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

How We Wrote: The Aftermath of Written Chatter

by Suzanne Conklin Akbari, with a few endnotes by Chris PiumaHow We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page emerged out of an efflorescence... read more »
From: In the Middle on 30 September 2015

Finding New Apocalypses

Last week I spent an enjoyable three days at a mammoth conference in Vienna: “Making Ends Meet: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the End of Times in... read more »
From: merovingianworld on 30 September 2015

An onomastic calendar: September

Earlier this month over on Twitter, we started an #OnThisDay series, which every day highlights an individual associated with an important medieval event... read more »

Clement’s decor

Each book of this Bible starts with a heavily decorated page including historiated initial and a rich marginal decor that usually includes at least one... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 September 2015

Biblical recliner

Biblia Clementis VII papae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 18, fol. 65v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 September 2015

Locus enim in quo stas terra sancta est

Biblia Clementis VII papae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 18, fol. 18, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 September 2015

Pope’s Bible

Biblia Clementis VII papae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 18, fol. 13r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 30 September 2015

Erasmus Manuscript Saved for the Nation

We are delighted to announce that the British Library has acquired a unique manuscript containing the earliest known translation into English of any work... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 September 2015

Mosaic Call for Submissions: Scale

Within the biological-ecological sciences from which the term Anthropocene emerged, “scale” has a longer history and broader usage than it... read more »
From: Medieval Ecocriticisms on 28 September 2015

complainte

complainte (noun), also compleinte Complainte usually designates content rather than form: the expression of grief, pain and suffering, a lamentation,... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 28 September 2015

Making blue and green ink

Having made black and red inks, I thought I would try something a bit more unusual. You can see blue, red and black ink used in this 15th century MS,... read more »
From: distillatio on 26 September 2015

How to Make the Most of Digitised Manuscripts

What is Digitised Manuscripts? One of the British Library’s most valuable electronic resources is our ever-growing Digitised Manuscripts website. It... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 September 2015

Word of the Month: Predire

Do you ever wish you had a way to see into the future, to see how events might play out? The editors at the AND would certainly love to have this ability!... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 25 September 2015

Masquerade

Things are not always as they appear. A wig for a disguise, a meathook as a bow for fake fiddle, and it looks like a talon under the dress. Don’t... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 September 2015

30% discount for readers: Medievalism: Key Critical Terms and Medievalism: A Critical History

by J J CohenBoydell and Brewer asked me if In the Middle would like to offer its readers a discount on two new books of wide interest among medievalists... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 September 2015

The “most popular” names, for men

Last week we investigated the ‘most popular’ medieval names for women, including a long discursus on why the scare quotes. All the same caveats... read more »

Political smears, then and now

I’m currently writing a paper about political propaganda in the Carolingian empire and it’s getting more topical than I’d like it to... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 23 September 2015

Hearing the Voice

We are delighted to announce that the Hearing the Voice project led by the University of Durham has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to... read more »

The Destruction of Jerusalem

This is the second in a series of posts featuring manuscripts from Ward’s Catalogue of Romances in the British Museum (until the 1970s the British Library... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 22 September 2015

The Pope Is Coming! Papal Visit 2015

by JONATHAN HSY[Papal Visit 2015 swag on sale this morning, George Washington University, Washington, DC.]The Pope is coming to town! DC has been abuzz... read more »
From: In the Middle on 21 September 2015

Futures of the Past October 30

Futures of the PastA symposium featuring groundbreaking books in medieval and early modern studies International Brotherhood of Teamsters Room... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 21 September 2015

virelai

virelai (noun), also virelay The word virelai appears in Middle English in lists of examples of lyric forms for love poetry, often lists translating or... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 21 September 2015

Chimera joust

Lucii Annaei Senecae epistolarum libri viginti duo : praemittitur authoris vita. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

D Majuscule avec chapiteau

Capital D with capital. There are many capitals with architectural frames in this manuscript. This one is uniquely rendered in perspective. Lucii Annaei... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

Peas and pearls with moth

Lucii Annaei Senecae epistolarum libri viginti duo : praemittitur authoris vita. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

