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The Ladies and Gentlemen who created this Psalter

Bréviaire de René II de Lorraine, dit Bréviaire du roi René Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-601 réserve, fol. 1v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 March 2014

Border Warrior

Breviarium ad usum fratrum Predicatorum, dit Bréviaire de Belleville. Bréviaire de Belleville, vol. II (partie été) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 March 2014

Keeping toes warm, and so forth

Breviarium ad usum fratrum Predicatorum, dit Bréviaire de Belleville. Bréviaire de Belleville, vol. II (partie été) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 March 2014

Sing a new song

Psautier de Jean de Berry Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 13091, fol. 177r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 March 2014

In Latin. In French.

Psautier de Jean de Berry Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 13091, fol. 149v. Deus venerunt... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 23 March 2014

23 March 1208: an interdict is laid on England

Church bells were silent until 1214 (BL, Royal 14 C VIII, f.94) On 23 March 1208, English bishops under orders from Pope Innocent III laid a general... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 23 March 2014

Celestial Hierarchy

Psautier latin-français. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAF 4600, fol. 307r.   read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 March 2014

Eden Scenes

Psautier latin-français. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAF 4600, fol. 284r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 March 2014

Sire Dieu response donne moi

Psautier latin-français. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAF 4600, fol. 278r. Sire Dieu response... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 22 March 2014

Another Prince of Cooks!

This post reaches a long way back, and not just because I stubbed it to write up in July 2012. Some of you may remember when I posted my so-far-last From... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 22 March 2014

French hospital food in the Middle Ages

In 542, at the request of St. Sacerdos, Childebert I founded a hospital at Lyons, the first in France, that was to not only receive pilgrims, but help... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 22 March 2014

Blogtastic!

You may recall that we asked for your help earlier this year, when we asked for your votes in the inaugural National UK Blog Awards (Vote for Us Please).... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 22 March 2014

From Paradise to Hellmouth

Psautier précédé d’un calendrier, suivi de diverses prières. XIIe s. Peintures. Écriture anglaise. Psautier-livre d’heures à l’usage... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 March 2014

Medieval Barbie!

Kickstarter Campaigns seem to be very popular for medievalists! The latest one has Jim Rodda trying to raise $5000 to develop a Medieval Barbie outfit.... read more »
From: Medieval News on 21 March 2014

Historiated Initials: Letters with a Story to Tell!

By Jenny Weston Medieval initials come in all shapes and sizes. They also come with different kinds of decoration. While some feature twisty vines, flowers,... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 21 March 2014

Insipiens

Psautier de Jean de Berry Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 13091, fol. 106r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 March 2014

[di]XiT

Psalterium [Psautier gallican dit de Charlemagne]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 13159,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 March 2014

#twittertakeover for @harpercollins

On Friday, while still recovering from the book tour, I’ll be doing a Twitter takeover (hashtag #twittertakeover) for HarperCollins (@harpercollins),... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 21 March 2014

Julian Yates - March 28

"Invisible Ink; or, The Allure of Orange"Friday, March 28th * 3pmRome 771801 22nd St NWWashington, DC 20052Please join us next Friday as Julian Yates gives... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 20 March 2014

Another Madding [postmedieval] Crowd Review: The Holocaust and the Middle Ages

by EILEEN JOYMyra Seaman, Holly Crocker and I are thrilled to announce that postmedieval is launching today our THIRD online, open Crowd Review, of Nina... read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 March 2014

Sabbatical Musings Two: Observations on the past and the present

What the hell? I thought I was going to be blogging more! Mostly, I’ve been sleeping more and actually getting exercise. But sometimes, you just... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 20 March 2014

Seminar CLVII: finding friends in tenth-century England

Even my implicit schedule is getting off-kilter here, sorry. This week has been busy with job applications and seminars, on which latter subject on 23rd... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 20 March 2014

Snarled in his own beard

Psautier, avec cantiques et litanies Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèques d’Amiens métropole, Ms. 18, fol. 7v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 March 2014

Update to the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

Here in the British Library’s department of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts, we work tirelessly to make our collections accessible and better known... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 March 2014

