Gargoyles in its most technical term refer to waterspouts projecting from the roof of the Cathedrals.
On January 1, 1091, an army of the dead came to Normandy. For one priest, it would be a night that he would never forget.
Galileo would have dearly loved to explain to his examiners how his observations made belief in the Copernican system more intellectually respectable even though he had no irrefutable proof of the Earth’s motion, but this was an opportunity he never got.
The Death Penalty and war have long been linked as practices that present special problems for any professedly Christian ethic.
Muslim-Christian theological synthesis, beginning in the Umayyad period and culminating in eleventh century Fatimid Egypt, will be explored through the particular lens of Coptic-Christian clerical and lay efforts to appropriate the Arabic cultural language as a means of religious survival and dialogue with Muslim apologists.
The people from Bad Lip Reading have created a very funny (if at times incomprehensible) video from Game of Thrones.
It was not until the late eighteenth century that rules for succession to the English throne were written.
If the Medieval Dead could speak, what would they tell us?
What set the trends for medieval shoe styles? The Politics, power, economics and climate behind medieval shoes.
Barbarians and Literature – Viking Metal and its Links to Old Norse Mythology By Imke von Helden The Metal Void: First Gatherings, edited by Niall W.…
Although now in ruins, this 15th century tower house located in the Scottish borderlands was once an impressive home.
Eleven shiploads of German crusaders from the cities of Lübeck and Bremen departed the Holy Roman Empire in 1189CE, part of Frederick Barbarossa’s crusader army destined for the Holy Land via England, Portugal, and the Mediterranean polities.
The prophesy that King Arthur will return has come true. This legendary icon of Western civilization lives again in the popular culture novels of contemporary and futuristic literature.
Pope Francis made the surprising announcement last week that Angela da Foligno, an Italian Franciscan and mystic, has been named a saint.
Medieval holy women were revered for their power and efforts, by both their communities and the Church. However, what are contemporary women to make of these female saints?
‘There is no doubt in my mind that we are looking at a major, unstudied settlement.’
The Royal Ontario Museum will be hosting the exhibition ‘The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors’ beginning on March 8, 2014.
As the most pivotal and traumatic event in English history, the Norman Conquest continues to generate controversy and debate, especially among those who know little about it or enjoy passing judgement on the past.
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England By Marc Morris Pegasus Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-60598-451-3 Publisher’s Description: An…
Beyond the decision to keep what Christians call the Old Testament, probably the only positive Christian contribution to Jewish-Christian relations from the patristic era was Augustine’s ‘witness doctrine.’
Special presentation at the 2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies
By approximately 930, the Jewish family of Hasdai son of Joseph ibn Shaprut had moved from their hometown of Jaen to the Muslim capital of Cordova,
This leads us to our primary question: did Melisende rule as a political entity during this time?
People in the Middle Ages, just like today, could imagine a very strange monster!
Over the centuries many authors have attempted to re‐write or adapt the work of Geoffrey Chaucer, including John Dryden, Alexander Pope, and William Wordsworth. This trend has continued into the 21st century, as Chaucer has been reaffirmed as an English literary icon