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Kalends Aprilis

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9473, fol. 6r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 August 2016

April lovers

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9473, fol. 6r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 August 2016

Library stamp

M. T. Ciceronis epistolae ad Brutum, ad Quintum fratrem et ad Atticum : praemittitur Pomponii Attici vita ex Cornelio Nepote. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 19 August 2016

Assembling Arthur at ICMS 2017

by Leila K. NorakoArthur, about to disassemblethe Giant of St. Michael's Mount. By G. H. Thomas (1862)  Greetings all! I am thrilled to be here as... read more »
From: In the Middle on 19 August 2016

Poirot Project: Agatha Christie Inspired Music by Digital Front

This post is part of my 2016 Poirot Project. You can read the full story of why I’m doing this in my Introduction post. The previous post was a review... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 August 2016

Poirot Project: The Plymouth Express (review)

This post is part of my 2016 Poirot Project. You can read the full story of why I’m doing this in my Introduction post. The previous post was a review... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 18 August 2016

Sitting down in early medieval England: A catalogue of Anglo-Saxon chairs

After fighting their battles, tending to their fields, playing their harps, herding their cows and singing their Psalms, many an Anglo-Saxon... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 18 August 2016

Rose church of the Annunciation

Heures. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 9473, fol. 17r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 August 2016

Border Peacock

Liber precum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1405, fol, 27v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 18 August 2016

Explore our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

When we started this blog, back in the distant past (2010 to be precise, though sometimes it seems longer), we never anticipated how many people would... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 18 August 2016

Grab a devil by the tail

Liber precum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1405, fol. 14v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 August 2016

Lone Ranger

Liber precum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1405, fol. 11r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 17 August 2016

In defence of Campus Galli

A couple of days ago I visited Campus Galli. Located in south-western Germany, it’s a new, eccentric and almost insanely ambitious project to build... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 16 August 2016

Research Curator, Renaissance Literature

We have a job opportunity here at the British Library, to work on our Discovering Literature online resource, in the field of Renaissance Literature. This... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 August 2016

Binding hardware

Liber precum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1405, Back cover. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 August 2016

Verdaccio

Justinianus, Codex, libri I-IX, cum glossa ordinaria Accursii. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 August 2016

Beautiful pair of Is

Justinianus, Codex, libri I-IX, cum glossa ordinaria Accursii. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 August 2016

Q tail

Justinianus, Codex, libri I-IX, cum glossa ordinaria Accursii. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 August 2016

Gold Leaf

OEuvres de Lactance. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 15634. fol. 54v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 August 2016

Nineth-Century Strokes

Extraits des conciles et des Pères: “Ermaneumata Ceceronis,” “Notas juris et formolaris.” Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 August 2016

Merovingian strokes

Traités de S. Jérôme et de Gennadius, sur les hommes illustres. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 August 2016

Caption Competition 7

Oh, go on then. If you must. You know it never hurt anyone. Here is today's caption competition. We'd love to hear your suggestions, tweeted to @BLMedieval... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 August 2016

Nul tant soit fort ne vigoreux

Nul tant soit fort ne vigoreux Ne peut a soy souffire seulz Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 August 2016

Sewing up the dead

Les mors te fault ensevelir Se les euvres veulx acomplir Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 August 2016

Bas-de-page Antichrist

Devant tous en lair montera Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 August 2016

Prophet-buds

Horae ad usum Parisiensem. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1175, fol. 21r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 August 2016

Blue and gold birds and boy

Psalterium romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 772, fol. 111v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 August 2016

Leeds IMC report for 2015, part 1

It’s a bit ridiculous, isn’t it, this backlog, but yet it does reduce, and as a result I am now into the veritable height of the European medievalist’s... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 13 August 2016

Medieval remains in modern Leeds

Today just a very short photo post. The backlog is now in some sense advanced to only thirteen months behind, as I approach the International Medieval... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 13 August 2016

Pokémon Go! The Medieval Edition

Over the past few weeks, a certain new game has been captivating worldwide interest. It’s not a new Olympic sport or an updated version of Angry Birds,... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 August 2016

