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Flying bird in red vines

Premier volume de la Bible en cinq volumes, donnée par Louis d’Orléans aux Célestins de Paris Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

Salvum me fac dominus

Breviarium ad usum Parisiense [dit Bréviaire à l'usage de Paris] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

Ring the bells

Breviarium ad usum Parisiense [dit Bréviaire à l'usage de Paris] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

Don’t look now

Psautier dit de saint Louis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 10525, fol. 85v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chaunges: Five Middle English Expressions We no longer Say

Languages have a way of changing. Certain words and expressions adapt – sticking with us for centuries – while others disappear entirely.... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 18 November 2013

David and Goliath

Psalterium ad usum Fratrum Minorum, dit Psautier-hymnaire de Ferdinand Ier d’Aragon. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

Parchment fatigue

Psautiers mozarabiques. Source: gallica.bnf.fr BNF Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesouëf 2, fol. 80r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

M with fish and birds

Psautiers mozarabiques. Source: gallica.bnf.fr BNF Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesouëf 2, fol. 23v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

A mozarabiques

Psautiers mozarabiques. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Département des Manuscrits, Smith-Lesouëf 2, fol. 5v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 November 2013

Guess the Manuscript IX

We're returning to our Guess the Manuscript roots (which stretch all the way back to April of this year) for this latest instalment of everyone's favourite... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 November 2013

Contact Ecologies

 by J J CohenOn Friday GW MEMSI sponsored a symposium on Contact Ecologies with Anne Harris, Bruce Holsinger, Steve Mentz and Kellie Robertson.... read more »
From: In the Middle on 17 November 2013

On Mass Killings: The Importance of "Cultural Ether"

NB -- this was originally published at Medium, where no one saw it (probably deservedly). Regardless, I'm republishing it here. ***** BL MS Royal... read more »
From: Modern Medieval on 17 November 2013

Pond Life…

My PhD isn’t all about animals that can walk or fly…it also has fish in it. Medieval Fish Ponds were an important part of the lord of the manor’s... read more »

Parchment, Echo, Nature?, Epochs?, Bristles: Contact Ecologies, 2013

Yes, again.I return to Brueghel's Tower of Babel after a conference, this time, in the echo-chamber of the upper reaches of the Tower, whence attempted... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 17 November 2013

G in German

Recueil de pièces diverses. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Allemand 150, fol. 202r.   read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 November 2013

W with cue letter

Recueil de pièces diverses. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Allemand 150, fol. 99r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 November 2013

Bear with bees

Histoire généalogique des Rois de France, depuis les origines jusqu’à Louis XII [1501], traduite du français (fol. 4 r°) par Johann von Morssheim... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 November 2013

Zelus

Homiliarium, pars hiemalis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr “Zelus quo tendat quo prosiliat livor” Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Fratres

Homiliarium, pars hiemalis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 3777, fol. 19v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Hand of Creation

Liber cronicarum / Hartmann Schedel ; [ill. par Michel Wolgemut] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Cartes et plans,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Resurrection of the damned

Liber cronicarum / Hartmann Schedel ; [ill. par Michel Wolgemut] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Cartes et plans,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Ma panache

« Le rommant d’Ogier le Danoiz » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, 2985, p. VIII Woodcut of St. George, by Lucas Cranach read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Candelabra motif

Compendio di gesti del magnanimo et gloriosissimo Signore Sforza, inc[ipiente] dal tempo de la sua natiuità fine a la morte sua, compiliato in vulgare... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Torch, Motto and Medallion

Compendio di gesti del magnanimo et gloriosissimo Signore Sforza, inc[ipiente] dal tempo de la sua natiuità fine a la morte sua, compiliato in vulgare... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Battle Frieze in red and gold

Compendio di gesti del magnanimo et gloriosissimo Signore Sforza, inc[ipiente] dal tempo de la sua natiuità fine a la morte sua, compiliato in vulgare... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 November 2013

Friday Fun

Which of the four Scandinavian leaders below ruled part of Britain at one time? Harald Bluetooth Canute the Great Erik the Red Snorri Sturluson Follow... read more »
From: Medieval History on 15 November 2013

This course brought to you by Starbucks: MOOCs and/as product placement

Yesterday I received a thoughtful e-mail from a student enrolled in “Plagues, Witches, and War” regarding the appearance of a Starbucks iced... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 14 November 2013

If you are in or near DC ....

by J J Cohen... then please come to hear Eileen speak on Thursday, and "Contact Ecologies" (with Bruce Holsinger, Anne Harris, Steve Mentz, Kellie Robertson... read more »
From: In the Middle on 14 November 2013

A New Life for Royal Manuscripts

It is always a great pleasure for us in the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Section to see the many and varied new ways that people make use of our 'old'... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 November 2013

Screw Admin and Marking — I’m going to write something.

