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Archives for June 2009

A medieval woodland manor: Hanley Castle, Worcestershire

A medieval woodland manor: Hanley Castle, Worcestershire By James Patrick Toomey Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham (1997) Abstract: A woodland manor in the west of Worcestershire, Hanley was held by the Crown from 1075, and then by wealthy magnates from 1217. The Anglo-Saxon landscape, in spite of considerable woodland, gave scope for the farming communities […]

The idea of paradigm in church history: the notion of papal monarchy in the thirteenth century, from Innocent III to Boniface VIII

The idea of paradigm in church history: the notion of papal monarchy in the thirteenth century, from Innocent III to Boniface VIII By Matthew Edward Harris M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham (2008) Abstract: The hierocratic theory of papal monarchy is said by some modern historians to have been systematic in character and the dominant way […]

Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages By Rees Davies, edited by Brendan Smith Oxford University Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-19-954291-8 It is well known that political, economic, and social power in the British Isles in the Middle Ages lay in the hands of a small group of domini-lords. In his […]

Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East By Michael Decker Oxford University Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-19-956528-3 This book explores the agrarian landscape and economy of the eastern Mediterranean from modern Israel to Turkey. This region experienced a surge in population between the fifth and sixth centuries AD that raised […]

Parks in Medieval England

Parks in Medieval England By S.A. Mileson Oxford University Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-19-956567-2 Parks were prominent and, indeed, controversial features of the medieval countryside, but they have been unevenly studied and remain only partly understood. Stephen Mileson provides the first full-length study of the subject, examining parks across the country and throughout the Middle Ages […]

Theodore Balsamon’s Canonical Images of Women

Theodore Balsamon’s Canonical Images of Women Viscuso, Patrick Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, articles (2004 – 2008) Abstract The jurist Balsamon, in the course of his legal strictures on women who are mentruating, exhibits some detailed knowledge of anatomical and erotic literature and of unorthodox sexual practices.  CANON LAW often contains legal stipulations limiting the […]

The Marian Relics at Constantinople

The Marian Relics at Constantinople Wortley, John Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, articles (2004 – 2008) Abstract A reassessment of the literary evidence serves to clarify the location and the dating of the several relics of Mary preserved in Constantinople, especially the icon Hodegetria and articles of her clothing. CONSTANTINOPLE in its hey-day housed many […]

Scholiasts and Commentators

Scholiasts and Commentators Wilson, Nigel Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, articles (2004 – 2008) Abstract The diversity and the weaknesses and value of the ancient commentaries can be illustrated through various examples, which show their evolution across antiquity and the middle ages. DR JOHNSON’S DEFINITION of the lexicographer as a harmless drudge is well known. […]

The Fulcum, the Late Roman and Byzantine Testudo: the Germanization of Roman Infantry Tactics?

The Fulcum, the Late Roman and Byzantine Testudo: the Germanization of Roman Infantry Tactics? Rance, Philip Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, articles online (2004-2008) Abstract The tactic of forming a shield-wall, although called by the Germanic name fulcum first in Maurice’s Strategicon in the sixth century, has a long history of use by the Roman […]

Guide to Medieval Lincoln

One of England’s oldest towns, Lincoln has a very interesting medieval history. This guide will point some of the historic sites in Lincoln and describe the role of the town in the Middle Ages. The origins of Lincoln go back to the 1st century BC, when a Celtic settlement existed on the site, which is […]

A Reconstruction of the Flora and Vegetation in the Central Area of Early Medieval Kiev, Ukraine, Based on the Results of Palynological Investigations

A Reconstruction of the Flora and Vegetation in the Central Area of Early Medieval Kiev, Ukraine, Based on the Results of Palynological Investigations By Lyudmila G. Bezusko, Timur V. Bezusko, and Sergei L. Mosyakin Urban Habitats, Vol.1:1 (2003) Abstract: This paper provides a partial reconstruction of the main features of the flora and vegetation of […]

Millennialism and Jubilee Tradition in Early Rus’ History and Historiography

Millennialism and Jubilee Tradition in Early Rus’ History and Historiography By Aleksej Gippius Ruthenica, Vol.2 (2003) Synopsis: Shows that from the time of the conversion of Rus’ to Christianity, jubliee played a significant role in the ecclesiastical and cultural life of East Slavic society as a concept of chronology. Click here to read/download this article […]

The Ljudota Sword? An Episode of Contacts Between Britain and Scandinavia in the Late Viking Age

At the end of the 19th century, a sword dating from the Late Viking Age was found near Hvoshcheve village in Ukraine.

