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A Field Guide to Wodewoses

It’s #WodewoseWednesday, people. You might not know what a wodewose is, but you surely should. They are mythical forest creatures that are guaranteed to improve your midweek. I would describe myself...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 Sep 2016

Snakes, Mandrakes and Centaurs: Medieval Herbal Now Online

Cannabis can be used to treat swollen breasts. The urine of a child has wrinkle-busting properties. Fern, mixed with wine, is a good treatment for wounds. (Sounds promising, although I might go easy on...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 Sep 2016

Deviant Bodies and Animalized Humans

by KARL STEELHere's a post from my own website that I shared only through the In the Middle Facebook interface, thinking that it wouldn't draw much attention, and should therefore be left off ITM, which...
From: In the Middle on 29 Aug 2016

Monster Monday

You may have noticed the recent trend for naming days on Twitter. We've had #WorldElephantDay, #InternationalDogDay and even #nationalburgerday (seriously, who makes this stuff up?!). So, without more...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Aug 2016

An Anglo-Saxon Anecdote: The Battle of the Birds, 671

Alfred and the cakes, Cnut and the waves, and Eadmer the flying monk: Anglo-Saxon history is full of anecdotes. On this blog I will regularly highlight some amusing and/or remarkable episodes from early...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 26 Aug 2016

Caption Competition 6

It's time to get your thinking caps on again. Can you think of a witty caption for the image below, taken from one of the magnificent medieval manuscripts in the British Library's collections, the incomparable...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 30 Jul 2016

"The Brutal Middle Ages" and other smug modern errors

Still from Marketa Lazarová.by KARL STEELThere's a big blog post about to spring up here tomorrow, so I'm squeezing in to beat the crowds. Once you read that, obviously, those of you lucky...
From: In the Middle on 1 Jul 2016

Margery Kempe's Vegetarianism: Part II

by KARL STEELPart I is here; Part II is here; and now, finally, in as good a state as I can get it now, Part III.Last week, one of our medieval colleagues gently expressed some incredulity when I said...
From: In the Middle on 19 Jun 2016

Margery Kempe's Vegetarianism: Part I

by KARL STEELFirst, thank you Jeffrey for yesterday's post ("For Friends.") If you haven't yet, I would ask that you read this article by Mariella Mosthof, this one by Justin Torres, this one by Najva...
From: In the Middle on 14 Jun 2016

NO FILTER: Suffering, Finitude, and other supposed truths about animals

by KARL STEELThree times (!) in the last week, I've had people raise their eyebrows at me when I said I recently missed a deadline. Let me assure you that this isn't my first time at the tardy rodeo. This...
From: In the Middle on 8 Jun 2016

Animals, Gesture, and Communication Despite it All

by KARL STEELIt's the week before Kalamazoo, so of course I've just drafted my New Chaucer Society Paper.Yeah. So, as I'm in Berlin, I'll simply wave fondly at Kalamazoo from a distance, and as I have...
From: In the Middle on 4 May 2016

Medieval Muteness

by KARL STEELFirst, congrats Jeffrey on your excellent review, cited below. And second, GOOD LUCK to all prepping for Kalamazoo: may your papers cohere easily, and may you be grabbed and whirled by fun.Schöneberger...
From: In the Middle on 25 Apr 2016

What's With Medieval Tombs? Part 18: Animals on Tombs (1)

  Animals have a lively history in medieval art, depicted naturalistically, stylistically and in ways that seem quite nonsensical. As with most things in medieval depictions, the meaning of animals...
From: Dianne's Medieval Writing on 17 Apr 2016

Feral Founders, make way for Feral Foundlings

Jusepe de Ribera, Adoration of the Shepherds (1650)by KARL STEEL“The more strange it was to read in a previously-mentioned article by Huxley the following paraphrase of a well-known sentence of Rousseau:...
From: In the Middle on 30 Mar 2016

Updated List of Digitised Manuscripts’ Hyperlinks

What are these Easter bunnies (or hares) hurrying towards? Detail of hares, from Roman de la Rose, France, c. 1325-1375, Add MS 31840, f. 3 An updated list of all the early and medieval manuscripts digitised...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 Mar 2016

Purity is a Proud Toad's Game, a Fable from Jacques de Vitry

La Fontaine, Book I, Fable 3. Chauveau illustrations, 1668.by KARL STEELWhile doing some philological noodling with the word "fabulous" (because what else does one do on sabbatical?), I found, in...
From: In the Middle on 18 Feb 2016

The Illustrated Guide to Medieval Love, Part II

Walking down your local high street over the past few weeks, you might have noticed some peculiar changes. Card shops have transformed into love-heart themed grottos filled with fluffy bears and pink gift...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 Feb 2016

Medieval Library Rules

Today is National Libraries Day. Here's a guide to proper behaviour in the library. Rule No. 1: No Pets Please do not bring your pets to the library. That includes pet rabbits and tame doves. St Gregory...

New Arrivals for the New Year on Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

A new year brings a new update to the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts – a host of new images and new manuscripts are now available online. As many users of this catalogue will know, it complements...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Jan 2016

Until We Meet Again

As my time here in the British Library ticks away, I have very much to be grateful for. It has been a massive privilege and pleasure to work with my marvellous colleagues in the Ancient, Medieval and Early...

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