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A Calendar Page for July 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 July 2016

An onomastic calendar: June

June 1: Anne Boleyn was crowned queen of England in 1533. June 2: Richilda of Provence died in 910. June 3: Peter Abelard was condemned as a heretic in... read more »

New research on Magna Carta published

An excommunication (BL, Royal MS 6 E VI f. 216v) Research over the last few years has shown that there is still so much more to learn about Magna Carta:... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 30 June 2016

Word of the Month: body-parts ‘canel’, ‘canole’, ‘eskanel’, ‘chanel’, and which is which?

Part of the current revision process of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary (www.anglo-norman.net) is the provision of (live) links to other relevant dictionaries... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 June 2016

Devils on parade

« Le Mirouer historial » de « VINCENT » [de Beauvais], traduction de « JEHAN DU VIGNAY ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 June 2016

Greek Manuscripts in the British Library: Conference and Public Lecture in September

To mark the completion of the third phase of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project and the launch of the Greek Manuscripts Online web resource, the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 June 2016

CFP, ICMS Kalamazoo 2017: “Grey Matter: Brains, Diseases, and Disorders”

Call for papers: ICMS Kalamazoo 2017 “Grey Matter: Brains, Diseases, and Disorders” Special session organised by Deborah Thorpe, Centre for... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 29 June 2016

Oxblood and flowers; Roods and counterchange

Llanelieu is a tiny hamlet on the northern edge of the Black Mountains in what was once the Welsh county of Brecknockshire and is now part of Powys. ... read more »
From: Medieval Church Art on 29 June 2016

Chamber music for Sainte Cécille

« Le Mirouer historial » de « VINCENT » [de Beauvais], traduction de « JEHAN DU VIGNAY ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 June 2016

The death of heritage (part 2): playing in the ashes of the past...

It is a recognised historical fact that there are times when people are more likely to create graffiti than others. Times when society is under stress,... read more »

The Isles and Europe

In the wake of EU referendum result, Wilhelm Levison’s England and the Continent in the Eighth Century (1946) keeps coming to mind. In the preface... read more »
From: merovingianworld on 28 June 2016

The Celure or Ceilure

At the point division between the Nave and the Chancel of a medieval church building stood the rood screen and on top of that was the devotional tableau... read more »
From: Medieval Church Art on 28 June 2016

Academic Kindness: Chris Wickham, Europe, and who we want to be now

I thonke yow herteley of all kyndenes that ye have done to me before this tyme. “This is goddis”, London, Lambeth Palace Library 853.... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 28 June 2016

Under the Angel’s Gaze: The Divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga

Today sees the publication of a book that we’ve been working on for almost a decade, The Divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga. It’s... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 28 June 2016

Critter-bird

« Le Mirouer historial » de « VINCENT » [de Beauvais], traduction de « JEHAN DU VIGNAY ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 June 2016

Tips for a Manuscripts Road Trip

With the long vacation about to begin, the sun shining (sometimes), and the temperature reliably in the double digits throughout the day, medievalists... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 June 2016

Mystery Monday: Vayra

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 »

Tiny diplomatic details of delight

Sometimes it is the small things that make it all worthwhile, in academia and out of it. Such a one is this. Last summer I presented a paper at a conference... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 June 2016

The Danish Conquest, Part 11: The Battle of Sherston

The Battle of Sherston in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (BL Cotton MS Tiberius B IV, f.67) This week marks the 1000th anniversary of one of the most important... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 26 June 2016

Saint Matthew – Scribe

Livre d’heures, en latin Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-638 réserve, fol. 17v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 June 2016

Form-fitting Frame

Livre d’heures, en latin Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-638 réserve, fol. 13r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 June 2016

Cosmic Fish

Livre d’heures, en latin Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-638 réserve, fol. 3r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 June 2016

Foliate borders

Livre d’heures, en latin Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-638 réserve, fol. 77r. Livre d’heures, en... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 June 2016

Pit of despair

Livre d’heures, en latin Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-638 réserve, fol. 48r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 June 2016

Dot the i

Recueil relatif aux Protestants pendant les XVIe et XVIIe siècles. VIII « Conférence tenue à Loudun l’année 1616.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 June 2016

