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'Sending forth his soul into the hands of the Creator, he slept in peace'

The death of St Anselm on 21 April 1109, as described by Eadmer, Vita Sancti Anselmi, trans. R. W. Southern (Oxford, 1972): Palm Sunday dawned and we... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 21 April 2015

Snails in the vinyard

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 April 2015

Annunciation

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 April 2015

Into the woods

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 April 2015

Sad dragon

Petrus Berchorius, Repertorium morale sive Dictionarium . read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 21 April 2015

A plague on both your houses: scratching lost souls into the woodwork...

In terms of church graffiti the most obviously non-religious symbols we come across is the 'Merchants Mark' - a device or motif supposedly unique to an... read more »

Fractal Prioress

PRIORESS'S TALE in 40 minutes: focusing on cursed folk of Herod "al new": theme - youth, time, and repetition. read more »
From: In the Middle on 20 April 2015

Reading between the lines

Vetus Testamentum, cum glossa ordinaria [pars]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 April 2015

Lion carrier

Grammaticalia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 20 April 2015

Anselm and Alphege

Alphege in a 12th-century Canterbury manuscript (BL Cotton MS Nero C VII, f.46v) Today is the feast of St Alphege ( read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 19 April 2015

Golden capitals

Postilles de Nic. de Lire sur la Bible. Latin 11973 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2015

Fons vitae

Click through to full page to see also the top view! Postilles de Nic. de Lire sur la Bible. Latin 11973 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2015

Chaise perc

Postilles de Nic. de Lire sur la Bible. Latin 11973 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2015

Sanctum sanctorum

Nicolaus de Lyra, Postilla litteralis in Biblia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 April 2015

Making Race Matter in the Middle Ages

by EILEEN JOY... the study of the European Middle Ages has denied blacks the right to a shared medieval past that would, in turn, authorize them to share... read more »
From: In the Middle on 18 April 2015

Making the oil of vitriol and why I’ve been using the wrong distillation equipment

Sorry for taking so long between posts; my main computer stopped working and it took a while to work out what to replace it with, which then of course... read more »
From: distillatio on 18 April 2015

The Phillipps Babylonian Cylinder: MS 3902 (Tales of the Phillipps Manuscripts #4)

Among the 23,837 entries in Sir Thomas Phillipps’s printed catalogue of his manuscripts are two unusual items: 3902   A Babylonian Cylinder,... read more »

Chasing his own tail

Evangelia, pars I. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 April 2015

The Devil is in the Detail: A Thirteenth-Century Bible Moralis

Detail of a medallion with souls being taken by demons and placed in a cauldron, from a Bible moralis read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 April 2015

Texting in Medieval Times

We all do it a few times per day: shooting a friend a text message with our phones. Doing so has become routine and we don’t... read more »
From: medievalbooks on 17 April 2015

Leland in Hidden East Yorkshire

  I have, in previous postings, described my attempts to resuscitate some ideas, and the photographs that go with them, that I used in various multimedia... read more »
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 17 April 2015

Pixelated border

At first, I thought I was looking at digital artifacts, but when you zoom in, you can see that the border was created with small blocks of color. Evangelia. Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2015

Wordbre aks

Evangelia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 April 2015

Speaking in York, and catching up

Gosh, it’s a long time since I posted. I’m keen to get back into blogging, but here are a couple of short announcements for now! Back in March,... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 16 April 2015

Text grid with prickings

Rabanus Maurus, In honorem sanctae Crucis [De laudibus sanctae Crucis]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 16 April 2015

Discoveries, Donations and Digs: Medieval News Roundup

A couple dozen items to share with you as we get caught up with the medieval news from the last few weeks...[View the story "Discoveries, Donations and... read more »
From: Medieval News on 16 April 2015

'And what then?'

There are times when studying the past makes modern life seem easier, and times when it makes it seem much, much worse. Sanitation, and life expectancy,... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 16 April 2015

Murder in the Cathedral

One of the most notorious episodes in medieval English history took place at Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170. During evening vespers, Thomas Becket,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 April 2015

The Lord Edward and the Leopard of Lewes

The royal arms, depictedby Matthew Paris(BL Royal 14 C VII f.53) If you read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 15 April 2015

“Made-Up” Names

People who study contemporary baby names often like to talk about “made-up” names, whether unusual names found in late 20th and early 21st... read more »

Tongue-tied

Salvianus Massiliensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2015

Book ends

S. Isidorus Hispalensis, Sententiae. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2015

Taking Leave of a God

One of my sabbatical treats to myself was to read an entire issue of Speculum because (true confessions), I have never done so. It was a great thing... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 14 April 2015

Ma panache

Evangelia. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2015

Of Sacred Springs, Commerce and Crime: Aswell Hole, the Gatherums, and the History of Louth

When people write about Louth and it's history, they often focus on the most immediately obvious aspects of the town, including the church, the grammar... read more »
From: Caitlin Green on 14 April 2015

Ellipsis

Oribasius, Synopsis . Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2015

Beatus vir

Bible. Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2015

“To be kept there without food or drink till he should die” an unusual form of execution in fourteenth century Ireland.

Thanks to everyone for the positive response to my first blog post, it has encouraged me to start writing more, so you won't have to wait two years for... read more »
From: Irish Plea Rolls on 14 April 2015

Dragon A on an azure field

Bible. Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2015

Ezekiel: good taste in books

Bible. Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2015

Ten Things To Know About Medieval Monsters

In their new picture book published by the British Library, Medieval Monsters, medieval historian Damien Kempf and art historian Maria L. Gilbert explore... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 April 2015

The research in brief

Many English words were borrowed from foreign languages, filling a gap where previously there was no word in English for the item or concept. They were... read more »
From: Medieval Bilingual England on 13 April 2015

Intercolumn

Jacobus de Voragina,Legenda Aurea Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 April 2015

Langton by Wragby

David Crook (left) and David Carpenter (right) atLangton by Wragby David Carpenter was in Lincoln last week for the Lincoln Record Society read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 13 April 2015

White vine burst

Johannes Duns Scotus , Super secundo Libro Sententiarum Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 April 2015

Gold Nemo

Bible. Bible. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

Boethius

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boetius, De consolatione Philisophiae Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

7th-century dingbats

Aug. libri 1-9 de civitate Dei. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

H 78

Homeliarum Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015

The Highest

Troparium-prosarium ad usum Sancti Geraldi Auriliacensis Source: gallica.bnf.fr Biblioth read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2015