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Marginal tentacles

Breviarium Alarici [Bréviaire d’Alaric]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 August 2015

Ruling by sharp instrument

Publius Vergilius Maro, Ecloga, Georgica et Aeneis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 August 2015

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

Crusaders and money, seen in a different way

This strategy I have adopted of putting the current content up top and the backlog below is getting somewhat top-heavy, but there is just one more thing... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 31 July 2015

What I shall choose,I know not

I have been chasing up various references to poetic terminology in a little anthology from 1953 called Cambridge Middle English Lyrics, edited by Henry... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 31 July 2015

Women’s Literary Culture & The Medieval Canon – Chawton House Library Workshop Event

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the first workshop for the project Women’s Literary Culture & The Medieval Canon which took place at Chawton... read more »

Call for Paper Proposals: Leeds IMC 2016

The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources is pleased to announce its intention to organize sessions on medieval cross-linguistic/cross-cultural... read more »

Water damage

Abstrusa Glossarium latinum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 7691, fol. 74r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Dot the X

Evangelia quattuor. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 13169, fol. 12v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Hand-to-hand combat

[Florius, de arte luctandi]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 11269, fol 42v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Coronation of the Queen

Instructions for the coronation of the king start on fol. 58r and depict the king on a raised échaffaud. Pontificale-missale Johannis, ducis Bituricensis... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Introverted dragons

Pontificale-missale Johannis, ducis Bituricensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Pontifical Punctuation

Pontificale-missale Johannis, ducis Bituricensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Key side

Pontificale-missale Johannis, ducis Bituricensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Schema

1.° C. Julii Hygini poëticon astronomicum. — 2.° Macrobii commentarius in somnium Scipionis : sequitur somnium Scipionis. — 3.°... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Butterfly, bird, & boy

S. Basilius episcopus Caesariensis , De divinitate Filii et Spiritus Sancti adversus Eunomium , Georgius Trapezuntius interpres Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Monochrome leafy Su(periore)

1.° C. Julii Hygini poëticon astronomicum. — 2.° Macrobii commentarius in somnium Scipionis : sequitur somnium Scipionis. — 3.°... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Purple scriptorium

S. Thomas de Aquino , Expositio litteralis in Isaiam Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2015

Happy Uncommon Musical Instrument Appreciation Day!

As we are sure you are all aware, today is Uncommon Musical Instrument Appreciation Day, the day on which we are urged to take time to think about the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 31 July 2015

Some notes on “Misticall wordes and Names Infinite” by Humphrey Locke

Who was an English, Elizabethan alchemist. I have recently gotten a copy of Peter Grund’s edition of the text, based on Simon Forman’s 1590... read more »
From: distillatio on 30 July 2015

Latten maille and the uses of brass in war

And lots of other latten in war gear. I was browsing through “The medieval inventories of the Tower armouries 1320-1410”, a PhD thesis by Roland... read more »
From: My medieval foundry on 30 July 2015

A prophetless coinage

I stubbed this post quite soon after starting at the Barber Institute with no intent more serious than to post a picture of a marvellous coin and enthuse... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 30 July 2015

Word of the Month: The Anglo-Norman Horse (part 1)

A term that may be familiar to the casual Googler of 'Anglo-Norman' as much as to professional horse-breeders is 'the Anglo-Norman Horse'. Historians may... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 July 2015

Leeds 2014 Report IV and Final

The 2014 bookfair, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds I should, given that I’d missed the dance the previous night, have been up... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 July 2015

Women’s Travelling Visions

Whilst browsing through the shelves of a small second-hand bookshop in Aberystwyth in1994, I came across a Penguin translation of The Book of Margery Kempe,... read more »

What's Your Favourite Magna Carta Item?

