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Celestial Choirs

Recueil de vies de saints Bibliothèque d’agglomération de Saint-Omer, Ms. 698, fol. 26r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Prevailing Winds

Recueil de vies de saints Bibliothèque d’agglomération de Saint-Omer, Ms. 698, fol. 10v. “ Le jeune serviteur de l’évêque Omer quitte... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Fifteenth-Century Collective Nouns, from Lydgate's Horse, Goose, and Sheep

by KARL STEELThe second edition (and perhaps the first?) of Caxton's 1477 printing of Lydgate's "Horse Goose and Sheep" has a couple surprise endings:... read more »
From: In the Middle on 13 March 2014

Physician, Heal Thyself: Neurologists Who Have Disorders.

In the initial stage of my project on medieval scribes and neurology, I am reading about as many neurodegenerative conditions as possible. The aim is to... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 13 March 2014

Lyric or Lyrics?

When is a poem not a poem?  This week sees the final of a national poetry recitation competition, Poetry By Heart, for 14 to 18 year olds.  Encouragingly,... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 13 March 2014

C with knots, face, and fleuron

Sacramentarium vetustissimum, ad usum ecclesiae Sancti Theoderici prope Remos Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque Carnegie de Reims, Ms. 213, fol. 48r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Colorful marginal note

Sacramentarium vetustissimum, ad usum ecclesiae Sancti Theoderici prope Remos Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque Carnegie de Reims, Ms. 213, fol. 41r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Apocalyptic emanata

Apocalypse figurée Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque municipale de Valenciennes, Ms.99 (92), fol. 37r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Angel with book and sash

Apocalypse figurée Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque municipale de Valenciennes, Ms.99 (92), fol. 20r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Dots, knots, & fleuron

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles dits de François II] (1r-186r). Capitulare evangeliorum (187r-199v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Tree of the Winged Lion

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles dits de François II] (1r-186r). Capitulare evangeliorum (187r-199v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Evangelical inkpot

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles de Saint-Médard de Soissons] (1v-221v). Capitulare evangeliorum (223r-235v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

Baptism scene

Evangelia quattuor [Évangiles de Saint-Médard de Soissons] (1v-221v). Capitulare evangeliorum (223r-235v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 13 March 2014

More News

New light on an old church, a significant silver penny, miniature sculptures and a rare religious book. Notre Dame Cathedral Just Got an LED Makeover Modern... read more »
From: Medieval History on 12 March 2014

Some News

This week's news includes a skeletal monk, an Indian statue, a look at the relationship between rain and Mongol invasions, and some medieval Spanish villages... read more »
From: Medieval History on 12 March 2014

Medieval Gender Reading Group: TOMORROW!

The Medieval Gender Reading Group Sponsored by TORCH By A.G. Walker, in Sunday Reading for the Young (London, 1905) Scholars of all disciples are very... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 12 March 2014

The Vikings and the British Library

When you think of Vikings, what's the first thing that comes into your mind? Horned helmets? Longships with dragon-headed prows? Kirk Douglas? Then think... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 12 March 2014

An Un-Christian King? King John and the Lenten Fast

Temptation of Christ (England, early 13thC), BL, Arundel 157 With the season of Lent now in its second week, many people will be struggling to stick to... read more »
From: Magna Carta Research Project on 12 March 2014

Tigris and Euphrates

Flavius Josephus, Antiquitates judaicae. — Id., Bellum judaicum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 11 March 2014

Crowded T with biting dragons

Flavius Josephus, Antiquitates judaicae. — Id., Bellum judaicum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 11 March 2014

Seminar CLVI: mandarin vs. vizier

While I was there, and presumably still since, Oxford’s History Faculty was making a determined attempt to `go global’, and to its credit,... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 11 March 2014

Angry Birds goes medieval?

