What is the reason why more and more people participate in these events: historical curiosity, cultural immersion, entertainment, or all three of them?
Looking to get some culinary expertise from the Middle Ages? Try these four recipes from the fifteenth-century.
I will argue that the use of this kind of vocabulary during the Schism may have facilitated a slip into the rhetoric of tyrannicide, and may have incited it. I will suggest that the climate and rhetori of the Schism may have led John the Fearless to rationalize tyrannicide against his cousin, Louis of Orléans.
Episode 4 of The Medieval Podcast – Danièle is joined by Andrew Latham to talk about the Crusades.
If you had a terrible nightmare, would you see it as warning and try to change your ways?
Here are several videos that track the rise and fall of states in Scandinavia during the medieval period.
The history of the crusades from the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 to the city’s restoration to the Crusader States in 1229.
I look to the period when the monastery was assembling its real estate portfolio to analyze how property documents inform us about the origins of this urban region, its social networks and its physical development.
From 4 to 7 May 1439 a massive tournament (235 participants) was organized at the Grote Markt in Brussels, in which the Burgundian duke Philip the Good himself participated.
I will outline the archaeological evidence for a concern with hair and grooming between the fifth and eleventh centuries AD
The starting point of drama is religion. The root of the modern drama is based on the ritualistic resources of primitive religions.
A not unusual modern response to reliquaries is disgust–after all they often contain bones. To understand their presence, even their glorification, it must be admitted that the bones are not the ordinary subject of horror, rather as the bones of the blessed
With this gift, the University of Michigan becomes one of only two schools in the United States with an endowed professorship in medieval art.
Episode 3 of The Medieval Podcast – Taking a look into the Hundred Years’ War between England and France with David Green.
Stone carvings which had lain hidden for centuries have been discovered at Dunkeld Cathedral in Scotland. At least a dozen carved saint-like figures were found by a conservation team from Historic Environment Scotland.
Therefore, the aim of this research is the development of methodologies for reconstructing virtual scenarios of sieges, starting from the scarce information available
I decided I wanted to know more about those “medieval fairies”: were there other Middle English poems where I could find them?
On the arrival of the Normans around 1060, Arabic was the dominant language but by 1250 prestigious Romance vernaculars could be heard almost everywhere.
Must actors of color be portrayed as the “Other” when (or if) given roles in films made in the West about the European Middle Ages?
Did women support crusades? Did women go on crusades? If they did, did they fight?
Here are several videos that track the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire
Want to learn more about the medieval world of monks and nuns? Here are ten videos we found that offer some quick information on monasticism in the Middle Ages.
Brennu-Njáls saga can—and most often is—be translated to The Story of Burnt Njal. But another way of translating it is The Story of Njáll the Burner. And I believe it is exactly this duality of the saga’s main character Njáll that makes the saga so appealing
I shall explore in this column is how each writer creates their particular Middle Ages and how that Middle Ages works at story feel.
This month we’re taking a look at the modern cultural phenomena of “superfoods” and the latest Nordic sensation on the market – dried fish!
Once in a generation, a writer comes along and, in making fun of his generation and in creating fun using the Middle Ages brings together a new set of stories for people to tell. This is what Mark Twain did in 1889.
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For anyone who visits Örebro, it is hard to miss its castle – an ancient-looking fortress made of weathered grey stones that stands on an islet in the middle of the city centre.
On the 10th of August 1628, the Vasa sank in Stockholm harbour, thus ending the career of the most powerful warship that Sweden had ever seen.
This strategic location not only makes the castle a majestic sight, but also earns it the reputation as the most modern defence fortress in its time. But, as all ancient buildings, there is always more than meets the eye. Here are the five things that you may not know about Uppsala Castle.
How do you operate a business when you can’t read and your knowledge of math is extremely limited? Making your mark on the…
Narbonne is one of those European cities with evidence of its past on every street. This important Roman city was adopted in the…
The V&A Museum opened its latest medieval exhibit exhibit on Saturday: Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery. I had the opportunity to see it opening day and it was spectacular.