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Glossae et Manicula

Q. Horatius Flaccus, De arte poetica, satyrae et epistulae, cum scholiis . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 July 2015

Saint Margaret

acta sanctae Margaritae, Virginis : authore Tectuno, qui ei administrabat panem et aquam in carcere. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 July 2015

Who was Murcod Ballagh?

My interest in medieval crime and execution has led to many an interesting late night Google search. One person whose name keeps popping up is that... read more »
From: Irish Plea Rolls on 1 July 2015

A Calendar Page for July 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 July, with decorative border... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 1 July 2015

The Sun and the Seed-Corn

As promised, here's a bit more from the corpus of Old English wisdom literature - two extracts from the 'Metres of Boethius', a sequence of poems based... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 30 June 2015

Long-neck hybrid with jewel

Euripidis tragoediae tres, Medea scilicet, Hippolytus et Alcestes, è graeco sermone in latinum à Francisco Tissardo Ambacaeo, juris utriusque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 June 2015

Papal prophecies

Vaticinia de summis pontificibus (prophéties sur les papes du XIVe et du XVe s.) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 June 2015

Harry Potter and the philosophical question: curses, charms and spells...

I truly believe that one of the greatest achievements of writing 'the book' was the fact that I managed to get a reference to Harry Potter in there. Sounds... read more »

bastoun

bastoun (noun) (1) a line of poetry (2) ?a stanza This word, from the French, literally means a stick or staff.  In fifteenth-century French, it... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 29 June 2015

carol

carol, noun This is a musical term in the medieval period.  It usually refers to a dance, a tune played for dancing, or a song sung for or while dancing,... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 29 June 2015

burden

burden, noun (Middle English). This is a musical term which does not have a literary meaning in the late medieval period.  The word means a low-pitched... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 29 June 2015

ballade royale

ballade royale (noun phrase) (1) ?An evaluative term for a short poem in various forms.  The literary anthologist John Shirley uses the phrase to... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 29 June 2015

Magna Carta Exhibition at the Weston Library

Dr Hugh Doherty, who curated the Weston Library's Magna Carta exhibition Visitors to Oxford’s Weston Library during the past month will have seen engrossments... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 29 June 2015

Barnet pupils learn about Magna Carta

Last week, on 22 June, David Carpenter spoke to school students from Barnet about Magna Carta, as part of the borough's programme of commemorations for... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 29 June 2015

'Each man ought himself to know'

Some life advice from the late fourteenth century. 1. In a pistel þat Poul wrouȝt, I fond hit writen, & seide riht þis: Vche cristne creature knowen... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 29 June 2015

Triple Resurrection

There are three identical hand-painted representations of the Resurrected Christ on three different folios of the same manuscript (Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 June 2015

Taper

Agostino Patrizi Piccolomini, Pontificale romanum, pars. I Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 June 2015

Unexpected female scribe perhaps too unexpected

[I wrote the first draft of this post in August 2014, pretty much all in one go, and queued it. This is even more ridiculous than usual, as since then... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 June 2015

Stock on Dissident Identity Formation

Having come direct from reading the Guardian’s reports on Tunisia over breakfast, I am now re-reading Brian Stock, The Implications of... read more »
From: In Thirteenth Century England on 27 June 2015

Art in the margins: the Theodore Psalter

The psalter, a copy of the Psalms designed for personal or liturgical uses, was an important text in Byzantinum, particularly in monastic life. Among the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 June 2015

We like to do the same kind of stuff people do, or, pigs eating pigs in Paris

by KARL STEELTouke Psalter, Walters Art Museum, NovemberRight now, I’m reading/reviewing the proceedings of a Parisian medieval animals conference... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 June 2015

The Carolingian Frontier I: points south

Last July was a rather busy conference season, possibly even busier than this one is, and the first one of it was that one I plugged here long ago (obviously),... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 June 2015

"A World of Multiple Natures": On Jamie Lorimer, Wildlife in the Anthropocene

by J J CohenReaders of this blog know that my work took an ecological turn in my fourth monograph -- or, to give my past self a little more credit, I began... read more »
From: In the Middle on 25 June 2015

Illegal trading in medieval England

drijmarcus:Here is this month’s Medieval Bilingual England blog post, focusing on all things illegal in the world of trade.. Originally posted on... read more »
From: Medieval Bilingual England on 25 June 2015