A group of us were recently discussing what is our favourite item in the British Library's Magna Carta exhibition. Mine changes every day, but I had recently... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 July 2015

Man is the Pasture of Being: Interlude on the Old Man Himself

by KARL STEELBritish Library, Royal MS 15 D II, 192v, Great Feast of GodStop flinching! This one isn't that long.If you've been following along, even hesitatingly,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 28 July 2015

The Empress, her Son, her General and his Heir

Gold solidus of Emperor Constantine VI and Empress Eirini, his mother, with his dead ancestors on the reverse, struck at Constantinople between 780 and... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 July 2015

How about some stats?

Earlier this morning we passed another milestone, reaching 30,000 citations: It’s been awhile since we did a stats post, so this seemed like as good... read more »

The secular university?

The secular university? A recent article for the Times Higher Education Supplement calling on universities to consider religion as a diversity issue brought... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 27 July 2015

The kind of maths we should not do

A lot of the problems any historian of the early Middle Ages faces are about how typical any given piece of evidence is. When so little survives, can we... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 27 July 2015

Women’s Literary Culture Wordcloud

"Medieval Women’s Writing and the Literary Canon"Click on the link above to see this word cloud at WordItOut. You may also view it on this website... read more »

Equality, Huh? Who Would Have Thought It?

Our current major show, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, is about to enter its final weeks. The exhibition closes on 1 September, so hurry to see it... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 July 2015

Leeds 2014 Report III: priests, charters and finally Hungarians

The church of Santa Maria de Manresa, where as I argue below we can probably be fairly sure some local priests were based in the tenth century, even if... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 July 2015

Havelok, Literature's Nicest Viking

If you feel like spending some time this weekend reading about Vikings (and who wouldn't), have a look at a piece I wrote for the BBC History website about... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 26 July 2015

Water

1.° C. Julii Hygini poëticon astronomicum. — 2.° Macrobii commentarius in somnium Scipionis : sequitur somnium Scipionis. — 3.°... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 July 2015

Leafy flourishes and crown

Joannis Aloysii Guidoboni carmen de laudibus Galeatii Mariae Sfortiae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 July 2015

Annotated Trefoil

Giorgio Benigno dei Salviati, O. F. M., Vexillum christianae victoriae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 July 2015

Herbivore

Rhazes, Havi seu continens [Contenant de Rhazes], Faraj ben Salim interpretatio. Rhazes, Havi seu continens, vol. 5 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 July 2015

Blog on the move

The company running this blogging platform have announced that they are closing it, so this site will therefore shortly be on the move to its new home... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 26 July 2015

The new site has arrived!

This blog was previously at blog.co.uk, but has now relocated, since the company running my previous blogging platform have announced that they are closing... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 26 July 2015

Magna Carta 1: backwards and forwards

As all my readers will probably be aware, this year is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and there have been large numbers of events commemorating it.... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 26 July 2015

Magna Carta 1: backwards and forwards

As all my readers will probably be aware, this year is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and there have been large numbers of events commemorating it.... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 26 July 2015

Liber Quintus

Augustinus, De Civitate Dei. IV Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 2053, fol. 53v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 July 2015

Were there Huns in Anglo-Saxon England? Some thoughts on Bede, Priscus & Attila

The following post offers a little idle speculation to help pass the time on the question of whether there was any Hunnic influence on fifth-century Britain... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 25 July 2015

Faith and Fortune is back, in Exeter

Masthead of exhibition Faith and Fortune: visualising the divine in Byzantine and Islamic Coinage, now on show again, at the Street Gallery, Institute... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 July 2015

Medieval Graffiti and Medieval Marginalia

  In the area of medieval studies it often seems that armies of scholars are marching in serried ranks over well trodden ground again and again and... read more »
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 25 July 2015

Capital mistake

Is the capital covering the music or is the music covering the capital? Sacramentaire de l’abbaye de Marmoutier. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 July 2015

Man is the Pasture of Being, Part 2: Sky Burial, Mostly Persian

Silos Apocalypse, British Library, Add MS 11695, 197rby KARL STEELPlease don't miss the posts below, on the BABEL Kzoo 2016 Calls for Papers, and Jenna... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 July 2015

An array of interesting links

I tend to store up interesting links against a day when I have no content to post, but the backlog situation has meant that not only does that never occur... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 July 2015