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Archives for July 2016

Vers sur la croix

Recueil de poésies moralisantes, anonyme, en vers Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 August 2016

Laced up

« Les Epistres d’OVIDE,… translatées par feu monsieur l’evesque d’Angoulesme, nommé OCTOVIEN DE SAINT GELAIS... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 August 2016

DIY Crest

« Traittié de la forme et devis comme on fait les tournois », par « RENE D’ANJOU ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 August 2016

A Calendar Page for August 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 August 2016

Ticklish soles

Document sans titre [Augustine, La Cité de Dieu] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2016

Temptation

Document sans titre [Augustine, La Cité de Dieu] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2016

Pool party

Document sans titre [Augustine, La Cité de Dieu] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 31 July 2016

An onomastic calendar: July

July 1: Feast day of Saint Aaron. July 2: Elizabeth Tudor was born in 1492. July 3: Hugh Capet was crowned king of the Franks in 987. July 4: Saint Ulrich... read more »

Death of the Middle English Virelai

Just a quick post to say that my article on a group of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century lyrics which in the past were misidentified as Middle English... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 31 July 2016

Minute details of minting in Constantinople

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I had, “for my sins or for whatever reason”, been reading A Corpus of the Nomismata from 713-976 in... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 31 July 2016

Welcome to In the Middle, Leila K. Norako!

Hello! We hope that you will join us in offering a very warm welcome to Leila Kate Norako, our newest blogger here at In the Middle. Many of you will know... read more »
From: In the Middle on 31 July 2016

Caption Competition 6

It's time to get your thinking caps on again. Can you think of a witty caption for the image below, taken from one of the magnificent medieval manuscripts... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 July 2016

Provenance data: recommendations for cultural heritage institutions

My European Union Marie Curie Fellowship project focused on the provenance histories of medieval and early modern manuscripts: who created them, who owned... read more »

Kalamazoo 2015, Part 4 and final

Although it continues to be a ridiculous reporting backlog I have, yet it does advance, and we now reach the last day of the 2015 International Congress... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 28 July 2016

Word of the Month: Sky blue, peacock blue, indigo and luxury fabric colours

As part of my PhD thesis, I have been researching language contact between Anglo-Norman and dialects of medieval Italian.The AND currently only has five... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 28 July 2016

Shattered and broken: the ungodly in the house of God...

The news these days seems just so full of horror. So full of terror, death and destruction. The temptation is to simply give up reading it at all. To close... read more »

Metaphors, Misogyny and Courtly Love

In the early 15th century, there was a major literary debate at the French court. Featuring crude language, naughty metaphors, courtly love, misogyny,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 27 July 2016

#palefacesmatter? (Wan-Chuan Kao)

a guest post by Wan-Chuan Kao[Over the next few weeks ITM will be publishing as blog posts some of the presentations from the New Chaucer Society... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 July 2016

The quiet return of the ruler of all

Long-term readers may remember a post from when I was teaching on medieval views of the Apocalypse, in which I looked at some charters from St-Pierre de... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 26 July 2016

Calls for Papers Kalamazoo 2017

IHS is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring two sessions–“Hoccleve at Play” and “Teaching Hoccleve”–at the... read more »
From: hocclevesociety on 26 July 2016

CFP: MAMO 3 (the Middle Ages in the Modern World conference) in Manchester, 2017

by J J CohenFriends who like medieval things! I am one of the keynote speakers at MAMO 3 (The Middle Ages in the Modern World conference) in Manchester,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 25 July 2016

Mystery Monday: Zozbald

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 »

Star Item: An Anglo-Saxon Sketch of the Solar System

When people living over a 1000 years ago looked into the sky, how did they interpret what they saw? Helen Sharman and Tim Peake may be the first two Britons... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 July 2016

What I did on my holiday this year – bronze casting

Once again, I was on the foundry at Kentwell hall in Suffolk. This time, I was the master of the foundry. Unfortunately there was a slight lack of assistants,... read more »
From: My medieval foundry on 24 July 2016

The Marvels of the East: An early medieval Pokédex

Pikachus, Togepis, Flareons, Charmanders and Bulbasaurs. These days, the World seems obsessed with Pokémon GO. However, this fancy... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 24 July 2016

Kalamazoo 2015, Part 3

Continuing the press through my reporting backlog, we now reach the third day of the 2015 International Congress on Medieval Studies, or as it’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 July 2016

Phantoms in the sky, and fear on the walls...

