This talk looks at the extent of geographic and cartographic knowledge of the world that existed in medieval China.
A lack of red meat on the medieval table meant the diners were having a humble meal, and fish was a convenient substitute protein.
This week’s five books takes you from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.
The Old English Cold Water Ordeals, which prescribe how an accused person was to be immersed in water and required to ‘prove’ his or her innocence by being accepted by the water, by sinking rather than floating, are very strange documents from the perspective of modern readers.
How did medieval people read signs of emotions in faces?
Venomous creatures and their poisons loom large in the medieval medical European imagination.
My aim in this study is to focus on queenship, particularly the formative years before 1509 when she was learning to be a queen.
Timothy Venning explores their mentality and reveals the dramatic careers both of those who prospered from their loyalty to the king and those whose power was gained by treachery – from the Norman Conquest to the beginnings of the Tudor dynasty.
Susan Signe Morrison’s book, “A Medieval Woman’s Companion” brings the contributions of medieval women, famous and obscure, to the forefront in this fantastic introductory text.
Netflix has announced that it will be creating a Korean television series that will be mixing the Middle Ages with zombies! Kingdom is going to be an eight-episode series directed by Kim Seong-hun and written by Kim Eun-hee.
In this post, author Conor Byrne discusses the rule of two medieval queens: Anne of Bohemia and Philippa of Hainault.
Here are ten medieval women whose fascinating contributions deserve more recognition.
In medieval Italy, the nature and capabilities of women were being debated by both women and men, who fell on both sides of the argument. One voice among those was Laura Cereta’s.
It is undeniable that the Macclesfield Psalter is virtually unrivalled for its lavish illustrations. The gilded representations of structural, organic and allegorical elements are alluring and were certainly significant for the medieval recipients. Despite its beauty and rare pigments it was not just a work of art to simply gaze upon.
Medieval monks worked long hours in silence copying and illustrating manuscripts. But what happened when their minds began to wander?
From an interdisciplinary array of scholars, a consensus has emerged: invariably, epidemics in past times provoked class hatred, blamed the ‘other’, and victimized the victims of epidemic diseases.
A thousand years ago, for reasons we will never know, the residents of a tiny farmstead on the coast of central Norway filled an old well with dirt.
Doctors were around in the Middle Ages too, and according to one twelfth-century writer, many of them were failing their patients.
This week’s five new books goes into politics, making art and one of the greatest knights of the Middle Ages.
Since at least the sixteenth century most historians have believed that the longbow significantly changed English strategy and tactics in the later Middle Ages.
This article attempts to reconstruct some of Rodulf’s life and deeds.
One area which historians of marriage have chosen to focus on in particular as a measure of love within marriage is spousal abuse. Two approaches have been employed in this respect.
It was not uncommon at the end of the Middle Ages to live up to sixty or seventy years, to know one’s grandchildren and be a part of their lives.