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Archives for August 2009

Young Women in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Young Women in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography By P.J.P. Goldberg Paper given at the International Medieval Congress (2005) Introduction: I need hardly inform this audience that The New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an impressive research tool, especially in its on-line version. Virtually all of the research for the paper that follows was […]

Merchants, ports and hinterlands. The building of sea-port structures in the Early Modern Porto

Merchants, ports and hinterlands. The building of sea-port structures in the Early Modern Porto By Amândio Jorge Morais Barros Revista da Faculdade de Letras, Series 3, Vol.9 (2008) Abstract: Emerging in the Middle Ages, Porto became one of the most important ports of the Iberian Peninsula. The city’s affirmation over the nearby territory was accompanied by the […]

The iconographic evidence for maritime activities in the Middle Ages

The iconographic evidence for maritime activities in the Middle Ages By Joe C. Flatman Current Science, Vol.86:9 (2004) Abstract: The analysis of maritime scenes in medieval illuminated manuscripts has a long established history dating back to the 19th century. Manuscript illuminations have been used in particular to analyse specific details such as shipping and sea life. But […]

Lucca in the Signoria of Paolo Guinigi, 1400-1430

Lucca in the Signoria of Paolo Guinigi, 1400-1430 By Ken Johnson PhD Dissertation, University of North Texas, 2002 Abstract: This study analyzes the once great medieval Tuscan capital of Lucca’s struggle for survival at the beginning of the fifteenth century. This was the age of the rise of regional states in Italy, and the expansionistic […]

Ironclad

Ironclad is a described as a medieval ‘Magnificent Seven’, and an ultra-violent action thriller. Released in 2o11, the film tells the true story of a famous siege in thirteenth century England. The latest trailer for this film: Tags: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog Directed by Jonathan English, it cast includes James Purefoy, Paul Giamatti, Bob Hoskins, […]

The Ottoman influences on Croatia in the second half of the fifteenth century

The article discusses political, social, economic and demographic consequences of the Ottoman attacks on the Croatian territories during the second half of the 15th century.

Phalerae Poetae and the Prophet’s New Words in the Anticlaudianus of Alan of Lille

Phalerae Poetae and the Prophet’s New Words in the Anticlaudianus of Alan of Lille Marshall, L.E. Florilegium, vol.1 (1979) Introduction Autoris mendico stilum falerasque poete, Ne mea segnicie Clio [dejecta] senescat, Ne iaceat calamus scabra rubigine torpens. Scribendi nouitate uetus iuuenescere carta Gaudet, et antiquas cupiens exire latebras Ridet, et in tenui lasciuit harundine musa. […]

Mediaeval Medicine and Arcite’s Love Sickeness

Mediaeval Medicine and Arcite’s Love Sickeness By M. Ciavolella Florilegium, vol. 1 (1979) Introduction: In The Allegory of Love C. S. Lewis, commenting upon the tendency of critics to read their own ideas into the works of Chaucer, wrote: The stupidest contemporary, we many depend upon it, know certain things about Chaucer’s poetry which modern […]

La Devinette Du Bénédicité et Les Distiques du Pseudo-Caton: Observations sur la Parodie Médiévale

La Devinette Du Bénédicité et Les Distiques du Pseudo-Caton: Observations sur la Parodie Médiévale Roy, Bruno Florilegium, vol.1 (1979) Introduction Demande: Pourquoy ne dist on jamais benedicite a la souppe? Response: Pour tante que cieulz qui le diroit, Sa part tandis perdre pourroit; Et on dit d’usage qu’”a la soupe, S’on ne t’appelle, se t’y […]

Charlemagne in Vincent’s Mirror: The Speculum Historiale as a Source of the Old Norse Karlamagnús Saga

Charlemagne in Vincent’s Mirror: The Speculum Historiale as a Source of the Old Norse Karlamagnús Saga Hieatt, Constance B. Florilegium, vol. 1 (1979) Introduction The Old Norse (largely, but not exclusively, Norwegian) translation of the cycle of chansons de geste centering on Charlemagne and Rolan, Karlamagn s Saga, is mostly based on Old French (or […]

