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Half Full, Half Empty: The Peculiar Medieval Page

Margins are both a universal and remarkable feature of books. From the very earliest specimens produced two millennia ago, to the... read more »
From: medievalbooks on 5 June 2015

Reading the biblical Apocalypse in the work of Julian of Norwich and William Langland

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chaldron_st_peter_%26_st_paul_112_crop_2.jpg One area within medieval studies in which there is widespread scholarly... read more »

Blade of gold

Francisci Philelphi Sfortiados libri octo, carmine heroïco. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 June 2015

Transwomen, class and feminist solidarity

I started this blog just over ten years ago by talking about a feminist article I’d read. So it seems appropriate to celebrate the anniversary by... read more »
From: Magistra et Mater on 4 June 2015

Guest Blog 6: Pat May - Born under the stairs...

This week is national volunteers week. There's no getting away from it. It's been splashed all over the place. If you have managed to miss this fact...... read more »

Charles Burney and his Manuscript Collection

In the first of an occasional series, we take a look at an important named collection of manuscripts at the British Library. One of the most significant... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 4 June 2015

Bede, Misdirection, and the Synod of Whitby

The Synod of Whitby in 664 witnessed one of the most famous cultural clashes of the early Middle Ages. Bede gives one long and detailed account of what... read more »
From: merovingianworld on 3 June 2015

Of "Lithic Coils" and "Petric Pregnancies" - _Stone; an Ecology of the Inhuman_ by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Fossils in Viollet-le-Duc'sgargoyles of N-D ParisI've just closed the pages of Stone, an Ecology of the Inhuman, a book written (given, it feels) by Jeffrey... read more »
From: Medieval Meets World on 3 June 2015

Marie de France and Chaucerian Narrative

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ellesmere_Chaucer#/media/File:Chaucer_ellesmere.jpg My first experience of reading medieval literature, unsurprisingly,... read more »

When a Blog Goes Insane

OK, there’s something strange going on. Today, and the day ain’t done, I have 674 page views on my blog. Of those, 552 are to my post on whether... read more »
From: Medieval History Geek on 2 June 2015

The Trial of Sir Thomas More

What does Magna Carta have to do with the English Reformation? Answer: lots. Magna Carta’s first clause claiming that ‘the English Church is to be... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 2 June 2015

Only a mother could love

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1171, fol. 56r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 June 2015

Legend of St. Genevieve

Horae ad usum romanum. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 1171, fol. 90v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 June 2015