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Archives for April 2009

Articles and Theses posted in April 2009

Here is the list of articles and theses posted to Medievalists.net in April 2009   A Fresh Look at Bulgaria under Tsar Peter (927-69) Church and State in the Kingdom of Cilician Armenia, 1198-1375 The Armenian and Byzantine Foundations of the Concept of Jihad Japan’s relations with the Asian Continent and the Korean Peninsula (Before 950 […]

What to Know When Buying a Castle

Here is some tips for those interested in purchasing a castle property:   1) Research the Castle’s History – Consult the local history and archaeological societies to learn as much as you can about the history of the castle   2) Check with the local government for information on property taxes, the supply of services […]

Monasticism and medicine: Gendered activities in healing practices, 500-1100

Monasticism and medicine: Gendered activities in healing practices, 500-1100 By Lori Ann Woods MA Thesis: University of Calgary, 1998 Introduction: In the late thirteenth century, the faculty of medicine at the University of Paris endeavoured to regulate medical practice in the city and its suburbs. The first extant medical legislation (1271) prohibited surgeons, apothecaries and […]

The Earthquakes of the XIV and XV Centuries in Catalonia

The Earthquakes of the XIV and XV Centuries in Catalonia By Carme Olivera, Esther Redondo, Jerome Lambert, Antoni Riera, and Antoni Roca First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2006) Abstract: In 1985 the Geological Survey of Catalonia started a project to compile a comprehensive catalogue of seimic activity in Catalonia in order to […]

Foreign Merchants in Medieval Barcelona

Foreign Merchants in Medieval Barcelona By Guillem d’Efak Fullana Ferré, Alberto Ribas Casasayas, Núria Sauri Sanchez and Máxim Serranos Soler La ville en Europe (1998) Introduction: The period between the 13th and 15th century saw the Mediterranean expansion of the Kingdom of Catalonia-Aragon, a period the beginning of which may be dated from the death […]

The World of the Medieval Shipmaster: Law, Business and the Sea, c.1350-c.1450

The World of the Medieval Shipmaster: Law, Business and the Sea, c.1350-c.1450 By Robin Ward Boydell & Brewer, 2009 ISBN: 9781843834557 Despite a background of war, piracy, depopulation, bullion shortages, adverse political decisions, legal uncertainties and deteriorating weather conditions, between the mid-fourteenth and the mid-fifteenth centuries the English merchant shipping industry thrived. New markets were […]

Aladdin’s Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World

Aladdin’s Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World By John Freely Alfred Knopf, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-307-26534-0 Aladdin’s Lamp is the fascinating story of how ancient Greek philosophy and science began in the sixth century B.C. and, during the next millennium, spread across the Greco-Roman world, producing the remarkable discoveries and theories […]

The Mongol Transformation: From the Steppe to Eurasian Empire

This paper discusses the rise of the Mongol Empire in its Inner Asian context, looking for evolutionary versus revolutionary features of the Mongol imperial enterprise.

Essence of Mongol-Christian Diplomacy in the 13th Century

Essence of Mongol-Christian Diplomacy in the 13th Century By Martin Hall Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA’s 50th Annual Convention: “Exploring the Past, Anticipating the Future” (2009) Introduction: The ambition of this chapter is modest. In our book Essence of Diplomacy Christer and I drew on a huge array of historical examples in […]

Castles for Sale in Scotland

Here are a series of news articles detailing castles for sale in Scotland Monarch of the Glen’ foreigners queue up to buy a Scottish castle By Derek Watson 9 March 2009 The Daily Express The credit crunch has led to a surge in foreign buyers wanting to snap up Scottish castles. A weak pound and […]

The origin of the European “Medieval Warm Period”

The origin of the European “Medieval Warm Period” By H. Goosse et al. Climate of the Past, Vol.2:2 (2006) Abstract: Proxy records and results of a three dimensional climate model show that European summer temperatures roughly a millennium ago were comparable to those of the last 25 years of the 20th century, supporting the existence of a […]

A Medieval Trade Entrepot at Khor Rori? The Study of the Islamic Ceramics from Al-Hamr Al-Sharqiya

A Medieval Trade Entrepot at Khor Rori? The Study of the Islamic Ceramics from Al-Hamr Al-Sharqiya By Rougelle Axelle Khor Rori Report Vol.2 (2007)  Abstract: In the course of the excavations at Khor Rori in Dhofar, ancient Sumhuram, the Italian Mission to Oman directed by A. Avanzini opened some soundings in a small site located on […]

Yemeni ‘Oceanic Policy’ at the end of the 13th century

Yemeni ‘Oceanic Policy’ at the end of the 13th century By Eric Vallett Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies (2005) Abstract: This paper is based on a new published collection of archives, Nûr al-ma’ârif fî nuzûm wa-qawânîn wa-a’râf al-Yaman fî al-‘ahd al-muzaffarî al-wârif (edited by M. Jâzim, French Centre for Archaeology and Social Sciences in […]

