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Terry Pratchett, Jane Austen and Jonathon Jones - and why George Wickham was a cad...

I wrote a book recently. It's selling quite well so far (although that might well end after this article is published) and has received a number of favourable... read more »

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

Pondering the Durham Proverbs

Assorted monks of Canterbury (BL Arundel 155, f. 133) A bit more 'Old English wisdom' for you today. For this project I've been culling maxims and similar... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 31 August 2015

CFP: Method and the Middle English Text

by JONATHAN HSY[Happy first day of classes to those of you who are starting a new term today! Check out Karl's SMALL THINGS syllabus.]Quick note to... read more »
From: In the Middle on 31 August 2015

Botched repair

I don’t really know what has caused the discoloration of this manuscript, and it’s hard to get a very clear idea even from the digital photograph,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 August 2015

Bird with book

Evangiles pour différentes fêtes. Grandes peint. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 August 2015

Golden C

Evangiles pour différentes fêtes. Grandes peint. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 August 2015

Drapery Detail

Pontificale Shirborniense. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 943, fol. 6r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 August 2015

Bezant

Diogenes Laertius , Vitae philosophorum , Ambrosius Traversarius Camaldulensis Ordinis interpres Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 August 2015

“What he said” or P is for Parrot

Diogenes Laertius , Vitae philosophorum , Ambrosius Traversarius Camaldulensis Ordinis interpres Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 August 2015

A closer look at Harley 2407, thanks to D W Singer

Don’t say I’m not good to you – I looked up Singer with regards to this MS. It is a complex MS and Singer wrote a very complex network... read more »
From: distillatio on 29 August 2015

A Mediterranean anchor stock of the fifth to mid-second century BC found off the coast of Britain

The aim of the following post is to draw attention to a recently-recognised find of a fifth- to mid-second-century BC Mediterranean ship anchor from British... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 29 August 2015

'Nænne upspring ne nane geendunge'

John the Baptist (Wickhambreaux, Kent) Augustinus se wisa us manað mid þisum wordum, and cwyð, "Besceawiað, ic bidde eow, mine gebroðra, mid... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 29 August 2015

Magna Carta Virtual Tour

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy has been the most successful exhibition ever staged by the British Library, with in excess of 100,000 visitors. But we... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 August 2015

Chaucer, the Mother of English Poetry?

In the early eighteenth century John Dryden famously described Geoffrey Chaucer as ‘the Father of English Poetry’, although he wasn’t... read more »

SMALL THINGS syllabus

by KARL STEELDon't miss Jonathan Hsy's SUMMER DIGEST below.CUNY's Fall Semester starts next Monday, which means that yesterday was the last possible date... read more »
From: In the Middle on 26 August 2015

David Trotter

It is with extreme sadness that we report the death of our chief editor, Professor David Trotter, after a battle with cancer. Not only is the loss to... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 26 August 2015

Wheel of gueules

Feuillets des albums de Jo. Wisseman, Nic. Agricola, M. de Bitsch etc. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

And other Biblical scenes

Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis. Latin 6 (2) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6 (2),... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Unfinished battle

Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis. Latin 6 (2) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6 (2),... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Ruth

Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis. Latin 6 (2) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6 (2),... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Inside the Q

[Recueil]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 17806, fol. 8v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Snobs, Bones and Baby Jesus': Medieval News Roundup

A roundup of this week's news for medievalists... [View the story "Snobs, Bones and Baby Jesus': Medieval News Roundup" on Storify]You can also read more... read more »
From: Medieval News on 26 August 2015

Healing

Horae et missale ad usum Fratrum Minorum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1352,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Border pattern

Horae et missale ad usum Fratrum Minorum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1352,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Te Igitur

Missale Parisiense Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1112, fol. 103v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Balista fulminalis

Notice des provinces (50v) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9661, fol. 61v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Ox boat

Notice des provinces (50v) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9661, fol. 61r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

Roman military emblems

Notice des provinces (50v) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9661, fol. 78r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

First and second places

Notice des provinces (50v) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9661, fol. 125v. “Certaines... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 August 2015

British Museum Loans in Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

As the British Library's major exhibition Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy draws to a close — it's been an amazing 5 months — we'd like to take this... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 August 2015

Vicarious Byzantinist travel photos

Reducing the backlog anothe tiny slice, two days after the seminar described in the previous post I was at the first General Seminar of the Centre for... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 24 August 2015

No Angels - just Demons...

If you wander into just about any medieval church in England, or at least one that hasn't been too heavily messed around with by the Victorians and their... read more »

400+ links on the DMMapp!

We are extremely proud to communicate that the DMMapp has now reached (and surpassed) the 400 links milestone! This means that, thanks to everyone’s... read more »

fitt

fitt (noun), also fytte, fytt Fitt is used in the Old English translation of Boethius’s De consolatione philosophiae to mean ‘song, verse’. ... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 24 August 2015

Visconti di Milano – Donor

Missa in festivitate sancti Bernardi. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1142, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2015

Charter

Collection de 16 chartes de S. Wandrille. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 16738,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2015

Tunc

Cassiodorus. — Augustinus. — Franciscus Petrarca. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2015

Q Fish

Canons de conciles et lettres de papes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 12097,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2015

Shameful and Demeaning: The Annulment of Magna Carta

Today, 24 August 2015, marks an important date in history, one overlooked in this year of anniversaries (the Battle of the Somme, Waterloo, Agincourt,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 August 2015

'From whom we learned all these things': Memory, Canterbury, and the Saints of 24 August

Let me tell you a story. This is an incident which occurred on this day some 950 years ago, during the night of 23-24 August, in a year some time between... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 23 August 2015

Romanesque ruins and distant hunting scene

Guillelmus Durandi, Rationale divinorum officiorum. VII Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015

Seminar CLIX: difficulties of studying medieval Balkh

The backlog now advances to the autumn term of the academic year just gone, a mere ten months now, and finds me in the Medieval Seminar of the Centre for... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 23 August 2015

Quid tail

Evangelium sancti Matthaei. — Hrabanus Maurus, Super evangelium Matthaei. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015

Mouthful

Evangelium sancti Matthaei. — Hrabanus Maurus, Super evangelium Matthaei. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015

Papyrus – Abundantia

S. Avitus, Viennensis ep., Homiliae et Epistolae, fragmenta. Latin 8913 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015

Orange rubrics

1.° Vitae Patrum è Graeco sermone in Latinum à Pelagio, Romanae Ecclesiae Diacono, et Joanne, ejusdem Ecclesiae Subdiacono conversae... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015

Job historié

Dernière partie de cet ouvrage. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15675,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015

Winged devil

Dernière partie de cet ouvrage. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15675,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015

Inhabited A

Dernière partie de cet ouvrage. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15675,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 August 2015