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It utilises civic records, wills and probate inventories, literary sources, and archaeological evidence with the goal of building context which can inform the future study of medieval urban cooks.
Berengario contributed significantly to human brain anatomy, with a detailed description of the meninges and cranial nerves and the first comprehensive view of the ventricular system, including choroid plexuses, interventricular foramen, infundibulum, pituitary stalk and gland.
We all know that for a book to get noticed it needs a catchy title. Apparently, in the Middle Ages authors could think of some really great titles too!
At first sight, Jóns saga leikara is but your average chivalric romance, filled with exciting but somewhat generic little adventures.
How and why have material things (manuscript illuminations, printed books, turf-cut chalk drawings, elaborate costumes, immense figures in papier-mâché, oak, wicker, and even latex) preserved and embellished the memory of this foundation myth, alongside centuries of destruction, ridicule, indifference, and misunderstanding?
Looking to learn about the history of Anglo-Saxon England? Here is our playlist of Youtube videos about England between the fifth and eleventh centuries.
The story of a boy who was a slave, who became a warlord, and who helped topple an empire. Read an excerpt from C.J. Adrien’s latest novel.
The Black Hours is a splendidly decorated devotional book, crafted around 1475 in Bruges and currently stored in the Morgan Library & Museum (MS M.493) in New York City.
For the last 70 years people around the world have been creating buildings, vehicles and anything else they can imagine out of small colourful bricks. For Ben Pitchford that includes recreating the Middle Ages.
On this episode of The Medieval Podcast we offer our travel recommendations for great places to learn about the Middle Ages – from amazing castles to gorgeous towns.
Medieval historians have uncovered part of an erotic poem known as The Rose Thorn.
The wild landscape in the medieval imagination is both enchanting and enchanted.
From Wagner to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the modern portrayal of Valkyries.
Over the last couple of months I have been writing about the disputes between kings and popes over who was more powerful and who held ultimate authority. What is the significance of this string of columns?
Looking at the development of empires, kingdoms and states in Southeast Asia during the Middle Ages. Here are seven videos that explain the changing borders.
Some of the most useful sources on medieval warfare are the ones written by the warriors themselves.
Buying, selling and trading in the Viking Age, and how hoards are different over the centuries.
Comparing medieval to modern brewing, using the same base recipe.
Visitors to The Met Cloisters will get to see a special exhibition for the rest of the year, as The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy has officially opened.
A study of beards and hair focusing on the medieval period in Europe.
This article aims at analysing Chaucer’s depiction of the cooks in the Canterbury Tales, and to discuss their function in contributing to the social changes as figures at the backstage of bourgeois social drama.
This study investigates the origin and development of Tang blue-and-white porcelain.
While the conflicts between Queen Melisende of Jerusalem and the men in her family have received considerable scholarly attention, explanations for the ease with which they reconciled remain elusive.
International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay is well known for creating literary worlds that often look like the medieval world. It’s been called history with a quarter turn to the fantastic. In this episode of The Medieval Podcast he talks with Danièle about his latest novel, A Brightness Long Ago.
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For anyone who visits Örebro, it is hard to miss its castle – an ancient-looking fortress made of weathered grey stones that stands on an islet in the middle of the city centre.
On the 10th of August 1628, the Vasa sank in Stockholm harbour, thus ending the career of the most powerful warship that Sweden had ever seen.
This strategic location not only makes the castle a majestic sight, but also earns it the reputation as the most modern defence fortress in its time. But, as all ancient buildings, there is always more than meets the eye. Here are the five things that you may not know about Uppsala Castle.
How do you operate a business when you can’t read and your knowledge of math is extremely limited? Making your mark on the…
Narbonne is one of those European cities with evidence of its past on every street.
The V&A Museum opened its latest medieval exhibit exhibit on Saturday: Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery. I had the opportunity to see it opening day and it was spectacular.