Uses and Values of the Term Kurd in Arabic Medieval Literary Sources

Uses and Values of the Term Kurd in Arabic Medieval Literary Sources By Boris James Paper presented at the American University of Beirut, Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (2006) Abstract: In the study of the Kurdish group in Arabic medieval sources one is easily confused in considering the use made of the word “Kurd” […]

The tribal territory of the Kurds through Arabic medieval historiography

The tribal territory of the Kurds through Arabic medieval historiography By Boris James Before Nationalism : Land and Loyalty in the Middle East, (2007) Abstract: Since the very early stages of Arabic historiography in the ninth century, the Kurds have been mentioned by several authors. According to the texts, these populations, described as being fierce and […]

Deplatonising the Celestial Hierarchy. Peter John Olivi’s interpretation of the Pseudo-Dionysius

Deplatonising the Celestial Hierarchy. Peter John Olivi’s interpretation of the Pseudo-Dionysius By Sylvain Piron Angels in Medieval Philosophy Inquiry. Their Function and Significance, edited by Isabel Iribarren and Martin Lenz (2008) Abstract: A major question underlies any discussion of angels in medieval theology : should the intellectual substances of Greek philosophy be identified with Biblical angels ? […]

Dispelling mathematical doubts. Assessing the mathematical correctness of algorithms in Bhâskara’s commentary on the mathematical chapter of the Âryabhatîya

Dispelling mathematical doubts. Assessing the mathematical correctness of algorithms in Bhâskara’s commentary on the mathematical chapter of the Âryabhatîya By Agathe Keller Published Online (2008) Abstract:  In the mathematical chapter of the Âryabhatîya, a Sanskrit astronomical treatise of the fifth century, Bhâskara (629 ad) established procedures for checking the computational accuracy and logical consistency of […]

The Restoration of Beaufort Castle (South Lebanon): A 3D Restitution according to Historical Documentation

The Restoration of Beaufort Castle (South Lebanon): A 3D Restitution according to Historical Documentation By Pierre Grussenmeyer and Jean Yasmine XIXth CIPA International Symposium (2003) Abstract: This paper presents the contribution of photogrammetry within the framework of the documentation of the Beaufort castle (South Lebanon), also called Qalaat el-Chaqif (12-17th century). After the withdrawal of the Israeli […]

The Doctrine of Signatures in the Medieval and Ottoman Levant

The Doctrine of Signatures in the Medieval and Ottoman Levant By Efriam Lev Vesalius, Vol.8:1 ( 2002) Abstract: This study traces the use of the Doctrine of Signatures among medieval and Ottoman physicians and its subsequent appearance in the pharmacological literature of the Levant. Close examination of the historical sources of the Levant seems to support […]

Castle for Sale

Looking for real Castles for Sale? We list castles that have recently been put on the market, including medieval fortresses from France, Italy, Ireland and other places in Europe

The plans of medieval Polish towns

The plans of medieval Polish towns By Marke Koter and Mariusz Kulesza Urban Morphology, Vol. 3:2 (1999) Abstract: The origins of Polish towns can be traced to the beginning of the Polish state.  Most of them were founded before charters existed, in the period between the end of the tenth centruy and the beginning of […]

Beyond Historical Accuracy: A Postmodern View of Movies and Medievalism

The treatment of medieval or medieval-inspired films by academic medievalists is often apathetic in nature, or explicitly contemptuous. Some dismiss films as Hollywood fluff, while others, who may enjoy them on the surface, are highly critical of what the movies get wrong.

Paschal dating in Pictland: Abbot Ceolfrid’s letter to King Nechtan

Paschal dating in Pictland: Abbot Ceolfrid’s letter to King Nechtan By Julianna Grigg Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, Vol. 2 (2006) Abstract: The letter from Abbot Ceolfrid of Wearmouth-Jarrow to Nechtan mac Der-Ilei, King of the Picts (Naiton rex Pictorum), is included in one of the longest chapters of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis […]

The political function of ‘early Christian’ inscriptions in Wales

The political function of ‘early Christian’ inscriptions in Wales By Hilbert Chiu Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, Vol. 2 (2006) Abstract: Over 50 inscribed stones, dating from the early fifth to the late sixth century, survive in north-west Wales. In contrast to other British inscriptions of the period, these inscriptions exhibit a surprising […]

The political and ecclesiastical extent of Scottish Dalriada

The political and ecclesiastical extent of Scottish Dalriada By Pamela O’Neill Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association, Vol. 1 (2005) Abstract: The Irish settlement of Dalriada on the west coast and islands of Scotland was formed sometime around the fifth century. It continued to exist as a distinct entity until at least the ninth […]

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