Our next book in the Book of the Month Club will be Early Medieval Stone Monuments: Materiality, Biography, Landscape, edited by Howard Williams, Joanne Kirton and Meggen Gondek.
This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to talk about their favourite books on the Middle Ages that were published in 2019.
‘The king in his kingdom is the emperor of his kingdom.’
At the feasts of Christmas, which he kept with great solemnity, crowds of knights and squires from Gascony waited on him, to all of whom he gave splendid entertainments.
In the 15th century the Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus was what you might call a dissolving dynasty, living the last moments of its rule.
Five new books for readers of medieval military history.
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.