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BOOK REVIEW: Medieval Medicine: Its Mysteries and Science by Toni Mount

Our review of Toni Mount’s fascinating look at medicine in the Middle Ages in – Medieval Medicine: Its Mysteries and Science by Toni Mount.

The Cathedral and the City

Another fantastic talk. Professor Caroline Bruzelius talks to us about medieval art, architecture, and the role of the cathedral in Medieval society.

How Many Of These British Cathedrals Have You Visited?

A very quick guide to see which cathedrals people are visiting, and which you still need to see :)

Gleanings from the 1253 Building Accounts of Westminster Abbey

Between 1220 and 1266, Salisbury Cathedral was built at a cost of £28,000.

The Religious Reuse of Roman Structures in Anglo-Saxon England

The study examines burials associated with Roman structures, and churches on or near Roman buildings, to demonstrate that the physical remains of Roman structures had a significant impact on the religious landscape of Anglo-Saxon England despite the apparent discontinuity between many Roman and early-medieval landscapes.

The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago): The Temple of the Stars

A documentary about the famous pilgrimage route from the Middle Ages

Ring Out the Old: Medieval Bells in England

Of the bells that survive, the oldest may be in St. Chad’s Church in Claughton in Lancashire.

Medieval Lisbon: Jerónimos Monastery

Of the four medieval #placestosee in Lisbon, Jerónimos Monastery, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, was my favourite. The monastery is located in Belém, a suburb of Lisbon, that is famous for the 16th century monastery, as well as for its world famous pastry shop, Pastéis de Belém…

Medieval Lisbon: Carmo Convent

Part III of my series on Medieval Lisbon. This visit took me to Carmo Monastery and museum.

Researching Architectural History Through Archaeology: The Case of Westminster Abbey

For half a millennium, scholars have researched and written about the history and architecture of Westminster Abbey, using documents and visual inspection. One might therefore assume that the architectural history of this iconic building is well understood, and in some respects it is.

Between 50 and 75 medieval skeletons discovered at Westminster Abbey

Archaeologists have discovered the skeletal remains of between 50 to 75 individuals buried in the walls of Westminster Abbey. It is believed that they date from the 11th or early 12th century.

How Hagia Sophia was Built

Stories and legends from the Patria on how the greatest church of the Byzantine world was built

The Medieval Cathedral: From Spiritual Site to National Super-Signifier

Although the cathedrals were often mutilated, emptied of their relics, treasures, and clergy, their close association with national glory and the sense of fascination that association had brought about kept them from being closed or destroyed entirely.

Inside Lincoln Cathedral

A behind the scenes look at Lincoln Cathedral

Discovering Medieval Graffiti: An Interview with Matthew Champion

We found demons, faces, hand outlines, names, dates and prayers – just about every type of graffiti you can imagine.

Byzantine church discovered near Jerusalem

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of a Byzantine church and road station just west of Jerusalem. The site is believed to be about 1500 years old.

Early Christian Mosaic Floor discovered in Nazareth

Mosaic floor found under the Church of the Annunciation is believed to date to the fourth century.

Medieval Faces in Stone

For centuries, medieval people were etching faces and human figures into the stone walls of their churches. Thanks to the work by the Norfolk Graffiti Project Survey these images are being seen again.

Foundation Myths in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

The 3 papers featured here looked at the development of the civic identities of Florence, Genoa and Rome through art, architecture and foundation legends.

Christians in the amphitheater? The ‘Christianization’ of spectacle buildings and martyrial memory

This article presents an overview of the archaeological evidence for Christian spaces inside spectacle buildings – stadia, hippodromes, theaters and amphitheaters.

The Defensive Role of Church Round Towers: A Re-Assessment

Towers were erected essentially to house church bells so was the defensive roll of the tower incidental to that roll or integral to its purpose?

Building Materials in Anglo-Saxon Churches and Towers

Church historians know that the Romans had used a wide range of building materials, which in theory could also have been used in construction during the Anglo-Saxon period.

Church receives £544,000 to restore medieval wallpaintings

A set of medieval wallpaintings in St Mary’s Church in Chalgrove will be restored after England’s Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £544,000 to the project.

14th century English church awarded funds for conservation project

St Mary’s Church in the English village of Cowbit has received £8,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project to conserve and communicate the heritage of the 14th-century building and its clock.

How a 13th-century royal chapel influenced the history of France

UCLA art historian Meredith Cohen and her fascination with the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris

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