History PhDs: a Cambridge cohort study

Several years ago I carried out a couple of basic studies that looked at medieval history researchers and their careers: A Prosopography of Cambridge Medievalists,... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 20 September 2015

Secundum Matheum

Missale Senonense. I Partie d’été. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

Fond travaillé

Missale Senonense. I Partie d’été. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

Parti-colored I

Raymundus de Pennaforti, Summa (1-106). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 13466,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

Circular prayer book

Heures, avec quelques prières en allemand. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

Knotted binding

Domitius Calderinus, Commentaria in Satyras Juvenalis . Domitius Calderinus, Defensio adversus Brotheum Grammaticum Johannes Calphurnius Brixiensis, Epistola... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

D column

legendae Sanctorum : authore Jacobo de Voragine, Januensi, ordinis Praedicatorum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 September 2015

Manchester Dress and Textiles Discussion Group - Programme 2015-16

Venue: Seminar Room 1 or 2, The Graduate Suite, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester. The room will be confirmed nearer the time.Time: 5pm–6pmThursday... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 18 September 2015

The doubting monk: atheism in the Middle Ages

Earlier this week I attended a workshop in Glasgow on atheism, organised by Callum Brown. Present were a number of modernists and early modernists, but... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 18 September 2015

The digital collection of the Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge (Public Library of Bruges)

DE NATURA RERUM [MS. 411] – DetailAs someone who loves manuscripts and medieval culture, you might one day end up in Belgium, exploring Flanders,... read more »

Beowulf Trump and Lady Fiorina: GOP Debates and Medieval Rhetoric

by JONATHAN HSY[Split-screen screenshot from the livestream of last night’s GOP debate: on the left, real estate mogul and zillionaire Donald Trump;... read more »
From: In the Middle on 17 September 2015

De Continentia

1.° L. Ann. Senecae liber de sustinendo impetum adversitatis : praemittitur vita Senecae. — 2.° Ejusdem, sive potiùs, Martini Dumiensis... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 September 2015

Master masons

speculum dominarum, tribus partibus constans ; quarum prima est de conditionibus mulierum, secunda de sapientia mulierum, tertia de domo multiplici quam... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 September 2015

OUT NOW: Werewolves Versus the 1990s

A full-colour, mind-warping, 80+ page collection of werewolf art, stories, poetry and comics. Inspired by the decade of skateboards, clam digger shorts,... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 17 September 2015

Incredible sets of medieval moulds found in France

A few years ago at Mont San-Michel, a lot of stone moulds for pewter casting were found. Here is the link http://www.inrap.fr/preventive-archaeology/Events/Virtual-exhibitions/Virtual-exhibitions/Making-Pilgrim-Badges-at-Mont-Saint-Michel/The-site/p-1475-lg1-The-site-and-the-discoveries.htm... read more »
From: My medieval foundry on 16 September 2015

Finding the needle in the haystack

One of the exciting parts about working on this project is the potential it opens up to redefine our knowledge of medieval onomastics, to force us to question... read more »

Caption Competition 3

Thank you to everyone who entered our last caption competition, the image of the medieval water clock from Additional MS 18719. There were some really... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 September 2015

Parting Shots: two Michaels and a Leo

For once I don’t feel the need to apologise for the lapse in posting here: moving house (including buying a house), starting a new job, learning... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 15 September 2015

The “most popular” names, for women

One of the highlights of the onomastic year is when various governments publish name popularity data for babies born in the previous year (such as the... read more »

AvMC

Aristoteles, De Animalibus , Theodorus Gaza interpres. Deux volumes. II. Aristoteles, De Historia animalium , lib. IX (1-35). – Aristoteles, De Partibus... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 September 2015

Jesse of the green legs

Grande Bible historiale complétée . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 September 2015

Sustinire

Flavius Josephus, De Bello Judaïco Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 16032,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 September 2015

Linked letters

Missale ad usum monasterii Sancti Luciani Belvacensis, pars. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 September 2015

Standing in it

Pontifical de Nevers. Vie de s. Grégoire. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 September 2015