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How Many Medieval Saints Are There?

<i>Even a quick glance at medieval history will reveal that there are A LOT of saints from the Middle Ages. How many are there? The short answer is that</i> …

The ‘Miracle of Childbirth’: The Portrayal of Parturient Women in Medieval Miracle Narratives

<b>The ‘Miracle of Childbirth’: The Portrayal of Parturient Women in Medieval Miracle Narratives</b><p>By Hilary Powell<p><i>Social History of Medicine</i>, Vo.25:2 …

Dining Well at the Medieval Court

GETTY CENTER<p>Museum Lecture Hall<p>From the agrarian cycle of planting and harvest to the religious cycles of fasts and feasts, food deeply structured …

Author Mimi Matthews

Available Now<p>The Pug Who Bit Napoleon<p>Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries<p><b>From elaborate Victorian cat funerals to a Regency era pony who took</b> …

Skriðuklaustur monastery: Medical Centre of Medieval East Iceland?

<b>Skriðuklaustur monastery: Medical Centre of Medieval East Iceland?</b><p>By Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir<p><i>Acta Archaeologica</i>, Vol. 79 (2008)<p>Excavation site of …

The Witches of Salem

Diabolical doings in a Puritan village.<p>In 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony executed fourteen women, five men, and two dogs for witchcraft. The sorcery materialized in January. The first hanging took place in June, the last in September; a stark, stunned silence followed. Although we will never …

Medieval Sword Carries Mysterious Inscription

A medieval sword inscribed with a mysterious message is stumping researchers and causing a stir among armchair historians.<p>The 13th-century weapon was …

Her Virginal Members: Chastity and Sexual Desire in the Middle-Ages

In medieval North Yorkshire, around 1160, Aelred of Rievaulx finally responded to his sister’s request for a guide to being a good recluse, writing …

The Medieval Magazine – Issue 31

This week’s issue of <i>The Medieval Magazine</i> takes a look at Christianity in the Middle Ages. You will read about:<p><b>House of the Dead: The Rothwell</b> …

That Magnificent Man in his Flying Machine

Richard Stoneman investigates the strange but widely held belief in the Middle Ages, that Alexander the Great had conquered more than the land, …

Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age

Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age.<p>Back for Thor: how Iceland is reconnecting with its pagan past<p>Read more<p>Worship of the gods in …

Hinduism

Arctic Exploration

Throughout the history of exploration, what one group saw as new territory was often long-established homeland for another. Canada’s Arctic was no …

Sundance Report: Folktales Most Frightening

Religion. Nature. Sex. Death. Core, easy words that inspire countless, complex debates, raging as violently today as they ever did. Perhaps the best …

Horror

Russian Fairy Tales Go Punk: Uldus Bakhtiozina's Gorgeous Dark Photos

Winter Is Coming<p>Uldus Bakhtiozina's sumptuous recreations of classic Russian fairy tales are a little bit Alexander McQueen, a little bit 'Game of …