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Plague

« Livre appelé Decameron , aultrement surnommé le Prince Galeot », de « JEHAN BOCCACE », traduction exécutée sur une traduction latine par «... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

Short boat ride

« Livre appelé Decameron , aultrement surnommé le Prince Galeot », de « JEHAN BOCCACE », traduction exécutée sur une traduction latine par «... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

Ki

Chansons françaises, avec musique notée. (Chansonnier dit de Noailles) Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

A Visit to Anglo-Saxon Repton

The sharp spire in the picture above belongs to the church of St Wystan at Repton, in Derbyshire. Repton is a fascinating place, whose early history includes... read more »
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 8 April 2014

Podcast: Magna Carta: what more is there to say?

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From: Magna Carta Research Project on 8 April 2014

G for Gloire

Français 1182 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1182, fol. 6r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

Chessboard battle

Le Roman de Meliadus, par « maistre RUSTICIAN DE PISE ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

Stylized horse

Le Roman de Meliadus, par « maistre RUSTICIAN DE PISE ». Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

Battle shock

Français 2063 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2063, fol. 22r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

Good Knight

Français 2063 Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2063, fol. 1r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 8 April 2014

The Brook Lecture in Middle English

Prof. Andrew James Johnston (Freie Universität, Berlin)Chaucer’s Postcolonial RenaissanceThursday, 1 May, 5.30pm John Rylands Library, Christie Seminar... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 8 April 2014

Fore! The British Library's Golf Book

The 2014 Masters starts at Augusta this week (that's golf for the uninitiated). And what better way to kick things off -- to mangle a sporting analogy... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 8 April 2014

OUT NOW: Hannah Priest (ed.), The Female of the Species: Cultural Constructions of Evil, Women and the Feminine (Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013)

Blurb:From Alien Queens to prostitutes, 'phallic' mothers to child murderers, evil women proliferate across cultural productions that span millennia. This... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 7 April 2014

Orchestra pit

Xenophon, La Retraite des Dix mille, traduction par Claude de Seyssel. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 April 2014

Opiniated snail

Xenophon, La Retraite des Dix mille, traduction par Claude de Seyssel. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 April 2014

Fleurs-de-lys, halbards and headwear

Xenophon, La Retraite des Dix mille, traduction par Claude de Seyssel. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 April 2014

From Psychiatrists to Peter Rabbit

My apologies for not putting up a blog post in quite a while, so I hope you will read this one in its entirety, and if you think someone else should read... read more »

City stroll

« Compillacions de JEHAN DE COERCY » (COURCY). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 698,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 April 2014

Garden stroll

« Compillacions de JEHAN DE COERCY » (COURCY). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 698,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 April 2014

Scenes from the life of Christ

The domestic childhood of Christ. Vie de Jésus-Christ (Manuscrit Wittert 71) Manuscrit exécuté à Cologne ou en Basse-Rhénanie dans la seconde moitié... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 7 April 2014

Gerald of Wales, Part 1: Place in the Topographia Hibernica

Douai Bibliotheque municipale 887, 52vby KARL STEELI had the fortune yesterday to be a keynote speaker at St John's University Graduate English Conference,... read more »
From: In the Middle on 6 April 2014

Seminar CLX: John Blair’s Ford Lectures, III

Poster for John Blair’s Ford Lectures, 2013 Returning to a thread after our short diversion to Lotharingia, the next paper I went to in my massive... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 6 April 2014

The handwriting of an emperor – maybe

Cover of Jordi Camps (ed.), Cataluña en la época carolingia When I started this blog in December 2006, one of the things I set up straight... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 5 April 2014

Beyond the peacocks: what most Medieval eaters actually ate

Imagine you're transported to the twenty-eighth century and your well-meaning temporal host says brightly, “I've prepared some typical dishes from your... read more »
From: Les Leftovers on 5 April 2014

Wonderful L

« Le Champion des Dames, » par « MARTIN LE FRANC, prevost de l’église de Lausane. » (1440). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 April 2014

The God of Love

« Le Champion des Dames, » par « MARTIN LE FRANC, prevost de l’église de Lausane. » (1440). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 April 2014

Canonball impact

« Le Champion des Dames, » par « MARTIN LE FRANC, prevost de l’église de Lausane. » (1440). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 April 2014

Champion Cadels

« Le Champion des Dames, » par « MARTIN LE FRANC, prevost de l’église de Lausane. » (1440). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 5 April 2014

Royal Manuscripts Follow-on Project - Completed!

