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The chicken commotion that is improving life for pensioners

Dear readers, Just to draw your attention to my article, on the wonderful initiative called ‘Henpower’, which has just been published by The... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 22 April 2014

A View of Florence

After several days of stunning spring weather – blue skies, sunshine, a crisp wind – it is raining again in the north of England. Who knew?! Things... read more »
From: Dr Kate Ash on 22 April 2014

Doing All The Things

Holy crap! I don’t know where time has gone, but gone it has. I have <i>finally</i> managed to clear the big stumbling block off... read more »
From: Blogenspiel on 22 April 2014

Seminar CLXII: feud and punishment in Anglo-Saxon England

We now reach a point in my seminar backlog where before I get one version of a paper written up I have already seen a later version, but I don’t... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 21 April 2014

Trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg (A blog post through the medium of Welsh)

Wythnos yma, dwi wedi dewis ysgrifennu am fy ngwaith ymchwil trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Er mae fy nhreuthawd PhD yn cael ei ysgrifennu yn Saesneg, mae rhan... read more »

Blaise of Parma (c. 1347-1416), the Doctor Diabolicus, a posthuman, materialist resource

by KARL STEELDoctor Devil. From Prize Comics #22.First, have a look at BABEL'S Spring Fundraiser if you haven't yet. And look again even if you have. I... read more »
From: In the Middle on 21 April 2014

Magna Carta in England's Hall of Fame

A poll conducted recently by Visit England has chosen the four original copies of the 1215 Magna Carta for inclusion in England's Hall of Fame. Members... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 April 2014

'Come home again, mine own sweet heart'

BL Arundel 302, f.56v Com home agayne, Com home agayne, Min owine swet hart, com home agayne; Ye are gone astray Owt of youer way, Therefore com home... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 20 April 2014

Paying the pipe-maker

Here’s a probably-unfinished thought arising from something I read very quickly a while ago, always a good basis for a blog post surely. The thing... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 20 April 2014

Pentecostal Dove

Français 2224 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2224, fol. 6v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2014

'The light that leapt out of thee': Piers Plowman and the Harrowing of Hell

The Harrowing of Hell (BL Harley 2838 f. 33v) The following extract from the fourteenth-century poem Piers Plowman imagines the events following the Crucifixion,... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 19 April 2014

Beyond wine, water and beer: what else they drank in Medieval France

This is one of several posts on drink in the Middle Ages. The others are: The great Medieval water myth Early Medieval French wine Stumbling through... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 19 April 2014

Fauvel

Français 146 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 146, fol. 28ter-v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2014

Road to Hell paved with gold

Breviari d’amor , Matfré Ermengau Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 9219, fol. 176v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2014

Initial column

Breviari d’amor , Matfré Ermengau Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 9219, fol. 162r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2014

Dancing with the Devil

Breviari d’amor , Matfré Ermengau Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 9219, fol. 115v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2014

Lorsch Manuscripts in the British Library

Seven manuscripts that were compiled in the 9th-century in the scriptorium of the former monastic library of Abbey Lorsch are today held at the British... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 April 2014

Spinning the Cosmos

Breviari d’amor , Matfré Ermengau Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 9219, fol. 25v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 April 2014

Dragon hind

Anseïs de Carthage . Alexandre de Bernay, Athis et Prophilias . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 April 2014

Mounted knight

Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 361, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 April 2014

Aeolipile

« Premier livre d’architecture de Marc VITRUVE Pollion, à Cesar Auguste ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 April 2014

From Sound to Image, From Language to Culture; A Review of Medieval Academy of America Conference 2014

By Julie Somers Last week the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America was held at UCLA in California. Every year this conference brings together... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 18 April 2014

'Woefully arrayed'

BL Arundel 302 (f. 47v) Wofully araide, My blode, man, For thee ran, It may not be naide; My body blo and wanne, Wofully araide. Beholde me, I pray thee,... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 18 April 2014

Teaching Jesus

Français 916 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 916, fol. 69r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 April 2014

Chariot of Fire

Français 916 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 916, fol. 67r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Tongues of Fire

Français 916 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 916, fol. 32v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Reflection on Hell

Français 916 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 916, fol. 13r. The reflection of the world... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Cityscape

Français 916 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 916, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Mixed-Up Death

One of the ever-present temptations when writing about poetics is the urge to classify and produce taxonomies, to label different types of versification... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 17 April 2014

Seminar CLXI: how to dig up Anglo-Saxon farming

I wrote this offline while WordPress continued not to have visibly done anything that made me prepared to log in, so I feel slightly less bad about the... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 17 April 2014

Tristan and Yseult: Coda

« Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». « Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Wounded dragon

« Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». « Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Grail vision

« Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». « Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Fiery finish

« Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». « Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Domestic dispute

« Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». « Messire Lancelot du Lac » de « GAULTIER MOAP ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2014

Internship in the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Section

The British Library is pleased to be able to offer an internship in the Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts section of the History and Classics Department... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 17 April 2014

OUT NOW: K Bannerman, The Tattooed Wolf (Hic Dragones, 2014)

A fantastic new novel, edited by yours truly...Caufield muttered as he slouched back in his seat and crossed his hands over his belly, smirking. “You’ve... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 16 April 2014

A New Religion

As most Christians (and many non-Christians) know, the early followers of Jesus were persecuted by the authorities in the Roman Empire. Christians were... read more »
From: Medieval History on 16 April 2014

Vine shadows

Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 359, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 April 2014

Un Preux: Artus

Armorial de GILLES LE BOUVIER, dit BERRY, héraut d’armes du roi Charles VII. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 April 2014

Charles VII Portico Presentation

Armorial de GILLES LE BOUVIER, dit BERRY, héraut d’armes du roi Charles VII. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 April 2014

'It was upon a Sheer Thursday'

Judas accepting the silver (BL Egerton 2781 f. 133v) The Wednesday of Holy Week, sometimes called 'Spy Wednesday', is traditionally considered to be the... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 16 April 2014

Because if that’s Gothic this must be Roman

Posted with apologies for the delay in both posting and in dealing with comments, for once not because of my life but because of WordPress being uncharacteristically... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 15 April 2014

Breaking lances

« Un tres notable Livre nommé Guyron le Courtois, translaté de latin en françois par messire LUCES, chevalier, seigneur du chastel DU GAL, voisins... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014

Hermit habitat

« Un tres notable Livre nommé Guyron le Courtois, translaté de latin en françois par messire LUCES, chevalier, seigneur du chastel DU GAL, voisins... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014

FuneraL

« Un tres notable Livre nommé Guyron le Courtois, translaté de latin en françois par messire LUCES, chevalier, seigneur du chastel DU GAL, voisins... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014

Medieval Feminist Wikipedia Write-In (#medievalwiki)

Medieval Feminist Wikipedia Write-In (#medievalwiki)            Call For Volunteers for SMFS Wiki... read more »
From: In the Middle on 15 April 2014

Par-delà les sphères étoilées

Nicole Oresme, Traité de la sphère ; Aristote, Du ciel et du monde [De caelo et de mundo], traduction française par Nicole Oresme. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014

Pattern matching

Nicole Oresme, Traité de la sphère ; Aristote, Du ciel et du monde [De caelo et de mundo], traduction française par Nicole Oresme. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014

44

Chansons normandes du XVe siècle Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 9346, fol. 46v. xliiij.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014