Actually, I have no idea what I am going to write. I just felt really rebellious, and thought, “Well, I have a huge pile of crap to get through,... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 13 November 2013

Theodulf of Orleans

From the Christian Visigothic kingdom in Spain to the court of Charlemagne came a man of extraordinary learning, second only to Alcuin in... read more »
From: Medieval History on 13 November 2013

Leeds 2013 report 4: What's it all about then?

Since we're now into November, my memories of the summer are fading fast and my notes from Leeds are looking more and more indecipherable, I'm going to... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 12 November 2013

Virtues and Vices

Traité des vertus et des vices, précédé d’un prologue en vers Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, 2676, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 November 2013

Advance Online Publication @postmedieval: The Future is Knocking

[first: read Karl's marvelous tip for helping nervous students who have to make class presentations] by EILEEN JOYMyra Seaman, Holly Crocker and I are... read more »
From: In the Middle on 11 November 2013

A nervous moment in a Chaucer class, solved.

by KARL STEELWe've all faced and perhaps all been the nervous presenter.Today I hit upon what might be the perfect solution. I suggested to a nervous student... read more »
From: In the Middle on 11 November 2013

Charlemagne speaks -- or does he?

If you enjoy voices from the past, then you may like some quotes by Charlemagne. But consider this: the King of the Franks lived 1200 years ago. We are... read more »
From: Medieval History on 11 November 2013

An Imperial Psalter

One of our latest uploads to the Digitised Manuscripts website is this exquisite copy of the Psalms which dates from the middle of the ninth century and... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 11 November 2013

Tell me about it, stud.

The medieval horse. Most people when they see those words tend to have something like this in mind. Copyright THoog A knight and his similarly armoured... read more »

So Beowulf and the Lambton Wyrm walk into a bar…

While sharing a few homebrews with Frank, we somehow got on the subject of wyrms. He recalled The Lambton Wyrm, a song from Northumberland he’d often... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 10 November 2013

Guest Post – Jessica George

I’m thrilled to have been asked to host a guest post as part of the Impossible Spaces blog tour, and I’m pleased to welcome Jessica George,... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 10 November 2013

Ice @ NCS Reykjavik

by J J CohenI don't think I've ever been so happy to send an email. This one just went out to the twelve participants in my "Ice" Roundtables at NCS Reykjavik 2015.... read more »
From: In the Middle on 10 November 2013

November eBook Bargains

To celebrate the release of Blood and Water, the fantastic debut novel by Beth Daley, my publisher is having an eBook sale! All other titles are just 99p... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 9 November 2013

OUT NOW: Blood and Water by Beth Daley (Hic Dragones, 2013)

Out now from Hic Dragones, the debut novel by Beth Daley: Blood and Water Watch the trailer here:Dora lives by the sea. Dora has always lived by the sea.... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 9 November 2013

Seminar CXLVI: heroes and gods at Old English courts

My declaration of intent has proved sadly hollow, and what was feared has come to pass: I am more than a year behind with my seminar reports. I live in... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 8 November 2013

Leeds 2013 report 3: charters and non-charters

My time at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds this year was a slightly strange one, alternating between thinking about the work I do in the day... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 8 November 2013

Dueling Cantors and Their Early Musical Notation

By Jenneka Janzen In my last blog post I briefly discussed one of my favourite manuscripts, the Cantatorium of St Gall (Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 8 November 2013

Friday Fun

The Dream of the Rood is an important Christian dream poem. Where was the poem first found? Embroidered into the Bayeux Tapestry Inscribed within the... read more »
From: Medieval History on 8 November 2013

Bucknell

 by J J Cohen[first, do some crowd review]I'm just back from Bucknell University, where I did a stint as Morrow Scholar in Residence. The residency... read more »
From: In the Middle on 7 November 2013

Laurie Shannon The Accommodated Animal - still more on periods and breaks.

by KARL STEELHi gang. Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies has just published my gargantuan review of Laurie Shannon's The Accommodated Animal.... read more »
From: In the Middle on 7 November 2013

Banderole or speech balloon?

Recueil de dessins ou cartons, avec devises, destinés à servir de modèles pour tapisseries ou pour peintures sur verre. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 November 2013