How can misogyny, or any such unabashed and unrepentant diatribe against women, be part of a genre which is largely considered to be comic?
How does one put a price on the priceless? What is the cost of protecting and preserving this multitude of homes, castles, industrial buildings and urban social history and, more importantly, is it sustainable?
Injured British soldiers have helped uncover the remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon female in an excavation project to preserve the remains of a burial site on Salisbury Plain.
These Hospitaller brothers had sisters. The first known sister was Adelaide, who became a female Hospitaller during a chapter meeting of the Hospitallers of Saint-Gilles and Trinquetaille in 1146.
Black Death bills itself as a “Journey into Hell” and the film does a good job of portraying a dark and fearful world, where death is omnipresent.
‘Asthma occurs when it is hot, and on examination the lungs are distended, a pathognomonic sign.’ – Ibn Tufayl
Very often historians of historiography refer to the nineteenth century as a period when the ‘professional historian ’ came into existence or when a ‘process of professionalization ’ changed the historical discipline.
The corporeal expression of anger has long carried deep cultural values. This was especially true in the Middle Ages, when anger was understood and valued through the physiognomy of the human body.
One of the most important historical works of the 12th-century, the Kaiserchronik, will be the focus of a £1 million project to create a new landmark new edition.
The aim of the forthcoming campaign is to uncover more secrets dating to the period when Christianity was first established amongst the pagan Anglo-Saxons of Kent.
‘Imaginary’ or ‘Real’ Moneys of Account in Medieval Europe? An Econometric Analysis of the Basle Pound, 1365–1429 By Ernst Juerg Weber Explorations in…
Reading textiles from medieval Norse society supplements written sources and also provides insight into the voice of the individual who created these textiles.
Graeco-Roman domestic sexuality rested on a triad: the wife, the concubine and the courtesan.
Art from Venice and Ravenna in north-east Italy and the Topkapı Museum in Instanbul, Turkey, offers keys to understanding several questions of Medieval ship-loading practices in the Mediterranean, including cargo loading, and where the war-horse entered his Crusader’s ship.
This thesis will examine and compare how excommunication and interdict augmented papal power during the reigns of Gregory VII and Innocent III.
The following article examines the ‘fate’ of the Efrenciyan or foreign residents of the city of Trabzon following the Ottoman conquest of the city in 1461.
In medieval Ireland a system known as coe provided such a facility. This was a legal obligation to provide ‘winter hospitality for [a] lord’, but it also applied to high-ranking clerics, doctors and judges.
Malory’s Morte Darthur, as Caxton entitled it in his print of 1485, is well known and widely admired. This paper will try to relate it to an important part of its literary and cultural background, the fifteenth-century ‘literature of knighthood’ or ‘literature of nobility’, which is not well known and not admired at all.
If the Chronicle is where the Anglo-Saxons told themselves their own story from the beginning, in the history of Chronicle scholarship Anglo-Saxonists can find the story of themselves.
The study of Muslim women’s property rights is idiosyncratic, for two reasons.
The figure of Melchizedek, ‘king of Salem’ and ‘priest of God Most High’,was less prominently featured in political writings than Saul, David, Solo-mon, and other biblical rulers.
Did witches once soar through the night sky on broomsticks? Or were they hallucinating after eating or touching certain plants? Angelika Börsch-Haubold explains how modern pharmacology helps us to understand the action of many toxic plants – some of which are still used in medicine.
The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries are usually given short shrift by historians of education, who tend to celebrate
the twelfth and fifteenth centuries as eras of immensely significant theoretical and practical innovation in education and ignore the interval between.
An examination of the literacy habits of the Lollards, a heretical sect of the Middle Ages, will, I hope, provide a needed historical context for our concern today with literacy, technology, and responsibility.