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Sun, Moon, Stars

« Le livre des hystoires du miroer du monde » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 9686,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014

Couverture fleur-de-lysée

Original de l’inventaire des bagues et pierreries de la couronne, fait par ordre de Charles IX, le 20 avril 1571, par CLAUDE MARCEL, prévôt des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 15 April 2014

The Next Giant List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks

It's that time of year again, friends - when we inflict our quarterly massive list of manuscript hyperlinks upon an unsuspecting public. As always, this... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 15 April 2014

And now for something completely different…click on my picture to watch the video…

Something a little different this week. A Vlog filmed at Flint Castle. If you think you can help me fund my research. Visit my page at: http://www.gofundme.com/medievalgardensandparks (And... read more »

Lion rampant parti-colored

« Recueil de tous les chevaliers de l’ordre du Saint Esprit, depuis l’institution jusques en la presente année mil six cens trente un, avec... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2014

Baroque colors

« Recueil de tous les chevaliers de l’ordre du Saint Esprit, depuis l’institution jusques en la presente année mil six cens trente un, avec... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2014

Capital punishments

Capital mistakes: Not I E S S, but I C C S « Stile du droit françois », divisé en quarante titres. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2014

Musical Peacock hybrid

« Stile du droit françois », divisé en quarante titres. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 14 April 2014

More #shakeass14

by J J CohenSteve Mentz blogs.Rob Wakeman Storifies. read more »
From: In the Middle on 14 April 2014

On His Majesty’s Secret Service: Henry V’s Spy and Scottish Independence

One of the highlights of being a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker this year has been making a short film with BBC Arts. The film offers a little taste... read more »
From: Dr Sarah Peverley on 14 April 2014

SAA 2014

awkward group perambulationby J J Cohen[support BABEL and read Karl on Gerald before glancing at this]Just back from the Shakespeare Association of... read more »
From: In the Middle on 13 April 2014

Road Hazards

Vies de Pompée, de Cicéron et de Scipion l’Africain [par Plutarque ], « translatées de latin en françoys par Symon Bourgouyn », d’après... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Knight in shining armor

« Advis directif pour faire le passaige d’oultre mer, » composé en 1332 par le dominicain BROCARD l’Allemand, traduit en français, en... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Table of Contents

« Livre de la chasse, que fist le conte [GASTON] PHEBUS de Foys et seigneur de Beart » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Renart on the Wheel of Fortune

« Li Brance de Renart ke JAKEMARS GIELLEE, de Lisle, traita », ou Roman de Renart le nouvel Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Renart Siege

« Li Brance de Renart ke JAKEMARS GIELLEE, de Lisle, traita », ou Roman de Renart le nouvel Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Gerald of Wales, Part 2: Flesh in the Topographia Hibernica

 BN Latin 4846 and a nicely placed PLACUITby KARL STEELFirst of all, please read, if you haven't already, the Babel fundraising pitch below,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 12 April 2014

Hincmar and the 'Dark Ages'

I've written nothing on this blog for months because I've been busy with several different projects. One is a long paper on 'canon law' which I gave at... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 12 April 2014

Stumbling through history towards beer

This is one of several posts on drink in the Middle Ages. The others are: Beyond wine, water and beer: what else they drank in Medieval France The great... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 12 April 2014

Father Time

Français 1358 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1358, fol. 1v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Washing of the feet

« Les quinze Oroisons saincte Brigide, translatéez de latin en françoiz, et les heures Nostre Dame de Pitié ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Reims Cathedral

Detailed drawings of the Reims Cathedral (16th century). The structural floor plan: « Recherches de plusieurs singularités, par Françoys MERLIN, controlleur... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Cartouche de cuir avec masques

« Recherches de plusieurs singularités, par Françoys MERLIN, controlleur général de la maison de feu madame Marie-Élizabeth, fille unique de feu... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

Bernard de Ventadour

Chansonnier provençal [Chansonnier K]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 12473, fol. 15v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 12 April 2014

A Pilgrimage to Crowland

Today is the feast of the Anglo-Saxon hermit St Guthlac- in fact it's the 1300th anniversary of his death in 714 - and in his honour I thought I'd post... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 11 April 2014

What does a medieval literature scholar see in 'Game of Thrones?'