The Iconography of the Felix Culpa

The Iconography of the Felix Culpa Haines, Victor Y. Florilegium, vol.1 (1979) Introduction It is still some hours before dawn. In the dark church the congregation assembles for the crowning moment of the Christian year. The Easter liturgy of the mediaeval Church is beginning. In the churchyard outside a small group looks on as a […]

Women and Crime in Later Mediaeval England: An Examination of the Evidence of the Courts of Gaol Delivery, 1388 to 1409

Women and Crime in Later Mediaeval England: An Examination of the Evidence of the Courts of Gaol Delivery, 1388 to 1409 Garay, Kathleen E. Florilegium, vol 1. (1979) Introduction For more than a century now criminologists have been giving some attention to the phenomenon of female involvement in criminal activity. However, the female criminals of […]

Exhuming Trotula, Sapiens Matrona of Salerno

Exhuming Trotula, Sapiens Matrona of Salerno Rowland, Beryl Florilegium, vol. 1 (1979) Introduction In the catalogues of the mediaeval libraries as Canterbury and Dover are entries indicating that the monks once possessed copies of medical treatises attributed to Trotula, wise woman of the Salernitan School. Such works on the diseases of women were popular and […]

The Old English Physiologus and the Homiletic Tradition

The Old English Physiologus and the Homiletic Tradition Letson, D. R. Florilegium, vol. 1 (1979) Introduction In a recent article I outlined in some detail the intimate relationship between the poet and the homilist in late Anglo-Saxon England. In that article I suggested that the Anglo-Saxon Christian poet and homilist shared common attitudes towards form […]

Archdeacon Thomas of Split (1260-1268): A Source of Early Croatian History

Archdeacon Thomas of Split (1260-1268): A Source of Early Croatian History By Mirjana Matjevic Sokol Review of Croatian History Vol.3:1 (2007) Introduction: Thomas, the archdeacon of Split, one of the most interesting figures of medieval Croatia, a participant in many of events in public, political and clerical life in Split from the early to mid-thirteenth century, would […]

Castle for Sale in Ireland

For those interested in buying an Irish castle, we would like to profile a 16th century tower house castle located in Tipperary, Ireland. Killahara Castle has recently been put up for sale by its owners, who have recently done extensive conservation work to restore the castle. First built by the Donagh O’Fogartie in about 1550, the castle […]

Patterns of the Fall: Adam and Eve in the Old English Genesis A

Patterns of the Fall: Adam and Eve in the Old English Genesis A By Larry N. McKill Florilegium, Vol. 14 (1995-6) Introduction: No serious scholar would argue that an Old English poem deserves critical attention simply because it constitutes such a large percentage of the surviving corpus of OE poetry. Nonetheless, I find it curious, at least, […]

Interview with William Ian Miller

William Ian Miller is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, including about human concepts and emotions such as courage and revenge. In 1990 he wrote the groundbreaking book Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland. He has continued his work on […]

Axe of Iron: The Settlers

Axe of Iron: The Settlers By J. A. Hunsinger Vinland Publishing, 2008 ISBN: 978-0-9801601-0-9 Axe of Iron—The Settlers is a tale of survival, strife, love, and the quest for a new home in the face of hostile opposition. Conditions of manifest destiny propel a large contingent of Norse Greenlanders from relative security into an odyssey of […]

Book Review: Axe of Iron: The Settlers

Axe of Iron – The Settlers By J.A. Hunsinger Vinland Publishing, 2008 In his book, Axe of Iron – The Settlers, J.A. Hunsinger provides the reader with an interesting look at life of the Northmen who land and settle in North America in 1008. The story details the adventures, challenges, triumphs and mundane daily rituals of these […]

Dialect in medieval Irish? Evidence from placenames

The question of dialect in medieval Irish (incorporating Old and Middle Irish; c. 600–1200 AD) has received much passing attention but very little direct study.

Late medieval and 16th century urbanization – Stagnation, expansion or both?

Late medieval and 16th century urbanization – Stagnation, expansion or both? By Per Gunnar Sidén Eighth International Conference on Urban History (2006) Abstract: Were the later Middle Ages a period of urban stagnation or expansion in Europe? Lack of aggregated population estimates has made it difficult to reach any consensus among urban historians, while a […]

Medieval Manuscript Reproduction

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