This paper appraises place pilgrimage to Jerusalem in two late-medieval English texts: The Itineraries of William Wey and The Book of Margery Kempe.
This article aims to describe the world of physician officers during the Joseon Dynasty.
What were the most popular names for boys in England during the 16th century?
What were the most popular names for girls in England during the 16th century?
From the ‘chicken or egg’ question to age of a mouse, some of the riddles from England’s oldest joke book.
Skriðuklaustur monastery was the youngest of nine cloisters operated in Iceland during the Catholic period of the Middle Ages.
Why did science and natural philosophy suffer such disparate fates in the two great civilizations of Christendom and Islam?
This paper describes a unique case of snow consumption by the Byzantine Emperor Theophilus (829-842 AD), who according to the narrations of the historians and chroniclers of those times was an ice eater, developing a pathologic craving for iced water and snow.
This paper explores how tales of difficult births found in medieval miracle narratives can contribute to our understanding of the experience of pregnancy and childbirth in twelfth-century England.
Of the bells that survive, the oldest may be in St. Chad’s Church in Claughton in Lancashire.
What happens when the mental health of a medieval King of Norway declines and falls into madness? The story of Sigurðr the Crusader, who reigned for over 25 years, reveals a fascinating account of mental illness from the 12th century.
Among the activities of doctors in the courts, one in particular stood out: the examination of wounds.
Just like modern medicine, nursing also uses the Hippocratic Medical heritage as its base and therefore Hippocrates could be seen as a ‘ shared forefather’ for health care professionals.
This article takes issue with the deterministic conclusions of a recent study by three scientists who investigated the effects of wearing armour on soldier exhaustion during the battle of Agincourt.
For our fortieth issue we focus on medieval medicine, with a feature article on how a 13th century surgeon treated brain injuries, and what Isidore of Seville wrote about medicine in the 7th century
A look at author Emily Murdoch’s book, Conquests, from her series, ‘Conquered Hearts’
Read about malaria in the early medieval west, the music hidden in a 13th century text, the environmental impact of crusading, a project to examine early Irish texts and about a crowdfunding effort to raise €25,000 to restore a medieval prayer book.
Danielle Trynoski takes a look at two new exhibitions at the Getty Centre – Eat, Drink, and Be Merry and The Edible Monument – with curators Christine Sciacca and Marcia Reed
The University of Basel and Future Learn have teamed up to offer a seven week free online course that will teach the history of musical notation in the Middle Ages, and show you how to decode medieval music manuscripts.
Anne Curry talks about the myths and history of the Battle of Agincourt