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Honneur

Le Secret des secrets. — Alain Chartier, Le Bréviaire des nobles. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 October 2016

Brown border

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 923, fol. 8v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 October 2016

Fanning the flame

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 923, fol. 43v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 October 2016

A Calendar Page for October 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 October 2016

Valerius Maximus: A Handbook for the Roman Arriviste?

In Rome in AD 31, Valerius Maximus finished his collection of almost a thousand stories from the Roman world. It was a time of great change and uncertainty,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 September 2016

Society for the Medieval Mediterranean 2015 (in Lincoln), part 1

Masthead image from the conference website, a medieval depiction of Genoa whose source I can’t track down We’re back into term and there’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 29 September 2016

Pentecostal sky

Livre d’heures en français selon l’usage de Paris. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2016

Fuit vir

Dialogues de S. Grégoire. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15678, fol. 14v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2016

Cow of arms

Jean de Feschal, Traité d’hippiatrie, Traité d’embouchure Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 29 September 2016

The Book Banner Who Inspired Banned Books

25 September to 1 October is Banned Books Week, when the American Library Association raises awareness of books which have been challenged over the past... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 September 2016

acrostic, abece, poyse

Three terms for the price of one in this blog post.  An abece (or an abc) is a poem where each line or each stanza (or even each word in a stanza,... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 27 September 2016

WoM: 'galahoth', 'cumant' or ten thousand Mongolian hats

While the AND is primarily designed to give definitions for words found in medieval British literary and administrative texts, what it can also do is offer... read more »
From: Anglo-Norman words on 27 September 2016

In Praise of Gobbets

As the teaching year begins, one of the routine tasks historians in many UK institutions face is explaining to puzzled students (and sometimes new... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 26 September 2016

Capital Gold

Cassiani liber de incarnatione Christi. Hylarii liber de essentia patris et filii. Objectiones contra cos qui dicunt quod Christus non est aliquid secundum... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 September 2016

Creationem

PETRUS LOMBARDUS , Sententiarum Libri IV . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15318,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 26 September 2016

Every People Under Heaven

A major new exhibition on the art of medieval Jerusalem opens this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Entitled Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 26 September 2016

The Ceolfrith Leaves Are 1300 Years Old

25 September 2016 marks the 1300th anniversary of the death of Abbot Ceolfrith of the Anglo-Saxon monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow. This means that three... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 25 September 2016

Enter the king

Compare this manuscript with the full-color French version in BNF FR 2092. Yves de Saint-Denis , Vie et martyre de saint Denis et de ses compagnons Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 September 2016

Celestial hierarchy

Yves de Saint-Denis , Vie et martyre de saint Denis et de ses compagnons . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 25 September 2016

Tracing Proverbs

We see on the blank recto evidence of tracing the image on the verso. John Lowden discusses this at length in his study of the Bible Moralisées.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 September 2016

Flying buttresses

Emblèmes bibliques, volume comprenant la fin de Job, le Psautier, les livres de Salomon et les Prophètes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 September 2016

Stairway to Heaven

Emblèmes bibliques, volume comprenant la fin de Job, le Psautier, les livres de Salomon et les Prophètes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 24 September 2016

Elements: A New Series at Duke University Press

This new series looks great! Notice the medieval and early modern shout-outs. -- JJC ElementsA book series for Duke University PressEdited by... read more »
From: In the Middle on 24 September 2016

British Libraries: The Panizzi Lectures 2016

Every year since 1985, the British Library has hosted a series of lectures on the history of the book. These lectures are known as the Panizzi lectures... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 24 September 2016

Available for supervision

It’s the start of term and I have been away and everything is frantic, there is scarcely time even for a short post. But I have been meaning to post... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 22 September 2016

3 Minute Scares – A Halloween Writing Competition for North Manchester FM

North Manchester FM presenter Hannah Kate wants you to scare her this Halloween!She’s asking people throughout Greater Manchester to submit their... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 21 September 2016

Heroic Age Papers!