If you want to take a decent photograph of the west front of a medieval abbey, priory or cathedral then the only time to do it is on a long summers evening.... read more »

“It snewed in his hous of mete”: A Nicholas and the butchers capital from Narbonne

by KARL STEEL[what follows is a light piece, quickly written; for a real post, see below, from Cord Whitaker, whose paper I had the great honor of witnessing... read more »
From: In the Middle on 23 July 2016

Updated List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks

Saints and monsters and centaurs, oh my! Continuing our tradition of releasing roughly every 3 months an updated list of hyperlinks of ancient, medieval... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 22 July 2016

Busy-day links

Today is a day with no time in it, where the morning goes on training and the afternoon goes on meetings and in the evening I am celebrating someone’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 21 July 2016

Anglo-Saxons in the Low Countries: Boniface in Dorestad

During the early Middle Ages, several Anglo-Saxons made their way to what is now the Low Countries, as missionaries, pilgrims, mercenaries and refugees.... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 20 July 2016

Pale Like Me: Resistance, Assimilation, and ‘Pale Faces’ Sixteen Years On (Cord Whitaker)

a guest post by CORD WHITAKER [Over the next week or two ITM will be publishing as blog posts the presentations from the New Chaucer Society congress... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 July 2016

Where to Find Me, 2016-17 version

Caisteal Maol, Isle of Skye, sunset (10:30 PM)by J J CohenOne of the many pleasures of being active on social media is the chance to meet people I would... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 July 2016

Off With His Head

As a manuscript curator, one often gets asked, what can we achieve by studying old handwriting? Surely every important document in the British Library's... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 July 2016

Flotsam and Jetsam: Watery Womanhood

Photo by Dimitri Caceaune Women are watery creatures, it seems. In mythology we fuse with fish and seals to slide fin-first through open water. In medieval... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 19 July 2016

Alexander Neckam’s Collections of Prometheus

You shouldn’t have pressed that button. As the time machine sputters to life, your lab disappears, to be replaced with a forest and stone buildings.... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 July 2016

Matron-Mystics

Altar of Dorothea von Montau at the cathedral in Kwidzyn, Poland. Image from Wikipedia Commons. I’m currently in the final throes... read more »

Publication of Edition 2016 no. 3

We’re pleased to announce the publication of edition 2016 no. 3 of the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, after a slight delay caused... read more »

over my dead "carkas", you will not dismantle my tomb.

I love late medieval wills, they are so full of interesting information that tell us about contemporary attitudes towards death, burial memorialisation,... read more »
From: Medieval Church Art on 18 July 2016

Wheel of Fortune

« Livre de BOECE de Consolation de phylosophie », traduction de « JEHAN DE MEUN ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Hec

« Livre de BOECE de Consolation de phylosophie », traduction de « JEHAN DE MEUN ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Super hennin

« Livre de BOECE de Consolation de phylosophie », traduction de « JEHAN DE MEUN ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Trending couple

Roman de la Violette ou de Gérard de Nevers, par Girbert de Montreuil. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Textured fabrics

« Les Epistres d’OVIDE,… translatées par feu monsieur l’evesque d’Angoulesme, nommé OCTOVIEN DE SAINT GELAIS... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Men in tights

« Traittié de la forme et devis comme on fait les tournois », par « RENE D’ANJOU ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Lilies among the thorns

Poésies de « maistre ELOY DU MONT, dict COSTENTIN ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

The Kiss of Justice and Peace

François Ier holds their hands as they kiss: Poésies de « maistre ELOY DU MONT, dict COSTENTIN ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Burgundian Banners

Anciennes chroniques d’Angleterre , Jean de Wavrin. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 July 2016

Kalamazoo 2015, Part 2

The second day of the 2015 International Congress on Medieval Studies—which is where my reporting backlog currently sits, alas—began reflectively…... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 18 July 2016

a home to distant wanderers

by J J CohenI realize that I have been using Facebook to microblog the New Chaucer Society conference (#NCS16), among other things, and that not everyone... read more »
From: In the Middle on 17 July 2016