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The Urine Wheel: A Medieval Approach to Curing What Ails You

What happens in the bathroom can tell us a lot about what’s happening with our bodies—which is exactly why we have to pee in those little cups at the …

A Medieval Picture Book and Its Judeo-Persian Lives: The "Shah Abbas Bible" in 17th-Century Safavid Iran

GETTY CENTER<p>Museum Lecture Hall<p>In 1608, Pope Clement VIII sent a 13th-century picture bible to Shah Abbas the Great. Later, marginal text in Persian …

Crusaders, Pilgrims, and Relics - Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World 1095-1300

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. (Wikipedia)<p><i>The Museum of the Order of St. John</i> is hosting a series of events and talks to promote their …

Medieval News April 2016 No. 2

Medieval News April 2016 No. 2 Forty pages packed with Medieval News about textiles from Late Antiquity, new Viking settlement in Newfoundland, a …

Medieval

Medieval beer purity law has Germany's craft brewers over a barrel

When is a beer not a beer? When German authorities say it violates a 500-year-old decree, but some brewers are fighting back<p>Opening the lid of a huge brown boiling vessel, Stefan Fritsche flings a handful of hop pellets into the frothy whirl of liquid. Elsewhere in his brewery, a malt grinder …

Beer

Royalit: What Did Medieval Kings Read?

<b>By Danièle Cybulskie</b><p>I was recently reading an interesting article called <b>“The Great Lost Library of England’s Medieval Kings?”</b> by Nicholas Vincent, …

The Role of Small Towns in the Construction of Medieval Europe

Towns in Medieval Europe were small and seemingly insignificant. Portuguese conference aims to zoom in upon their role and functionThe role of small …

Archaeology

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Middle-Earth and the Middle Ages

Arguably the most important literary influence on <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the Anglo-Saxon epic, <i>Beowulf</i>, helps us understand the way in which Tolkien …

Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World

Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World, a new scholarly book series, aims to present case-studies as well as more theoretical and …

Humanities

Medieval Natural Disasters and Resilience

Natural disasters in the Middle Ages were met with resilience in a number of different ways: migration, rebuilding, re-settlements. 2015 issue of the …

Archaeology