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New Medieval Books: People and Places

Five books published in 2017 that could be on the shelf of any medievalist.

5 stunning Scottish castles you can only reach by boat

Standing as lone sentinels on lochs or islands these ancestral homes have stood for hundreds of years, with their location making them difficult to reach.

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!

Medieval Warfare and Ancient History magazines

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

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.

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.

What Religious Order Would You Belong To If You Lived In The Medieval Times?

Benedictines, Dominicans, Templars, Franciscans and more – have fun with this quiz!

New Medieval Books: From Glass to Illuminations

Five more medieval books to read and reflect on.

An Ethiopian Monk And A Dominican Friar Walk Into A Bar

In 1237, during the brief sequel of Latin rule, one Ethiopian monk decided to work this system to his—and his kingdom’s—advantage.

The Medieval Magazine (Volume 3, No. 14) : Historic Selfies!

In this issue: Historic selfies with the medieval kings of France, and in Renaissance coins, the Anglo-Saxon fenlands, and how DNA research on chickens is linked to medieval diet and fasting traditions. We visit Anne Boleyn’s childhood home and look at the Holy Spirit in female form.

New Medieval Books: From Venice to Valhalla

Five new books about the Middle Ages that should be on your picnic table.

Fake Medieval Proverbs (from the Middle Ages)

Jane la Sauvage said, if someone sees a wolf before the wolf sees them, it will have no power to do any harm. And likewise from the person to the wolf.

New Medieval Books: Exploring the medieval world

Five new books that take you around the medieval world.

Medieval Fitness Tips

Need advice on keeping fit and how to exercise? Cait Stevenson tells us how it was done in the 15th century.

Book Review: The Mortecarni

Are you a horror fan looking for something different to shake up your reading list? Kelly Evans might have just what you’re looking for in her latest novel, ‘The Mortecarni’, a medieval zombie mash up set around the time of the Black Death.

The Walk to Canossa: The Tale of an Emperor and a Pope

Ever since it happened people have been debating what took place at Canossa. Some have called it a brilliant masterstroke by Emperor Henry IV, while others have termed it his humiliation.

The Medieval Magazine (Volume 3, No. 13) : Vikings!

In this issue: Vikings, zombies, medieval music, stew, and celebrating 600 years of London’s history.

New Medieval Books: Iceland

Five new books for those interested in the sagas and society of Iceland during the Middle Ages.

The Cadaver Synod: Low Point in the History of the Papacy

The notorious Cadaver Synod, when one Pope put on trial the corpse of one of his predecessors. Perhaps the lowest point in the history of the Papacy, the story of this trial is as murky as it is strange.

Stay in a Medieval Castle in Ireland!

Are you a history lover looking for a unique experience? Become an authentic medieval “overknighter” at The Black Castle

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