Rivaled perhaps only by the medieval knight, horses evoke some of the most familiar images associated with England in the Middle Ages.
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.
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 By Ben Jervis Archaeological Journal, Vol.174:1 (2017) Abstract: Archaeological evidence is…
University of Leicester archaeologists have returned this month to Castle Hill Country Park at Beaumont Leys to continue exploring a large scheduled ancient…
Five new books about the Middle Ages.
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!
It’s back to school, and with these six questions you can figure which famous medieval scholar you should study under!
In light of the similar moral and spiritual content of leprosy and madness as concepts, this comparison indicates that a morally condemned or stigmatized condition was not sufficient to generate persecution, or to produce a persecuted social identity.
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 Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Canada will be hosting the final stop of the North American tour of Vikings: The Exhibition.…
Did you know that the team at Medievalists.net is also involved in two other history magazines?
Here are university and college programs about medieval studies located in the province of Nova Scotia
Fear of the undead is by no means a new sensation to humankind; the Icelanders, for instance, knew it centuries ago.
Dan Jones gives us the scoop on his new Templar book, Knightfall, and what’s next up his sleeve.
The interaction between clerics and warfare was a source of constant tension, debate, and conflict in the Middle Ages.
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!
Five recent books that looks at the first centuries of contact and conflict between the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic world.
The debate concerning the attitude to work of medieval and renaissance merchants has been one of the most intense in twentieth-century historiography.
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 By Marialuisa Caparrini I castelli di Yale online, Vol.5:1 (2017) Abstract: This article aims at…
This study seeks to investigate the medieval thematic in computer gaming and pursue what historical elements that persist through this relatively new medium.