My research was actually to do with the study of interior lighting in Circassian Mamluk religious architecture.
Four videos from the project Restoring Lost Songs: Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, which attempts to reconstruct the medieval songs included in Boethius’ De consolatione philosophiae.
The actual history of West Africa however could not be more divergent from occidental myths in fact West Africa was a region in motion politically, socially, culturally and perpetually so during the Common Era, if not before.
Three videos that detail the changing borders in Iberia during the medieval period.
Ten battles from the Middle Ages that would make a significant and lasting impact.
Have you wondered what would would you be if you lived in the Middle Ages? Would you spend your days walking about the royal gardens, or sweating at the stable?
First digital map of the murders recorded by the city’s Coroner in early 1300s shows Cheapside and Cornhill were homicide ‘hot spots’, and Sundays held the highest risk of violent death for medieval Londoners.
Why did King Richard decide to abandon his attempt to liberate Jerusalem in 1192?
When trying to understand acts of violence in the Middle Ages, historians often have to turn to government records. Here are five official accounts of murders that took place in the city of Oxford at turn of the 14th century.
The present article examines the functions, personnel, reputation and effectiveness of notaries in the service of fifteenth-century Lucca following the restoration of liberty.
The papal narrative undermines the usual assumptions about the so-called Byzantine Reconquest and the Roman perception, if not the reality, of the degree to which ‘Byzantine rule’ was exercised in Italy between the middle of the sixth and first half of the eighth century.
In the medieval world it was rare for a woman to hold power. It seems incredible to read the story of Raziya of Delhi, not only because she was chosen to lead a realm, but the way she fought to keep it.
Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield have uncovered a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery.
An international team of archaeologists has revealed new insights into the history of Rome following years of work under the Archbasilica of St John Lateran in Rome.
Looking for the perfect medieval book? Here are five offerings for you to consider.
The longhouses built in the Norse world were more than just simple structures that served as places of shelter. In many ways they had a life of their own.
After spending years studying hundreds of fragments and then using both cutting-edge technology and ancient craft techniques, two reconstructions have been made of the magnificent helmet contained within the Staffordshire Hoard.
We shall discover that, across the centuries, medieval people speak to us about the permanent things, the things that matter: faith, hope, and love.
“The medieval city? Ha! Bulldozed—it doesn’t exist.”
There are tens of thousands of people who want to recreate the Middle Ages “as they ought to have been.” But what is the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and what is its future?
What was childhood like in the Middle Ages?
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This study argues, first, that women did have the capacity in the Middle Ages to engage in combat and, second, that the men who wrote about female warriors, both in historical chronicles and in romance, viewed the women with nuance and complexity that often manifested as open admiration
With dozens of adaptations of the medieval tale of Robin Hood in film, could this latest one offer viewers something new? More importantly, is it any good?