The Royal Manuscripts project team are pleased to announce that with the publication of 1000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts, edited by Kathleen Doyle... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 5 April 2014

Dr. Vasileios Syros - April 24

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event sponsored by GW's Department of History. "Delegation of Authority in Medieval and Early Modern... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 4 April 2014

Derrick Higginbotham - April 8

Please join us for Derrick Higginbotham's upcoming paper at GW.    "On Wasting Wealth:  Conceptions of Consumption on Early Modern... read more »
From: GW MEMSI on 4 April 2014

“There’s a map for that!” Visualizing the Medieval World

By Jenneka Janzen Generally, a map is a visual illustration of an area, a means to symbolically represent spatial relationships between objects, regions,... read more »
From: medievalfragments on 4 April 2014

Seminar CLIX: lords in the middle

One of the many notable things about being in the thick of the Oxford academic environment for that while that I was was the very large number of very... read more »
From: A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe on 4 April 2014

Trompe-l’oeil scroll borders

This Book of Hours from the University Library in Liège has a unique stylistic feature. In addition to rich marginal decorations and colorful initials,... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2014

Masked dog, hobby horse, hybrid and an angry snail

Here are some amusing figures in the margins of a Book of Hours from the University Library in Liège. Livre d’heures (Manuscrit Wittert 15) Livre d’heures... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2014

The Life of an Object (Digital Curation Project)

by J J CohenI have the pleasure this semester of teaching a survey of medieval literature filled to the brim with second semester seniors. They are a savvy... read more »
From: In the Middle on 3 April 2014

CFP: 'To Die Would be an Awfully Big Adventure': The Glory and the Gore of Death and Horror Through the Ages

Bangor University, UKFriday 6 June 2014Abstracts are now being invited for the 10th annual Medievalism Transformed conference at Bangor University, a one-day... read more »
From: She-Wolf on 3 April 2014

In Memoriam

At our AGM on 20th February, the committee asked members to remember colleagues that have passed away this year.Gale Owen-Crocker spoke of economic historian... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 3 April 2014

CFP: 'To Die Would be an Awfully Big Adventure': The Glory and the Gore of Death and Horror Through the Ages

Bangor University, UKFriday 6 June 2014Abstracts are now being invited for the 10th annual Medievalism Transformed conference at Bangor University, a one-day... read more »
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 3 April 2014

Imbecile Ingenuity?

Last week’s poem was able to mean two opposite things by encoding two different readings within one stanza.  This week’s choice (scroll down for text... read more »
From: Stylisticienne on 3 April 2014

Yet another fool

Livre d’heures de Jean de Lannoy (Manuscrit Wittert 14), Université de Liège, Bibliothèque. Ms. W.14, fol. 23v. Livre d’heures en latin avec calendrier... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 3 April 2014

Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau talk about historical fiction

Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau, two of the leading medieval novelists, had the chance to meet up in New York City and have a conversation about writing... read more »
From: Medieval News on 3 April 2014

Stuck in Limbo: Dante's Purgatorio

As was the case for the souls condemned to Hell in Dante’s Inferno (described in our previous post No Rest for the Wicked), the punishment for those... read more »
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 3 April 2014

Robes of the Annunciation

Evangelia quattuor [Evangiles dits de Chartres] (1r-178r). — Capitulare evangeliorum (178v-188v). Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 April 2014

Big and small

Matfré Ermengau , Breviari d’amor et Lettre à sa soeur ; Chansonnier occitan , dit [ chansonnier α ] Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale... read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 2 April 2014

Rest in Peace, Jacques Le Goff

Through works like The Birth of Europe and Medieval Civilization, groundbreaking historian Jacques Le Goff helped us all understand that the Middle Ages... read more »
From: Medieval History on 2 April 2014

Crime Fictions: Premodern/Modern

This fall at UVa I’ll be teaching a senior seminar called “Crime Fictions: Premodern/Modern.” The class will explore the literature... read more »
From: Burnable Books on 2 April 2014

The Minstrel’s Tale: Making Music for The Canterbury Tales

‘Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote… Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages’ So... read more »
From: Dr Sarah Peverley on 2 April 2014

Maken Melodye: #whanthataprilleday

by Mary Kate HurleyAs you have no doubt noticed, the twitterverse and blogosphere are both alive with melodye today.  Following Geoffrey Chaucer's... read more »
From: In the Middle on 1 April 2014

H with knots and leaves

Homiliarium, pars hiemalis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 3777, fol. 41r. read more »
From: Manuscript Art on 1 April 2014