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Bins, Books and Bodian (Preaching): Ælfric and Christmas

For reformed Anglo-Saxon monks, the year began with Advent and Christmas. The Nativity, from the Benedictional of St Æthelwold, England, c. 963-984, Add MS 49598, f. 15v. Although Easter was considered...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 22 Dec 2015

Medieval Festive Survival Guide

To help you negotiate the festive season, medieval writers, illustrators, and patrons had some useful tips… 1. Ensure the prompt delivery of your Christmas greetings by hiring a messenger. Detail of...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Dec 2015

The Anglo-Saxon O Antiphons: O Jerusalem, Vision of Peace

The Virgin and Child (BL Add. 34890, f. 115, 11th century, England) The last week of Advent is the season of the 'O Antiphons'. These texts, used at Vespers in the days before Christmas, have an enduring...
From: A Clerk of Oxford on 18 Dec 2015

You want nicknames? We got nicknames!

In dictionary entries, we sort our citations by modern day country borders (because trying to ascertain which country certain towns were in at which period is quite a bit of work — especially when...

Nicknames: Some general remarks

The category “nicknames” covers a multitude of types of names, so in this post we’ll outline the scope of this month’s topic and define some terminology. Nicknames can either be...

Word of the Month: Lit

The recent windy Welsh weather has certainly made staying in bed an attractive proposition this week! That got us wondering about what the Anglo-Norman Dictionary could tell us about where people slept...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Nov 2015

What if Shakespeare DID write Old English?

Whenever I tell people I study and teach Old English, they react by feeding me their favourite lines of Shakespeare, noting that it is very difficult indeed: “Is this a dagger I see before me? Alas,...
From: Dutch Anglo-Saxonist on 26 Nov 2015

New to the Treasures Gallery

As frequent visitors to the British Library will know, we regularly make changes to the items displayed to the public in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery, also known as our Treasures Gallery. We are pleased...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 Nov 2015

Anglo-Saxon Digitisation Project Now Underway

The British Library possesses the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts in the world. Many of these manuscripts are already available via our Digitised Manuscripts website, and we are delighted...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 19 Nov 2015

Word of the Month: Horsemanship - The Anglo-Norman Horse (part 2)

(Tristan and Yseult in Roman du Chevalier by Gassien de Poitiers, 15th Century) Tristran i fet Ysod mener <1140>E par la raigne la senestre.Caerdins li chevauche a destreE vount d’envoisures...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Oct 2015

Color names: Blue and Purple

We’re combining blue and purple into one post because of the difficulty there can be in knowing just how to classify one interim term that gave rise to a number of different names: violet! Violet...

The Unicorn Lives On

On 20 September of this year our eagle-eyed friend and former colleague Dr Alixe Bovey drew our attention to that day’s edition of The Sunday Times. In that issue was an article about the latest work...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 14 Oct 2015

Erasmus Manuscript Saved for the Nation

We are delighted to announce that the British Library has acquired a unique manuscript containing the earliest known translation into English of any work by the great humanist scholar and reformer, Desiderius...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Sep 2015

Word of the Month: Predire

Do you ever wish you had a way to see into the future, to see how events might play out? The editors at the AND would certainly love to have this ability! As evidenced by a numerous medieval writings,...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 25 Sep 2015

Every day is Christmas when you’re an onomast

Sometimes, when I stop and think about the scale of our undertaking, it can seem a bit daunting. EVERY name from EVERY European document for more than 1000 years? 1000 editorial assistants working 1000...

CFP: Method and the Middle English Text

by JONATHAN HSY[Happy first day of classes to those of you who are starting a new term today! Check out Karl's SMALL THINGS syllabus.]Quick note to ITM readers: I've updated my grand collation of...
From: In the Middle on 31 Aug 2015

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