From History to Science in the Early Modern Atlantic

Please join us Tuesday, April 29th for a one-day symposium: From History to Science in the Early Modern Atlantic. The symposium will explore... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 19 March 2014

Flourishes covering text

Partie de Bible : Genèse – psautier. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15479, fol. 146r. Unique... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 March 2014

D is for David

Psautier, suivi de cantiques, d’hymnes et de litanies des saints. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 March 2014

Jacques de Molay, Templar, died on this day in 1314

Today marks the 700th anniversary of the execution of Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. For many historians this day marks the unofficial... read more »
From: Medieval News on 18 March 2014

Mêlée miniature

Psautier français de Claude Gouffier, marquis de Boissy, grand écuyer de France, duc de Roannais Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 March 2014

Comparative Neomedievalisms and MORE: New Issue of postmedieval

by EILEEN JOYI'm really excited to announce the publication of the first issue of postmedieval's FIFTH volume [5 years! We made it to the almost-end of... read more »
From: In the Middle on 18 March 2014

Review: The Plantagenets (Episode 1. The Devil's Brood)

Professor Robert Bartlett This post is contributed by Dr Kathryn Dutton, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Manchester An enduring... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 18 March 2014

Sumwhat musyng

For the last few weeks I’ve been exploring whether a particular French lyric form, the virelai, is used by English poets in the fifteenth century. ... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 18 March 2014

Two Magnificent Manuscripts Saved for the Nation

We are delighted to announce that the British Library has acquired two major manuscripts, following temporary export bars. One is the Catholicon Anglicum,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 March 2014

Inhabited D with gold

Pierre Lombard, sur le Psautier. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 11565, fol. 49r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 March 2014

Cloth of honor

Usatici et Constitutiones Cataloniae Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 4670A, fol. 167r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 March 2014

Hybrid strutting

Usatici et Constitutiones Cataloniae Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 4670A, fol. 95r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 March 2014

Glosses with manicula

Gratiani decretum, cum glossa Bartholomaei, Brixiensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 3895,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 March 2014

The Legacy of St Patrick

The story of Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, is well known: how, as a young man, he was kidnapped from Britain and spent years enslaved as a shepherd... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 17 March 2014

Thorned Saints

Livre d’heures de Gijsbrecht van Brederode (Manuscrit Wittert 13) Utrecht, deuxième moitié du XVe siècle, vers 1451-1476. Université de Liège.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 March 2014

Faces in Ds

Livre d’heures de Gijsbrecht van Brederode (Manuscrit Wittert 13) Utrecht, deuxième moitié du XVe siècle, vers 1451-1476. Université de Liège.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 March 2014

break

a toppled tree where an ocean wasby J J CohenI'm just back from a swift, spring break trip to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. And you know what? It was... read more »
From: In the Middle on 15 March 2014

Building states on the Iberian frontier, II: clearing the land

Catalan peasants at work, from the Biblia de Ripoll Continuing as promised, or threatened, the rethink of my picture of frontier development in Catalonia... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 15 March 2014

OLD REGIME CHEESE: 2. What, no Camembert?

This is the second of two posts on Old Regime Cheese. The first is: 1. The lost cheeses of Medieval France As France left the Middle Ages, references... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 15 March 2014

The Life of a Mystic

Perhaps the first autobiography ever written in English, this book contains the incredible life story of the female mystic, Margery Kempe, who lived in... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 15 March 2014

Double-Rainbow Resurrection

Processional. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Ms. W.12, fol. 53v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 March 2014

Exultate Deo

Psautier. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Ms. W.11, fol. 45r read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 March 2014

In Sky, In Sea: Salvum me fac

Psautier. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Ms. W.11, fol. 35v read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 March 2014

Talk to the Hand: Finger Counting and Hand Diagrams in the Middle Ages

By Irene O’Daly In the absence of computers and calculators, a highly elaborate system of finger-counting and gestural sign-language developed in... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 14 March 2014

Two rocks with fire

Grand recueil La Clayette Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAF 13521, fol. 22v. “Deus pierres... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Earth, Wind and Fire

Lothaire de Segni, futur pape Innocent III, De miseria humanae conditionis, traduction en français sous le titre de Double lay de la fragilité d’humaine... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014