Medieval treasures of New York

Oh well: let us look back on happier times. We now progress in my personal journey through my blogging backlog all of a fortnight, into early May 2015,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 June 2016

I is Armed

L’écu de France, entouré du collier de l’ordre de Saint Michel: 1 Poème sur l’ordre de Saint-Michel, dédié... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 June 2016

Musical Dinner Theater

« 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 June 2016

Bedside window

« 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 June 2016

Tendril and line fillers

« La Bible hystoriaus, ou Les hystores escolastres de « PIERRE » [LE MANGEUR], traduction avec gloses de « GUIART DES MOULINS ».... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 June 2016

Ark top

« La Bible hystoriaus, ou Les hystores escolastres de « PIERRE » [LE MANGEUR], traduction avec gloses de « GUIART DES MOULINS ».... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 June 2016

Separation

Includes a cue to the artist to paint the top half “blans” « La Bible hystoriaus, ou Les hystores escolastres de « PIERRE »... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 June 2016

“Do not give your books to children!” and other medieval tips for taking care of books

Gashed gatherings, bodged bindings and faltering flyleaves. The current state of medieval manuscripts, either good or bad, reflects the manner in which... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 24 June 2016

Femfog at IMC Leeds 2016

by JONATHAN HSYWow, I'm in Düsseldorf for the MLA "Other Europes" Symposium and we are all reeling from the #Brexit vote (no doubt more on that soon).ANNOUNCEMENT:The... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 June 2016

Ein schlechter Tag für Europa

Damn! Ein schlechter Tag für Europa. #EUref — Sigmar Gabriel (@sigmargabriel) 24 June 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Leaving my own... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 June 2016

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: Adelelm of Abingdon, an Anglo-Saxon Chuck Norris

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 23 June 2016

From the Louvre's Library to the Treasures Gallery

In 1364 the French king, Charles V (b. 1338, d. 1380) set about constructing a new library in the Louvre, which had hitherto been a fortress and was now... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 June 2016

Metablog XI: link clear-out

As is now normal, alas, I have to apologise for the gap in posting; there have been exam marks to finalise and then, heavens help me, I actually took some... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 22 June 2016

Marking the stones: medieval mason's and a bunch of bankers...

The marks left by medieval mason's are invariably the very earliest markings that can be found on any medieval structure, and can tell us a great detail... read more »

Margaret of Anjou and verse-translation

I’m pleased to say that my article on ‘Margaret of Anjou as Patron of English Verse?: The Liber Proverbiorum and the Romans of Partenay’,... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 22 June 2016

Seven days with donors

« Les Livres de le Bible hystoriaus » [de PIERRE LE MANGEUR], « translaté en franchois selonc le latin » [par GUIART DES... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 June 2016

Out of Frame

« Les Livres de le Bible hystoriaus » [de PIERRE LE MANGEUR], « translaté en franchois selonc le latin » [par GUIART DES... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 June 2016

Cell block number 9

« Les Livres de le Bible hystoriaus » [de PIERRE LE MANGEUR], « translaté en franchois selonc le latin » [par GUIART DES... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 June 2016

Sweet Kiss

« Les Livres de le Bible hystoriaus » [de PIERRE LE MANGEUR], « translaté en franchois selonc le latin » [par GUIART DES... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 June 2016

Fête de la musique

« Les Livres de le Bible hystoriaus » [de PIERRE LE MANGEUR], « translaté en franchois selonc le latin » [par GUIART DES... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 June 2016

Long-haired kings

Romans en prose de Marqués de Rome, de Fiseus ou Laurin et de Cassidorus, ce dernier incomplet de la fin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 June 2016

Maps, Monsters and Marvels

In the second series of the American television programme The West Wing, the White House is lobbied by a fictitious group of cartographers to promote a... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 June 2016

Mystery Monday: Uzold

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 »

Drama in the Medieval Convent: a new research project

Fifteenth-century stained glass window showing St Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read, from the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,... read more »

On Refuge and Welcome

World Refugee Day,June 20, 2016Buttons expressing support and inclusion: a button that has a map of Asia superimposed with the question “Where are... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 June 2016