Has the ridiculously popular game Angry Birds gone to the Middle Ages? From this teaser video it looks like we might soon see a new version of the game... read more »
From: Medieval News on 10 March 2014

Impossible Words

by J J Cohen[help Karl with his grad seminar!]The GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute will run two sessions this year at the International Congress... read more »
From: In the Middle on 10 March 2014

Shaded penwork

Bréviaire (Manuscrit Wittert 10) Bréviaire à l’usage d’un monastère d’hommes de la ville de Ferrare, exécuté en Italie, probablement... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 March 2014

Pale Rider

Apocalypse de Saint Jean (Manuscrit Wittert 5) Le manuscrit peut être rattaché au «Groupe du Tournoi de Chauvency». Manuscrit exécuté à Metz entre... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 March 2014

Fall of dark angels

Bible historiée (Manuscrit Wittert 3) Manuscrit exécuté en Alsace entre 1400 et 1450. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Ms. W.3, p. 175. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 March 2014

Magical Mystery Play

As you may have heard, the British Library has recently acquired a unique and richly decorated copy of a medieval mystery play. We're delighted to tell... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 March 2014

Why This Blog May be Quiet and Why I’ll Likely Miss Kalamazoo

I have quite a bit to post about but am having real trouble finding the time, at least to make the kind of posts I want to make. I have a fair amount to... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 9 March 2014

Building states on the Iberian frontier, I: putting the peasants up front

This is going to be a long and thinky post, and short of illustrations, so let’s have something scenic to start with. This is the mountains of Montserrat... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 9 March 2014

Fish Mass

Livre d’Heures (fragment). Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Ms. 6631, p. 12. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 March 2014

X is for Christopher

Livre d’Heures Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Ms. 1097, fol. 79r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 March 2014

OLD REGIME CHEESE: 1. The lost cheeses of Medieval France

This is the first of two posts on Old Regime cheese. The second is: 2. What, no Camembert? Today, if you go into a French cheese shop, you will see... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 8 March 2014

Vaults and garlands

Heures de Jean de Noville. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Manuscrit 3591, fol. 25v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 March 2014

Dragon D

Heures de Jean de Noville. Livre d’heures enluminé par le Maître des Heures de Jean de Noville à Liège. XVIe siècle, vers 1520-1525. Université... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 March 2014

S with Flowers and flourishes

Lectionnaire à l’usage des Croisiers de Liège exécuté au scriptorium du Couvent des Croisiers de Liège par Jean Hoenreman de Amersfoort vers 1425-1450. Université... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 March 2014

The Books of Remarkable Women

In 2011, when we blogged about the Shaftesbury Psalter (which may have belonged to Adeliza of Louvain; see below), we wrote that medieval manuscripts which... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 8 March 2014

The messy intimacy of writing history

Right now I am sitting in the room my husband and I grandly call an office, which is a dumping ground for clean laundry that needs ironing and paperwork... read more »
From: Meny Snoweballes on 7 March 2014

Medievalism Grad Seminar? Some ideas, ou, épater les racistes

by KARL STEELOngoing and frankly undignified kerfuffle with the Dark Enlightenment/HBD types, well documented in comments to my post below, has inspired... read more »
From: In the Middle on 7 March 2014

Before and after: Rough draft

The artist did an oversize sketch before historiating the J of Jacob: Epistulae canonicae cum glosa. In septem epistulas canonicas, Hieronymi Prologus Source:... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

Calligram Gloss

Exodus cum glosa Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14400, fol. 96r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

Moses off-balance

Deuteronomium cum glossa ordinaria. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 186, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

Medieval Drama Acquired by the British Library

We are extremely pleased to be able to tell you that the British Library has acquired an exceptional manuscript of a medieval drama, made for Philip the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 6 March 2014

Frozen and Free

This week’s poem (scroll down for text and translation) is a medieval version of constraint writing, in which a writer constrains themselves to comply... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 6 March 2014

Jonah’s E-gress

Vetus Testamentum cum glossa ordinaria, pars. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 131, fol. 70v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

Glossa insert marks

Gratianus, Decretum cum glossa. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 14317, fol. 74r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

Split-column Glossa

Leviticus cum glossa ordinaria. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 184, fol. 31r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

John’s Principio

Manuscrits latins. Evangelium secundum Johannem, cum glossa Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, Strasbourg, Ms.0.307, p.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

Apocalypse

Garnerius de Rupeforti, Distinctiones. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 588, fol. 52r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 6 March 2014

Just be Reasonable - Science, Toeing the Line, White Supremacy ... and Robert Henryson

Bruce Nauman, Some Illusions: Videos and Drawingsby KARL STEELMichael Camille prize here. Don't forget to submit!This morning, I got a bug in my ear to... read more »
From: In the Middle on 6 March 2014

15th-century White Vines: Xerses

Marcus Junianus Justinus , Epitome Historiarum philippicarum Pompei Trogi Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 March 2014