Medieval Kiev from the Perspective of an Archaeological Study of the Podil District

Medieval Kiev from the Perspective of an Archaeological Study of the Podil District By Mykhailo Sahaydak Ruthenica, Vol. 4 (2005) Introduction: Archaeological commentary on the early history of medieval Kiev has long attracted scholars’ attention. Regular large-scale excavations, which opened new pages of the city’s history, have contributed much to this. The 1970s and 1980s […]

The Annals of St. Bertin (839) and Chacanus of the Rhos

The Annals of St. Ber tin (839) and Chacanus of the Rhos By Ildar Garipzanov Ruthenica, Vol. 5 (2006) Introduction: In 839, an embassy from Emperor Theophilus arrived in the court of Louis the Pious at Ingelheim, accompanied by some men who claimed that they belonged to the people called Rhos (qui se, id est […]

Dynastic Burials in Kiev before 1240

Dynastic Burials in Kiev before 1240 By Martin Dimnik Ruthenica, Vol. 7 (2008) Introduction: Around 880 Prince Oleg proclaimed Kiev to be the ‘mother of all Rus’ towns’. The descendants of Ryurik, the alleged progenitor of the dynasty of Rus’, became its rulers. It served as their capital and, for a number of them, also as […]

The Kiev Psalter of 1397: An Analysis

The Kiev Psalter of 1397: An Analysis By Nadezhda Toranova and Erin-Lee McGuire Published online (2003) Introduction: The Kiev Psalter, also called the Spyridon Psalter is unique. It is the only preserved Slavonic manuscript of its kind dating to the period before the fifteenth century. It is also anachronistic, produced in 1397 but illustrated in a style […]

Water in the Landscape of a Town using the example of Gdansk and the Gdansk Conurbation

Water in the Landscape of a Town using the example of Gdansk and the Gdansk Conurbation By Hanna Sienkowska Hydrological Processes and Water Management in Urban Areas: Proceedings of the Duisberg Symposium, April 1988 (1989) Abstract: The landscape of a town is the result of its location and its historical development. Water, together with buildings and vegetation, formed […]

In Our Time

One of the best radio programs for history lovers, In Our Time runs every Thursday at 9:00 am and 9:30 pm.  The show deals with a wide variety of topics related to history, from the battle of Thermopylae to the Spanish Civil War.  Other episodes deal with topics related to literature, philosophy, religion and science.  Programs […]

The Middle Ages on BBC Radio

BBC Radio is considered to be one of the best English-language broadcasters in the world.  From comprehensive news to drama, sports and music, the BBC offers a wealth of resources to listen to, including archived programs.  Shows that deal with history, including the Middle Ages, involve leading scholars and interesting debates. Here are a list […]

The Rise And Fall of Markets in Southeast England

The Rise And Fall of Markets in Southeast England By Mate Mavis Canadian Journal of History, Vol.31:2 (1996) Abstract: This article discusses the rise and fall of markets in southeast England — the counties of Kent, Surrey, and Sussex. A number of markets that were licensed do not appear to have actually come into being. […]

The Mobilization of Labour in the Milling Industry of Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-century England

The Mobilization of Labour in the Milling Industry of Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-century England By John Langdon Canadian Journal of History, Vol.31:2 (1996) Abstract: The recourse to wage labour has traditionally been seen by historians as a second-rate option for medieval people, where access to land remained the key factor for ensuring their survival. Yet, […]

Market Towns and the Countryside in Late Medieval England

The shape of hinterlands was influenced by a number of geographical and economic factors. Analysis of debts and records of trade contacts allows us to define the urban hierarchy and the extent of competition between towns.

Price-Setting in English Borough Markets, 1349-1500

This paper will argue that prices of grain and fish, at least, were not in fact fixed by free bargaining between buyers and sellers in medieval English markets. Bargaining may have been standard practice in livestock markets and in some others the evidence remains dark. But in most food markets people who tried to bargain risked a fine.

Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages

Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages By Leigh Ann Craig Brill, 2009 ISBN: 9789004174269 This book explores women’s experiences of pilgrimage in Latin Christendom between 1300 and 1500 C.E. Later medieval authors harbored grave doubts about women’s mobility; literary images of mobile women commonly accused them of lust, pride, […]

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