Merovingians and Their NeighborsSponsor: The Heroic AgeSession Organizer: Deanna ForsmanContact: Deanna Forsman North Hennepin Community College 7411... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 21 September 2016

Looking for Papers

Merovingians and Their Neighbors Sponsor: The Heroic Age Session Organizer: Deanna Forsman Contact: Deanna Forsman North Hennepin Community College... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 21 September 2016

A ceste amoureuse

« Le Champion des Dames, » par « MARTIN LE FRANC, prevost de l’église de Lausane. » (1440). Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 September 2016

Cadels and threads in blue

« Le Champion des Dames, » par « MARTIN LE FRANC, prevost de l’église de Lausane. » (1440). Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 September 2016

A Field Guide to Wodewoses

It’s #WodewoseWednesday, people. You might not know what a wodewose is, but you surely should. They are mythical forest creatures that are guaranteed... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 September 2016

Some evidence for people of 'East Asian' ancestry living in Roman London

The following brief note discusses a number of individuals buried in Roman London who have results indicative of an 'East Asian' ancestry. These people... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 20 September 2016

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: Dreaming of witch-wives, fiery pitchforks and the Battle of Fulford

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 20 September 2016

Mystery Monday: Fugazza

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 »

A ‘Literary Queen’ in the Arctic

Möðruvellir in Eyjafjörður. Photograph by Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir  If you drive south from the seaside... read more »

caesura

This technical term provides a good example of the mis-named, the loosely-defined, the nameless and the only-belatedly-named in Middle English poetics. ... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 19 September 2016

The British Library's Greek Manuscripts Project

Have you ever wondered what books looked like in antiquity? Perhaps you have pondered why some manuscripts are written on paper and some on parchment?... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 September 2016

Monthly topic: Some more 9th C families

We’ve gotten a bit sidetracked from our original plan of looking at multi-generational data to see what sorts of clues we could obtain about how... read more »

A Small Bit of Self Promotion

A long, long overdue post in so many ways.  Three things: 1) I have an article that has now appeared in the summer issue of Anglia!  I'm rather pleased... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 16 September 2016

Snakes, Mandrakes and Centaurs: Medieval Herbal Now Online

Cannabis can be used to treat swollen breasts. The urine of a child has wrinkle-busting properties. Fern, mixed with wine, is a good treatment for wounds.... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 September 2016

Eternity Machines: Some thoughts on That Dragon Cancer, The Swedish Rök Runestone, and Pearl

by Leila K. NorakoSeveral months ago, I had the opportunity to give a co-lecture on the game That Dragon Cancer. At the time, our teaching team was a little... read more »
From: In the Middle on 14 September 2016

Jenna Coleman’s Majestic (Medieval) Transformation

The Daily Mail has published an atrocious article about the actress Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who, Emmerdale) in which her improved attractiveness... read more »
From: medievalgill on 14 September 2016

Rear-view Angel

Gloses sur l’Apocalypse. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 10474, fol. 14r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 September 2016

Palimpsests: The Art of Medieval Recycling

The art of recycling — re-using waste materials to reduce consumption of fresh raw materials — may seem alien in a medieval context. Yet when it comes... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 September 2016

Leverhulme Trust Boston Meeting: Gender and Genre Workshop

The second workshop in the Leverhulme-funded international networks research project, “Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon,”... read more »

Kirkstall Abbey (first visit)

We’re still back in time to July 2015 with this post, on the day after the end of the International Medieval Congress just reported, but a rather... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 13 September 2016

The Kingis Quair

A sneak preview of part of a work in progress, though I promise you that other blog posts will be very soon on their way (including all you might ever... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 13 September 2016

Mystery Monday: Emthyus

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 »

Organ donor

Emblèmes bibliques, volume comprenant la fin de Job, le Psautier, les livres de Salomon et les Prophète Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 September 2016

David’s winepress

Psalm 8 Emblèmes bibliques, volume comprenant la fin de Job, le Psautier, les livres de Salomon et les Prophètes. Source: gallica.bnf.fr... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 September 2016