The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales

Collaboration makes the goodness happen! From the Golden Munich Psalter.by KARL STEELThis is a post to encourage you to read, and to COMMENT, on the Open... read more »
From: In the Middle on 11 August 2016

CESMA field trip to Shrewsbury

I should apologise for the blip in posts subscribers must just have experienced; I put one post together in the depths of sleep deprivation before I realised... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 11 August 2016

Ways to Win an Argument

Medieval saints are often good at winning arguments. For your entertainment today, I bring you a story about St Fintán (or Munnu) of Taghmon. The... read more »
From: merovingianworld on 10 August 2016

High notes, low notes

Psalterium romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 772, fol. 118v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 August 2016

Wild ride

Psalterium romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 772, fol. 118v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 August 2016

Leontion, 'Little Prostitute' or 'Great Philosopher'

Followers of our Twitter account may remember an image we posted a few months ago on #InternationalHugAMedievalistDay, showing a woman being interrupted... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 August 2016

Waking the dead: peering up the bum-hole of the past...

Last week I went to a museum. No great surprise there really. I go to a lot of museums, and perhaps surprisingly not always for the cafe and gift shop... read more »

How to become bishop: ecclesiastical liberty in the ninth century

What’s the best way to become a bishop? Writing around 835, a cleric gave an example of how it should be done. Long ago, there was a rich man from... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 9 August 2016

Another Gathering of Byzantinists in Birmingham

My reporting backlog now reaches 30th May 2015, which was a very full day in Birmingham occasioned by the 16th Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the Centre... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 8 August 2016

Paws, Pee and Pests: Cats among Medieval Manuscripts

Since today is #InternationalCatDay, I figured it was time to reboot the following blog post, which appeared three-and-a-half years ago on medievalfragments... read more »
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 8 August 2016

Women’s letters from the margins: the case of Alice of Worcester

Persecuted Jews, BritLibCottonNeroDiiFol183v, Wikipedia Commons Scholarship on European women’s letter writing is increasingly challenging the canonical... read more »

Religion and Law – historical and contemporary perspectives

A series of lunchtime talks in the autumn, 2016: Wednesdays at 1.15pm (45 mins), Sheffield Cathedral (St George’s Chapel).   The relationship... read more »
From: Turbulent Priests on 8 August 2016

Foot-in-mouth

Guillaume Caoursin, Gestorum Rhodie obsidionis commentarii, Oratio de morte magni Turci, De casu regis Zizimi Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 August 2016

True Colours

Our friends at the Fitzwilliam Museum have recently opened a spectacular new exhibition, called Colour: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts.... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 8 August 2016

Alchemical illustrations, colours and an odd vessel

A friend linked to a short online collection of pictures of alchemical manuscripts, which included a 15th century Germany/ Austrian Donum Dei of pseudo-Arnaldian... read more »
From: distillatio on 7 August 2016

'On hærfeste ham gelædeð': Anglo-Saxon Harvests

Harvesting sheaves in the Eadwine Psalter (Cambridge, Trinity College, R.17.1, f.232), illustrating Psalm 125/6 In some early medieval calendars, including... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 7 August 2016

Turbans and Crossbows

Guillaume Caoursin, Gestorum Rhodie obsidionis commentarii, Oratio de morte magni Turci, De casu regis Zizimi Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 August 2016

Cannonballs over land, over sea

Guillaume Caoursin, Gestorum Rhodie obsidionis commentarii, Oratio de morte magni Turci, De casu regis Zizimi Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 August 2016

Where? There!

Guillaume Caoursin, Gestorum Rhodie obsidionis commentarii, Oratio de morte magni Turci, De casu regis Zizimi. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 August 2016

Small Pleasures and Precarious Hopes

by J J CohenA lull. The manuscript of Veer Ecology went to the U of Minnesota Press in June, the copyedited Earth is back at Bloomsbury, Julian Yates... read more »
From: In the Middle on 6 August 2016