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The Medieval Magazine 102 – Vol. 3, No. 19: Merry Medieval! Christmas – Part I

The first of our holiday issues! Christmas cheer, Medieval style! A mulled wine recipe, monastic brewing practices, Japanese Anime’s take on Medieval legends, and the Circumcision of Christ. We’ve got your table talk covered in in this issue, so pass the gravy!

What Comes After Halloween?: Celebrating All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day

This time of year, it’s normally Halloween, that sugar-filled Bacchanalia, that gets all the attention. But what about its lesser-known follow-ups, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day?

Epiphany: Three Kings Day

A look at the history behind Epiphany and Twelfth Night.

Celebrating the New Year, Medieval Style

A look at New Year’s in the Middle Ages.

Surviving Winter in the Middle Ages

Surviving Winter in the Middle Ages: How did people stay warm? What did they eat? What did they do?

5 Medieval Hanukkah Foods

What was on the table of medieval Jews? Here is a list of five foods that would have been enjoyed during Hanukkah in the Middle Ages.

Saint Patrick’s Purgatory: a fresco in Todi, Italy

This essay deals with the tradition of the revelation of Purgatory to St. Patrick on Station Island in Lough Derg, whose popularity is testified not only in literary texts in the various languages of Medieval Europe but also in a unique work of art in the convent of the Sisters of Saint Clair at Todi, Umbria

St. Patrick’s Irish Pride

In honour of the day, it seems fitting to throw out some interesting facts about St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint.

Christmas in the Qur’än: the Qur’änic account of Jesus’s nativity and Palestinian local tradition

The confluence of this evidence strongly suggests that the traditions associated with Kathisma church gave rise to the rather peculiar account of Christ’s Nativity found in the Quran.

Medieval Halloween! Great books for Ghosts, Goblins, Witches & Ghouls!

Some spooktacular reads to celebrate Medieval Halloween!

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