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Archives for September 2017

Horses for work and horses for war: the divergent horse market in late medieval England

Rivaled perhaps only by the medieval knight, horses evoke some of the most familiar images associated with England in the Middle Ages.

An Assessment of the ‘Sweating Sickness’ Affecting England During the Tudor Dynasty

This strange disease, known variously as “sweating sickness,” Sudor anglicus, or simply the “Sweat” occurred almost exclusively in England and only during the first half of the Tudor dynasty, seemingly vanishing in 1551.

‘Greek fire’ revisited: current and recent research

The first point to make is that it seems now widely agreed that liquid fire was, in fact, a petroleum-based weapon, and had no connection whatsoever with explosive materials or mixtures,

Decline or Transformation? Archaeology and the Late Medieval ‘Urban Decline’ in Southern England

Decline or Transformation? Archaeology and the Late Medieval ‘Urban Decline’ in Southern England By Ben Jervis Archaeological Journal, Vol.174:1 (2017) Abstract: Archaeological evidence is used to examine how urban life changed in the later medieval towns of Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire in southern England, in light of ongoing debates about the existence of a fifteenth-century urban […]

Archaeologists explore medieval manor linked with the Knights Hospitallers

University of Leicester archaeologists have returned this month to Castle Hill Country Park at Beaumont Leys to continue exploring a large scheduled ancient monument, Castle Hill, believed to be the remains of a medieval manorial site linked with the Knights Hospitallers. Last year, a two-week community dig on the site uncovered well-preserved medieval archaeology dating […]

New Medieval Books: From England’s King (without a kingdom) to the Byzantine Astronomer

Five new books about the Middle Ages.

The Medieval Magazine: (Volume 3: No. 15): Issue 98: Welcome Autumn!

Welcome to Autumn! We look at leprosy, travel in the Middle Ages, visit a monastery set in stone, and Sudeley Castle, examine Joan of Arc, and more in this first fall issue!

Which medieval scholar would you study under?

It’s back to school, and with these six questions you can figure which famous medieval scholar you should study under!

Ascending the Steps to Hliðskjálf: The Cult of Óðinn in Early Scandinavian Aristocracy

This thesis is a study of the cult of Óðinn as it seems to have evolved within the newly emerging warrior-based aristocracy of southern Scandinavia during the centuries prior to the Viking Age.

The Vikings are coming to Toronto

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Canada will be hosting the final stop of the North American tour of Vikings: The Exhibition. Beginning on November 4th, it draws on current archaeological scholarship and research, offering a fresh perspective on the Viking age that challenges some of the commonly held myths and perceptions about the […]

Medieval Warfare and Ancient History magazines

Did you know that the team at Medievalists.net is also involved in two other history magazines?

Medieval Studies in Nova Scotia

Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the province of Nova Scotia

Old Norse White Walkers?

Fear of the undead is by no means a new sensation to humankind; the Icelanders, for instance, knew it centuries ago.

The Rise and Spectacular Fall of the Templars: An Interview with Dan Jones

Dan Jones gives us the scoop on his new Templar book, Knightfall, and what’s next up his sleeve.

“A New kind of monster … part-monk, part-knight”: the paradox of clerical militarism in the Middle Ages

The interaction between clerics and warfare was a source of constant tension, debate, and conflict in the Middle Ages.

Book Tour: The House of Beaufort by Nathen Amin

We’re excited to host Nathen Amin’s book tour today on Medievalists.net. We’re pleased to feature an excerpt for you to enjoy before you get your hands on this fascinating book!

New Medieval Books: Byzantium and the Islamic World

Five recent books that looks at the first centuries of contact and conflict between the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic world.

Merchants’ attitudes to work in the Barcelona of the later Middle Ages

The debate concerning the attitude to work of medieval and renaissance merchants has been one of the most intense in twentieth-century historiography.

Conceptualizing Labor in the Middle Ages

From the mid-fourteenth to the end o f the fifteenth century, work arguably shaped social identity to a much greater extent than in either earlier or later times.

Medical and Dietetic References in Medieval German Cookbooks

Medical and Dietetic References in Medieval German Cookbooks By Marialuisa Caparrini I castelli di Yale online, Vol.5:1 (2017) Abstract: This article aims at describing the various types of medical remarks which are included in late medieval German cookbooks. The examples show that these suggestions, generally very short, reflect the common medical theories on nutrition and […]

The quest for medievalism in ‘The Witcher 3’

This study seeks to investigate the medieval thematic in computer gaming and pursue what historical elements that persist through this relatively new medium.

Beyond the Medieval military revolution: Robert Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, and the wars of England 1298–1369

Beyond the Medieval military revolution: Robert Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, and the wars of England 1298–1369 By Daniel Franke PhD Dissertation, University of Rochester, 2014 Abstract: In the last twenty-five years, a formidable body of scholarship has emerged that argues that a military revolution in occurred in England during the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). […]

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