Church and nation: The discourse on authority in Ericus Olai’s Chronica regni Gothorum (c. 1471)
The Chronica regni Gothorum or Chronicle of the realm of the Goths is the first Swedish national history in Latin prose. It was completed after 1471 by a member of the Uppsala cathedral chapter, Ericus Olai, who, arguably, intended his work primarily for the readership of his own arch see. Ericus professed to compile a history of the Swedish realm from the birth of Christ until his own time and according to the succession of kings and bishops governing from Uppsala.
The Birka Warrior: the material culture of a martial society
The warriors from Birka’s Garrison had a share in the martial development of contemporary Europe but with their own particular traits.
Animals in an Urban Context. A Zooarchaeological study of the Medieval and Post-Medieval town of Turku
This study aims to reveal what the role and importance of the different animal species in Turku was. This question is studied through the osteological data and documentary evidence, from the medieval to the post‐medieval period and from an urban‐rural perspective.
Between Herbals et alia: Intertextuality in Medieval English Herbals
The study points out the close relationship between medical recipes and recipe-like passages in herbals (recipe paraphrases). The examples of recipe paraphrases show that they may have been perceived as indirect instruction.
The Sovereign and His Counsellors : Ritualised Consultations in Muscovite Political Culture, 1350s-1570s
Muscovite understanding of how the autocratic ruler and his subjects should interact with each other was explicitly expressed in ritualised con- sultations between the sovereign and his counsellors. In my work, I endeavour to answer the question of how these consultations met the ide- ological needs of the autocracy and the requirements of the state adminis- tration.
Clothing in Medieval Europe
The following is a powerpoint presentation that examines how clothing was worn in the Middle Ages. It deals with the clothing worn by…
Medieval Architecture and the New Media: Representing and Creating Knowledge in Cyberspace
Medieval Architecture and the New Media: Representing and Creating Knowledge in Cyberspace Lecture by Stephen Murray Given on November 4, 2003 Stephen Murray…
The idea of paradigm in church history: the notion of papal monarchy in the thirteenth century, from Innocent III to Boniface VIII
The three works of medieval history most clearly connected with the paradigm concept are Willemien Otten,’s From Paradise to Paradigm: A Study of Twelfth- Century Humanism and the essay collections Paradigms in Medieval Thought Applications and Medieval Paradigms.
Norman and Anglo-Norman Participation in the Iberian Reconquista c.1018 – c.1248
Norman and Anglo-Norman Participation in the Iberian Reconquista c.1018 – c.1248 By Lucas Villegas-Aristizabal PhD thesis, University of Nottingham (2007) Abstract: This thesis covers the…
The Middle Ages as Fantasy
Discusses the famous writers J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and the influence of medievalism on their storytelling.
Nicholas Cusanus as Prince-Bishop of Brixen (1450-64)
The impressive accomplishments of Nicolaus Cusanus make him one of the most important personalities of the fifteenth century.