Episode 3 of The Medieval Podcast – Taking a look into the Hundred Years’ War between England and France with David Green.
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!
Episode 2 of The Medieval Podcast – How were books made and used in the Middle Ages? Danièle is joined by Erik Kwakkel, a ‘rockstar’ of the Book History world.
Here are five spells from the Galdrabók, which range from helpful to cruel!
What many don’t realize is that the majority of what one sees when one looks at Notre-Dame’s west façade is a modern restoration.
Our list of 13 books on the Middle Ages, published in 1923, and now in the public domain.
Episode 1 of The Medieval Podcast – Could you really find coconuts in medieval England?
Medievalists.net has entered the podcasting world – join Danièle Cybulskie on her new show The Medieval Podcast.
Why are the the Carolingians, the Hohenstaufen, the Plantagenets, and other medieval dynasties called by these names?
This year would see its share of political intrigue and military conflict – England would see itself becoming more connected to Europe, while a French monk warned of a new threat against the Catholic Church.
They were scouts, raiders, skirmishers, heavy cavalry, and shock cavalry all in one; and could operate as infantry as well if the need arose.
Queen, landed lady, priestess – all these are but some of the roles that this powerful lady played in life. Thanks to the oracle bone inscriptions, we can piece together Fu Hao’s life and career
Take this quiz to see what sort of weapon you would wield in your off-hand while you use a one-handed sword in your dominant hand.
Five articles about the medieval world from 2018 that we really loved!
Ludolph of Saxony’s 14th century work The Life of Christ offers an extended version of the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus.
The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the Africa, by Francois-Xavier Fauvelle, is our choice for the medieval book of the year for 2018.
The island is in fact loaded with medieval things, which I’ve decided to share with you here.
Like so many medieval stories, the “juggler” narrative first fell into obscurity for almost 500 years, only to be unearthed and re-present-ed by nineteenth-century scholars and artists to meet the tastes of various history-hungry modern audiences.
18 quotes (modernised) – some of which are Geoffrey Chaucer’s and some of which are William Shakespeare’s. Which one was penned by which great writer?
He killed the dragon and is patron saint of England and more than 20 other countries, but what else is there to know about St George?
Here are 15 questions about the history of Christmas. See how many you can answer!