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Archives for August 2013

Teaching the Crusades in a World Literature Survey Course Using Interactive Media: An Overview

The Crusades are such a rich source of literary and historical documents that it can be difficult to decide how to focus an abbreviated lesson in an undergraduate survey course.

For the Glory of England: The Changing Nature of Kingship in Fourteenth Century England

Over the course of the fourteenth century, a new image of kingship emerged; a strong king was one who led his subjects on and off the battlefield, and balanced royal authority with guidance from Parliament.

Medieval Jokes

Did medieval people tell jokes? Read some of the funny tales from the Facetiae, a 15th century bestseller.

Conference on Medieval Archaeology

Conference taking place on October 5, 2013, at State University of Cortland, Cortland, New York

New book pinpoints the site of the Battle of Bosworth

Bosworth 1485: A Battlefield Rediscovered, co-authored by Dr Foard and the historian Anne Curry, they describe the background to the battle and the archaeological project to find out where it was actually fought.

The Engineering Beauty of the Trebuchet

Trebuchets were used to break through castle walls from about 850-1350 C.E. Dead livestock or giant rocks were the usual ammunition, but sometimes prisoners of war or especially annoying people were added to the flying debris.

Castle for Sale in France: Chateau de Malvaux

Chateau de Malvaux, which was built between the 12th to 14th centuries, is located in the heart of France about 300 kilometres south of Paris.

The White Queen over after one season

The War of the Roses era television series The White Queen will not have a second season, with some observers confused on whether or not the show was cancelled or was meant to last for just ten episodes.

When Latin gets sick: mocking medical language in macaronic poetry

Since, at the time of the rise of macaronic poetry, Latin was the language of learn- ing, including medicine, it is expected that an analysis of the Latin in macaronic poetry and its interaction with other linguistic varieties in the same, can reveal changes in the relative social position of various groups.

Western relation with Ethiopia during the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

By Hailu Kifle-Egzi

Bernard of Clairvaux’s Writings on Violence and the Sacred

A man sworn to earthly nonviolence, poverty and obedience, he was the product of a knightly family; he envisioned himself and his monastic brethren as spiritual soldiers on the front lines of a cosmic war. Bernard explored themes of spiritual and earthly violence throughout his many compositions…

King Harald Sigurdsson of Norway in History and Legend

Yet behind the legend we find that Harald is a much more complex figure than Adam of Bremen would have you believe. The most extraordinary episodes in Harald’s life were in fact historical, and can be discerned from the tales that have come down to us if only we are willing to tease out the facts from the corpus of myth surrounding him.

The Clerical Wife: Medieval Perceptions of Women During the Eleventh‐ and Twelfth‐Century Church Reforms

To those who promoted the agendas of the eleventh and twelfth century church reforms the cleric’s wife embodied those things which inhibited the process of man reaching the holy: lust, defilement, worldliness, and temptation.

Medieval Studies programs in the United States

Here is a list of medieval studies programs available in the United States, state by state.

Medieval Studies in New Mexico

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in state of New Mexico

Medieval Studies in Wisconsin

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in state of Wisconsin

Medieval Studies in West Virginia

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in state of West Virginia

Medieval Studies in Washington D.C.

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in Washington D.C.

Medieval Studies in Washington

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the state of Washington

Medieval Studies in Virginia

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the state of Virginia

Medieval Studies in Vermont

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the state of Vermont

Medieval Studies in Utah

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the state of Utah

Medieval Studies in Texas

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the state of Texas

Medieval Studies in Tennessee

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the state of Tennessee

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