Perhaps the greatest pleasure of translating the Aenigmata came from the fact that doing the work well required a scavenger hunt through Anglo-Saxon life—from history to medicine to food and many other arcane topics.
Beyond its incredible, stunning pictures, Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders by Sherry C.M. Lindquist and Asa Simon Mittman, explores the medieval love of monsters in all their glory and complexity in a book that transcends its purpose as an accompaniment to an exhibit – it’s a book in which to lose yourself in your love of medieval manuscripts.
Read an excerpt from Glass Island, a debut novel by Gareth Griffith, set in 6th century Britain.
Five books that might belong on your bookshelf…
Cambridge University Press has come out with its major new survey of Irish history. Known as The Cambridge History of Ireland, this four-volume work tracks the island from the year 600 AD to the present-day.
Here’s a round-up of new books that have landed on my desk that I thought are definitely worth checking out.
Read on to find out more about the book, amazing women in history, and Elizabeth’s connection to the royal wedding.
Looking for something medieval to read? Here are five new books about the Middle Ages to check out…
In preparation for summer reading, Natalie Anderson shares some of her favourite works of medieval historical fiction.
In Medieval Bodies, art historian Jack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves.
Five of the latest publications about the medieval world.
Five recently publishing books covering the Middle Ages – taking you from Ireland to Germany and from Sicily to Norway.
Five new books taking you throughout the medieval world.
Five recently published books about medieval music.
Here are five (plus one) new books about Anglo-Saxon England.
Celebrating the New Year by taking a look at these five new books on the Middle Ages.
Five new books, spanning from Egypt at the beginning of the Middle Ages, to Italy at the end.
From battles and wars to manuscripts and castles, here are five medieval books to explore.
Five new books to take you on a journey back into the Middle Ages.
Five new books about the Middle Ages, going from Anglo-Saxon England to Fatimid Egypt.
Five new books that look at the man who was the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.
This November, Medievalists.net is pleased to feature Sharon Connolly’s book tour for Heroines of the Medieval World. The book shares the stories of women, famous, infamous, and unknown, who shaped the course of medieval history.
A rallying cry for scholars in general to harness the power of public platforms to better society.