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11th-Century White Vines: Moses

Johannes Cassianus, De institutis coenobiorum et de octo principalium vitiorum remediis, , lib. III-X, fragmenta; Collationes Patrum , Lib. I, 11-IV,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 March 2014

White vines with gold trim

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 4 March 2014

Seminar CLV: an uncertain number of Vikings in a boat (at Ardnamurchan)

As I work through this backlog of seminar reports I do begin to realise that maybe one reason I seemed to get less done in Oxford than I have done since... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 4 March 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Biennial Michael Camille Essay Prize [postmedieval]

by EILEEN JOYAs was noted by Arnold Van Gennep, one of the first anthropologists of the edge, "the attributes of liminality are necessarily ambiguous since... read more »
From: In the Middle on 4 March 2014

Mardi Gras Play

Le jeu du prince des sotz et mère Sotte , joué aux halles de Paris, le mardy gras, l’an mil cinq cens et unze Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 4 March 2014

5 Corrigenda on half page

Raymond de Pennafort, Summa de casibus poenitentialibus libri IV, cum glossis Joannis de Friburgo. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Manuscrit 137,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 4 March 2014

The Brazen Serpent

Evangéliaire d’Averbode. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Manuscrit 363, fol. 86r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 4 March 2014

Gideon’s Fleece and the Burning Bush

Evangéliaire d’Averbode. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Manuscrit 363, fol. 16v. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 4 March 2014

Guess the Manuscript XII

It's been a while since we've offered up another installment in our award-winning Guess the Manuscript series. So long, in fact, that the origin of the... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 4 March 2014

Texte sous rature

Mélanges. I Traités de CICÉRON sur la Vieillesse et sur l’Amitié, traduits en français par Laurent DE PREMIERFAIT, pour Louis, duc de Bourbon... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 March 2014

Aristotle’s Problems

Problèmes d’ARISTOTE, traduits par ÉVRART DE CONTI. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAF... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 March 2014

So much Drama! The Dark Ages Again

In another discussion about the "dark ages" and why the Renaissance is better and is in fact a "rebirth" of classical art and literature,... read more »
From: The Ruminate on 3 March 2014

Crossbow bolt in mid-air

The blunt-tipped bolt is headed toward an unsuspecting bird. Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Manuscrit 431, fol. 112v. Psautier dit de Lambert le... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 March 2014

Law is what you make it: fixing documents in Catalonia in the year 1000 or long before

One of the things that marked Catalonia under Carolingian rule out from the rest of Charlemagne’s Empire was its continuing adherence to and use... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 2 March 2014

Alleluia

Université de Liège. Bibliothèque, Manuscrit 24, fol. 2v. Missel et vespéral. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 March 2014

Hybrid Hunt

It’s really worth it to right-click > View Image to see all the great detail in this one. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 111, fol.... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 March 2014

Seminar CLIV: John Blair’s Ford Lectures I

Turning to the pile of unreported seminars, lectures and so on that I have for you leaves me keenly aware of how far behind I am but also of how much I... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 2 March 2014

The doctor's blancmange: Medieval recipes from medical texts

If you are unfamiliar with Medieval food, you may only know blancmange as a sweet pudding. But it began its life in the West as something like a stew,... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 1 March 2014