiveness for the sudden drop-off in posting here. I sent in the final version of an article the day before yesterday,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 June 2014

Twin scenes

Miracles de Notre-Dame et autres poésies de Gautier de Coinci. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 June 2014

Tales of the Phillipps Manuscripts #1

Phillipps MS 6551 contains Ptolemy’s Almagest, in the 12th-century Latin translation by Gerard of Cremona, together with several other short astronomical... read more »

A Greek New Testament Reunited

The third phase of the British Library Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project began in April of this year. Over the next twelve months we will be adding... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 June 2014

Death and Disease as a Christian Recruiting Tool

It’s nice when mainstream media utilizes people who actually know what they’re talking about. This morning CNN had an article from early Christian... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 23 June 2014

From Judgment to Hellmouth

Saint Augustin, De Civitate Dei traduction en français par Raoul de Presles (livre XI-XXII) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Golden Idols

Saint Augustin, De Civitate Dei traduction en français par Raoul de Presles (livre XI-XXII) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Fall of Rebellious Angels

Saint Augustin, De Civitate Dei traduction en français par Raoul de Presles (livre XI-XXII) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Compass of Creation

Saint Augustin, De Civitate Dei traduction en français par Raoul de Presles (livre XI-XXII) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Charles VI Presentation

Pierre le Fruitier, dit Salmon, Réponses à Charles VI et Lamentation au roi sur son état. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Devil’s dip

Pierre le Fruitier, dit Salmon, Réponses à Charles VI et Lamentation au roi sur son état. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Gold leaf

Pierre le Fruitier, dit Salmon, Réponses à Charles VI et Lamentation au roi sur son état. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Blazons

Ancien armorial colorié, où sont figurés les blasons de différents princes et seigneurs de France, Allemagne, Flandre, Angleterre, Espagne, Italie,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Coat of … arms?

Jean Gaspar Cossa, Knight of the Order of the Crescent Armoiries des chevaliers de l’ordre du Croissant, institué par René d’Anjou, roi... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

Galant ride

Poésies [de GUILLAUME DE MACHAULT] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1587, fol. 79r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2014

CHANDOR ILLAESVS

Histoire généalogique des comtes d’Auvergne et de Boulogne, avec leurs armoiries, par JEAN COUTEAU (Johannes Cultellus) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 June 2014