By Minjie Su You know the Christmas Cat, – That cat was enormous. People know not where he came from Nor to what…
In the realm of Japanese animation, medievalism also blossoms and flourishes. Here are five animation series that are inspired by Medieval Europe and, out of its myth, legend, and literature, have created something new.
Here are nine books that look at the Byzantine world, published in 2019.
Star Wars world has several connections to some very medieval ideas: (Jedi) knights and their swords, their code of conduct, Arthurian myth with the special boy who is unaware of his ancestry…
The sinking of the White Ship in 1120 had far reaching repercussions for the Anglo-Norman hegemony, sparking a succession crisis and sowing the seeds of three decades of dynastic strife between the Conqueror’s grandchildren.
Right near the beginning of Ivanhoe, Scott gives a description of the Norman in England and the Saxon. His description sets the Normans in England up very clearly as the evil colonisers and Anglo-Norman as the imposed language of colonisers.
‘He who visits Santiago but not San Salvador visits the servant but not the Lord’
Its thousand pages are rich in everyday objects, farming tools, real and imaginary animals, which all conceal a hidden message!
This week, Danièle explores the life and writings of one of the most outspoken women of the Middle Ages: Christine de Pizan.
Seventh-century North Africa would see the rise of a warrior queen named al-Kahina. Who was she and how was she able to wage a war against the Umayyad Caliphate?
The US Postal Service has designed a series of stamps which hearken back to medieval legend in the form of dragons.
Would you consider the year 751 CE one of the most important dates in human history?
Sometimes, when we get sick, it can feel like we’d do anything to get better. But what if the remedy we needed required us to swallow animal dung?
Gauvain Micaille challenges the English to a feat of arms.
Medieval people had their own form of fanfiction – and it retold the story of Mary Magdalene.
How has the ruler of the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, been depicted in film?
Here are five novels published in 2019 to take you back to the Middle Ages.
Ten books published in 2019 that tells us all about the Vikings and the Norse World.
Listen to the story of Lanval, a knight of the Round Table who is loved by a mysterious lady of the Otherworld – for better and for worse.
If you want to try out the magazines Medieval Warfare and Ancient History, here is how you can do it for free!
Hostiensis argued that the pope did not govern by divine mandate; rather he governed as a divine agent.
Here are five new books on England in the Middle Ages, including one which you can download for free.
Whereas the werewolves grieve over their fate, the she-wolves use the power of metamorphosis to deal with those who get in their way, turning this whole wolf thing to their advantage.
No one who clicks on Netflix’s new movie The Knight Before Christmas is looking to find a realistic depiction of a medieval knight.
What happened when someone got sick in the Middle Ages? Medieval medicine and healthcare might be two of the most misunderstood aspects of the whole era. This week Danièle speaks with Winston E. Black about some of the myths we have about medicine in the Middle Ages.