Illegal trading in medieval England

This month’s blog post asks a lexicographical question: when you are creating a bilingual thesaurus of medieval England, what sort of boundaries... read more »
From: Medieval Bilingual England on 25 June 2015

With a huff and a puff

Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis. Latin 6 (3) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6 (3),... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 June 2015

Getting Under the Covers of the St Cuthbert Gospel

This week has seen the launch at the British Library on Monday and at Trinity College, Dublin on Wednesday of a new book, The St Cuthbert Gospel: Studies... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 June 2015

Big News VI: Leeds for the future

So, I promised something about the hiatus and what was going on in it and this is that post. I made a serious attempt to get back up to date with the blog... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 June 2015

'Swa swa se dægsteorra gæð beforan ðære sunnan'

The Birth of John the Baptist (BL Additional 49598, f.92v) Þænne wuldres þegn ymb þreotyne, þeodnes dyrling, Iohannes in geardagan wearð... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 24 June 2015

Metablog X: academics and the blogosphere

Returning to the blog after a long absence means contemplating viewing figures that are a fraction of what they once were, my own fault really, and some... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 June 2015

The rib

Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis. Latin 6 (1) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6 (1),... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

Frying pans?

Biblia. Latin 14395 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14395, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

The Belly of the P

1.° Flavii Josephi antiquitatum Judaïcarum libri undecim priores : observandum autem est libro primo ascribi titulum Geneseos, secundo Exodi,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

Cumque Curls and C Cue

1.° Flavii Josephi antiquitatum Judaïcarum libri undecim priores : observandum autem est libro primo ascribi titulum Geneseos, secundo Exodi,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

Dñs

S. Isidorus Hispalensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2318, fol. 56v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

Horns, pennants, crowns, visors

Album amicorum Nic. Engelhardi Argentin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 18597,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

Feathered crest with oliphants

Album amicorum Nic. Engelhardi Argentin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 18597,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

From A to M

Justinianus I, imperator, Institutiones , cum glossa ordinaria. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 June 2015

Words of the month: Parker, Paliser, Parchementer: Anglo-Norman occupational surnames

One of the other changes in the dictionary entries that users might notice, aside from the new usage tags and the addition of references to cognate words... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 23 June 2015

Queen collared

Album amicorum Chunradi Kechleri. II y a surtout des signatures recueillies à Bourges en 1584 et 1585 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 June 2015

Livy Among the Humanists

Harley MS 2493 contains a copy of Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita. Being over 800 years old, however, means this manuscript has more than one story to tell. A... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 June 2015

Tools

For those who have already participated in the trial translations, you will know that Google Docs was the method employed to keep track of the collaborative... read more »
From: Medieval Texts Translation Project on 22 June 2015

The prehistoric evolution of the coastline of northern Lincolnshire and southern Holderness

This post looks at the evolution of the coastline of north-eastern Lincolnshire and south-eastern Holderness, around the present mouth of the Humber estuary,... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 22 June 2015

Not Breaking the Rules Is Unconscionable: Where Punctum is Headed, Why It's Hard, and How Everyone Can Help

by EILEEN JOY[first, read Jeffrey on Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman] ... because humanities scholarship is so tied to writing and publishing, opening... read more »
From: In the Middle on 22 June 2015

Programme of Events for Workshop at Chawton House Library, 21-24 July 2015

Monday 20 July 14:00 Welcome & Introductory Comments:  Diane Watt 4:30 Presentation & Workshop:  Clare Lees & Kathryn Maude (King’s... read more »

The Ostrogoth, the Pope and the Scholar

It’s only a small exaggeration to say that most of what we know about the Ostrogothic kingdom, we owe in one way or another to the indefatigable... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 22 June 2015

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

by J J CohenEven though the (petro)genesis of the book was extensively blogged here at ITM, I never announced that Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman is... read more »
From: In the Middle on 22 June 2015

Seminar CLVIII: too close to the action and yet too far

As you know, I dither about reporting on postgraduate seminars—in fact I dither about going to them but I always feel that more staff should, and... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 21 June 2015

Searching for a virgin in Norfolk - How to read a church

Well that was a weird weekend. No denying it. They don't get much more surreal than that. Today, much to my surprise, the Sunday Times ran a full page... read more »

A Quick, Sad Note

Just a quick post to note the unfortunate passing of LSU Medievalist Lisi Oliver. She was killed on June 7 when she was struck by a vehicle while walking... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 21 June 2015