Papers on Medieval Prosopography: Session #47 at KZOO 2015

Pieter Brueghel - Kermesse (The Feast of Saint George)

Three fantastic papers on Prosopography from #KZOO2015.

Danse Macabre’ Around the Tomb and Bones of Margaret of York

Margaret of York

Over 500 years ago on 23 November 1503, at Malines, in present day Belgium, died Margaret of York, sister to Edward IV and Richard III of England and third and last wife of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, whom she survived by a quarter of a century.

Fools, Devils, and Alchemy: Secular Images in the Monastery

Klaštorisko monastery

The fool is one of the most popular and stable character types throughout cultures and times. This is especially true of medieval Europe. The fool, sometimes a jester, sometimes a clown or a trickster, is always recognizable through his abnormal appearance.

St Augustine Was Eaten by a Bear: Book Production in Carthusian Monasteries

St Augustine Was Eaten by a Bear: Book Production in Carthusian Monasteries

So stop reading and lets think about physical appearance: what does it look like, what does it feel like, what does it smell like.

The charterhouse of Nonenque: a discussion of an existing medieval nunnery in the context of Carthusian architecture

The Charterhouse of Nonenque

The charterhouse of Nonenque: a discussion of an existing medieval nunnery in the context of Carthusian architecture Steyn, Carol South African Journal of Art History, vol. 21, no.1 (2006) Abstract The Charterhouse of Nonenque is one of the few remaining charterhouses for nuns in the world. It was built in the 12th century as a […]

Geometers at Brou: Architecture and ornament in Spain, Brabant and Western Europe around 1500

Monastery of Brou

Geometers at Brou: Architecture and ornament in Spain, Brabant and Western Europe around 1500 Kavaler, Ethan Matt (University of Toronto) Brou, a European Monument in the early Renaissance (2009) Abstract In this essay I wish to discuss connections between the brabantine Late Gothic Ornament of brou and architectural trends in late fifteenth-century Spain. Markus Hörsch has […]

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