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Pater Noster

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 10565, fol. 23r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 September 2016

“Speak again”: Reading Craig Dionne’s Posthuman Lear Within Catastrophe

a guest post by Lowell DuckertEileen Joy originally asked me to review this book in draft for punctum. (I thought it was indispensable to both Shakespearean... read more »
From: In the Middle on 1 September 2016

A Calendar Page for September 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 September 2016

An onomastic calendar: August

August 1: Justinian I became sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire in 527. August 2: Pope Severinus died in 640. August 3: Saint’s day of Olaf II of... read more »

Three original spindle whorls

I got these from ebay last year. Now, to have a closer look at them. Firstly, lead spindle whorls are hard to date, and there is little agreement about... read more »
From: My medieval foundry on 31 August 2016

5th Annual Shakespeare Lecture: Kathy Rowe (Provost, Smith University)

The George Washington University’s Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare  Annual Shakespeare Lecture and reception withDr. Katherine... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 31 August 2016

The Wisdom of the Greeks

Tickets are selling fast for a special lecture at the British Library on 19 September. Michael Wood, television presenter, writer and Professor of Public... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 31 August 2016

Naming the Rapist in Chaucer’s “Legend of Philomela”

Titian, Tarquinius and Lucretia, c. 1571. Image from Wikimedia Commons, used to illustrate the general entry on rape. Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women... read more »

The Transformation of the Carolingian World – a comparative workshop

With the support of the Humboldt Foundation and SFB 923, ‘Threatened Orders’, Professor Steffen Patzold and I are organising an... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 30 August 2016

Surgical tool

Albuchasim, sive potiùs, Alsaharavii de methodo medendi libri tres, ex arabico sermone in latinum à Gerardo Carmonensi conversi : porrò... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 August 2016

Deviant Bodies and Animalized Humans

by KARL STEELHere's a post from my own website that I shared only through the In the Middle Facebook interface, thinking that it wouldn't draw much attention,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 29 August 2016

Mystery Monday: Cadlon

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 »

Monster Monday

You may have noticed the recent trend for naming days on Twitter. We've had #WorldElephantDay, #InternationalDogDay and even #nationalburgerday (seriously,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 August 2016

Explicit Incipit

S. Isidorus Hispalensis, S. Julianus Toletanus, Alcuinus, Fortunatus, S. Augustinus, Bernardus Iterii, Pénitence. Poème abécédaire... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 August 2016

Actus

Actes des apôtres, avec glose. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15546, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 August 2016

Big Z

historia Eremi sanctae Mariae in Helvetiis : authore Alberto de Bonsteten ; praemittitur ejusdem ad Ludovicum XI. epistola nuncupatoria. Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 August 2016

Quid fit

Q. Horatii Flacci ars poëtica, epistolae et satyrae, cum scholiis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 28 August 2016

Tendril Face

Elaborate tendrils on every page of this Psalter. Psautier. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 27 August 2016

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: The Battle of the Birds, 671

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 26 August 2016

Improving Access to Our Digitised Manuscripts

If you check the British Library’s online catalogue of Archives and Manuscripts today, you may notice an exciting change. Catalogue entries of many digitised... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 August 2016

Debunking History: book review

Cover of Ed Rayner and Ron Stapley, Debunking History Some time ago someone got me a copy of Ed Rayner and Ron Stapley, Debunking History: 152 popular... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 25 August 2016

Bastard Secretary

1.° Fragmentum vitae Henrici VIII. Angliae Regis, ab anno vigesimo ejus imperii, ad obitum Catharinae, Henrici uxoris. — 2.° Epistola de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 August 2016

Ecocritical Update

Ogunquit beach, not long after sunsetby J J Cohen[please read the guest post by Michael Johnston and Alex Mueller on rethinking the format of book reviews... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 August 2016

Kant in King Arthur's Court: Charges of Anachronism in Book Reviews

[Check out this important guest post on academic book reviews.There are two parts: 1. a problem; and 2. a way forward. - ITM co-bloggers]"Unicorn"... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 August 2016

Fanciful hats

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9473, fol. 76v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2016

Historiated Hell

There are other historiated scenes of Hell in this manuscript, but these are my favorites. Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2016

Island life

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9473, fol. 190r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2016

Madonna with the pearl robe

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.frBibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9473, fol. 196r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 August 2016

The Great Medieval Bake Off

The return of a certain baking contest to British television screens this evening marks the time of year when viewers are struck by a peculiar kind of... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 August 2016

The top 10 things I really hate about church top 10s...

There has been an article doing the rounds on the internet recently. An article written by a guy who spends a lot of time looking at medieval churches.... read more »

Leeds IMC report for 2015, part 2

Back to the conference reportage, then, and far from the end of that too; you can probably imagine how much I want to be through this backlog, so I shall... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 23 August 2016

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From: Burnable Books on 23 August 2016

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From: Burnable Books on 23 August 2016

Which Star Sign Are You?

Are you one of those people who reads their star charts religiously? Does it matter whether you were born a Taurus or under the sign of Aries? Do Leos... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 August 2016

The skin and bones of history

Chris Wickham a number of years pre-retirementLast month I was at a conference on political culture in the earlier Middle Ages. I’ll talk about that... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 22 August 2016

The source materials for large medieval chansonniers

How were large collections of lyric poetry (with or without music) assembled? I’ve been pondering the collection of jeux partis (debate songs; hereafter... read more »
From: Elizabeth Eva Leach on 22 August 2016

Mystery Monday: Bratiatus

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 »

Burning bush

Psalterium Cantuariense [Psautier de Canterbury] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 August 2016

Unto the ends of the Earth

Psalm 18:2-3 Psalterium Cantuariense [Psautier de Canterbury] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 August 2016

In circuitu impii ambulant

Psalm 11:9 Psalterium Cantuariense [Psautier de Canterbury] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 August 2016

Beatus vir: The wind

Psalm 1:4 Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth. Psalterium Cantuariense [Psautier de Canterbury]... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 August 2016

Foxes have holes and birds have nests

Psalterium Cantuariense [Psautier de Canterbury] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 August 2016

Fleuron

Psalterium Cantuariense [Psautier de Canterbury] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 August 2016

Dealings with Jerusalem before the eleventh century

A vice that I am prone to is that of poking at other people’s research areas without knowing very much about it, as has often been evidenced here—I... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 21 August 2016

Descender deception

I see what you did there. « Le Champion des Dames, » par « MARTIN LE FRANC, prevost de l’église de Lausane. » (1440).... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 August 2016

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! read more »
From: Burnable Books on 20 August 2016

The Grandisson Psalter

When John Grandisson (1292–1369) became bishop of Exeter in 1327, he was not taking up an easy job. His predecessor, Walter Stapeldon, had been murdered... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 August 2016

New Chaucer Society Congress Graduate Student Workshop 2016

  (Senate House Library, by stevecadman [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) At the New Chaucer... read more »

DMNES EiC on the radio

Our editor-in-chief was on the radio again this morning. BBC Radio Newcastle’s “Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast” discussed the history... read more »

Sainte Geneviève

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9473, fol. 13v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 August 2016