From PBS Newshour: Brantley Bryant, associate professor of medieval literature at Sonoma State University, shares what he sees of The Canterbury Tales,... read more »
From: Medieval News on 11 April 2014

O Fortuna!

« Des Remedes de fortune » [de PETRARQUE]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 225, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 11 April 2014

Les 5 morts

« Des Remedes de fortune » [de PETRARQUE]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 225, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 11 April 2014

Crossbows and pansies

« Des Remedes de fortune » [de PETRARQUE]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 225, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 11 April 2014

Prosperity and the black cape

« Des Remedes de fortune » [de PETRARQUE]. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 225, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 11 April 2014

Prisoners in a gilded cage

Guiron le Courtois. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 350, fol. 260r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 11 April 2014

On a Roll

Harley Roll Y 6 – the Guthlac Roll – has been fully digitised, and a new catalogue description and high-resolution images are now available on Digitised... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 11 April 2014

Contemplative anchored to the Well of Hope

« Le Livre du Jardin de contemplation », par « maistre JEHAN HENRY, chantre de l’eglise de Paris ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

Talking ‘Troilus’

Pity our poor Finalists!  Our third-year English Literature and Language students, sitting their Finals in a few weeks, have a two-hour Middle English... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 10 April 2014

La Chasse au cerf

Chansonnier et mélanges littéraires: Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 25566, fol. 220v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

St. Brendan

Chansonnier et mélanges littéraires: Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bestiary by Richard de Fournival. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

Twang!

Chansonnier et mélanges littéraires: Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bestiary by Richard de Fournival. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

Robins m’aime, Robins m’a

Chansonnier et mélanges littéraires: Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 25566, fol. 39r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

The Red Sea

Flavius Josèphe,Les Antiquités judaïques Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Français 247, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

Ship rigging

Manuel de pilotage, à l’usage des pilotes bretons, par G. Brouscon Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

The Navigator

« Les premieres Euvres de JACQUES DEVAULX , pillote en la marine » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

Phases of the Moon

« Les premieres Euvres de JACQUES DEVAULX , pillote en la marine » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

Strapped L with hybrids

« Les premieres Euvres de JACQUES DEVAULX , pillote en la marine » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 10 April 2014

My Kingdom for a Horse

Recently we had an enquiry about an unusual image that appears in the Rochester Bestiary. This famous English book of beasts, which dates to the mid-13th... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 April 2014

News Bits

This week, just a few stories about sunken ships, found communities, and the return of what was lost. These Viking artefacts and logboats have been... read more »
From: Medieval History on 9 April 2014

On Behalf of BABEL: Please Donate to Our Spring 2014 Fundraising Campaign

by EILEEN JOY* * PLEASE Contribute to BABEL's Spring 2014 Fundraising Campaign HERE * * You might think, and some days it's true, that the BABEL Working... read more »
From: In the Middle on 9 April 2014

Contrived Words: How do We Forge Signatures?

Perhaps one of the most interesting practical applications of an understanding of handwriting processes is in the world of forensic handwriting analysis.... read more »
From: The Scribe Unbound on 9 April 2014

Woven gold C

« Les premieres Euvres de JACQUES DEVAULX , pillote en la marine » Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen in 80s Sci Fi and Fantasy films

The influence of Fritz Lang’s 1924 silent classic Die Nibelungen can be seen in the style and design of many Sci Fi and Fantasy films of the 80s from... read more »
From: tolde by the weye on 8 April 2014

Christine’s study

Français 1177 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1177, fol. 3v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014