Ten videos posted in the last month on Youtube for the medievalist’s viewing pleasure!
Where did “get medieval on your ass” come from?
The A.V. Club’s Kory Stamper reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. In this edition, Kory tells us about the origins of the phrase “get medieval on your ass,” first made popular by Pulp Fiction.
From Plainly Difficult – Why is there pictures of rabbits dismembering people in medieval manuscripts?
Three (Not Four) Medieval Jokes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Professor Awesome – otherwise known as Richard Scott Nokes – looks at references to medieval literature that you might have missed in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Medieval Treasures at Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral is the custodian of two extensive and internationally important collections: the Cathedral Library and the Cathedral Archive. Both collections date back to the medieval period and contain thousands of books and original documents.
10 Bizarre Medieval Creatures
A quick look at the Parandrus, the Yale, and eight more creatures.
What is the Poetic Edda?
Jackson Crawford introduces the Poetic (or Elder) Edda, the most important surviving source of Norse mythology, and the difference between it and Snorri Sturluson’s Prose (or Younger) Edda.
MS Ashmole 399
From Thinking 3D, a brief tour of MS. Ashmole 399 (Bodleian Libraries, Oxford); a 13th century anatomical manuscript produced in England with six full-figure diagrams.
Russian Knight Fighting League Analysis
A commentator takes a look at a fight that’s a cross of mixed-martial arts and medieval fighting.
Romanesque Illumination workshop
Tania Crossingham showcases her student’s work from a three0day Romanesque Illumination workshop held in Brisbane, Australia.
The Medieval Review discusses the validity of using the term “Sword Breaker”.
RENAISSANCE experience at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig
This German museum shows off their new interactive exhibition.