Medieval

Jesus' Alleged Burial Shroud Stained With His Blood Confirmed Fake By Scientists

Shroud of Turin shown to be fake, Ötzi the Iceman's last meal reconstructed, medieval warrior with knife for a hand unearthed.<p>Jesus’ Alleged Burial …

Archaeology

Monasticism without frontiers : the extended monastic community of the Abbot of Cluny in England and Wales

Cluniac monasteries, so called because of their relationship to the abbot of Cluny in Burgundy, have been estimated to have numbered over seven …

Archaeology

SJWs Destroying Universities, Episode MMCCXVII

There’s diversity, and then there’s “diversity”:The University of Iowa has deregistered another 38 student groups after a federal judge found it …

Human Rights

The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe

Oxford University Press

Man is Not the Only Speaking Animal: Thresholds and Idiom in al-Jāhiz

Furthermore, according to the language of the Arabs, every animal is either eloquent or a foreign-speaker ... Man is the eloquent one even if he …

Language

‘Death in a Dread Place’: Belief, Practice, and Marginality in Norse Greenland, ca. 985-1450

<b>‘Death in a Dread Place’: Belief, Practice, and Marginality in Norse Greenland, ca. 985-1450</b><p>By Jess Angus McCullough<p>PhD Dissertation, University of …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Suggest They Have Found Descendants Of The Vikings Buried In 800-Year-Old Graves In Sicily

It is believed that these medieval graves in Sicily hold bodies of the Normans, who were desendants of the Vikings.<p>Archaeologists have recently …

Archaeology

Race and Identity in Medieval Europe

<i>*This post is part of our new blog series on Black Europe. This series, edited by Kira Thurman and Anne-Marie Angelo,</i> <i>explores what it means to bring</i> …

Cambridge University

The Image of the Cumans in Medieval Chronicles

<b>The Image of the Cumans in Medieval Chronicles: Old Russian and Georgian sources in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries</b><p>By Karolina Gurevich<p>Master’s …

Archaeology

Why Didn’t The Crusades Succeed?

The reasons for the brevity of the Latin presence in the 12th-century Eastern Mediterranean.<p>The history of the Crusades and the establishment of …

Ancient History

Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan

Oxford University Press

Solving the mystery of an unusual medieval text

After more than a year of research, Dorin, with the help of other scholars around the world, determined that the pages came from two different texts. …

Stanford University

Samuel Collins on a dazzling trove of medieval treasure

Early medieval archaeology rarely makes news. Star power rests instead with discoveries from the ancient world, and, as this forum amply shows, with …

Archaeology

A bit more on science during the Middle Ages, with a note in defense of Brigham Young

July 19, 2018 by Dan Peterson<p>I continue with a few notes from James Hannam, <i>The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the</i> …

Middle Ages

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival celebrates 65th year this weekend

View Comments<p>Highlights include the Saturday morning parade and productions at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.<p>The 65th annual Robin Hood Festival …

Robin Hood

Endurance

ast May, British triathlete Tim Don broke the Ironman world-record at the Ironman South American Championship in Florianópolis, Brazil. Don completed …

World Records

Fighting Depopulation in Japan With Ninjas

Japan is currently facing a ninja shortage.<p>Iga is a small Japanese city and the birthplace of the ninja. But now, it is facing a serious problem: …

Japan

The idea of Eurasia is once again the subject of geopolitics

OH, EAST is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Perhaps that was true when an Iron Curtain ran down the middle of Europe, and Mao …

Geopolitics

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe

Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot …

Northern Europe

How to spend a weekend in Munich – in the sun or rain

The capital of Germany’s Bavaria region, Munich’s best known for it’s beer-fuelled Oktoberfest, but there’s more than just lederhosen and steins on …

European Travel

New tests suggest Shroud of Turin is a medieval fake

Sceptics say the cloth, which measures 4.4 metres by 1.1 metre, is a masterful medieval forgery. Carbon dating tests in 1988 put it between 1260 and …

Archaeology

An embarrassing and misshapen dud: Opera Holland Park’s Isabeau reviewed

Plus: Anna Meredith’s new work for the First Night of the Proms scrolled through all the currently admissible tonal idioms<p>I’ve been trying to pinpoint the exact moment when it became impossible to take Mascagni’s <i>Isabeau</i> seriously. It wasn’t when the scenery jammed, leaving half the cast briefly …

Art Nouveau

On the Go with Joe at Sherwood Robin Hood Festival

SHERWOOD, OR (KPTV) -<p>This weekend, Sherwood will travel back to Medieval times for an annual celebration.<p>The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival is back for …

Robin Hood

First Scottish historical fiction festival to be held

<b>The first Scottish historical fiction festival is to be held later this year.</b><p>Taking place in Grantown-on-Spey, the event will feature writers Susan Fletcher, Andrew Grieg, SG Maclean, Rosemary Goring and Maggie Craig.<p>It's Nae the Tudors: Scottish Historical Fiction Festival will be held on 8 and 9 …

Festivals

Outbound: Wild Renn Fest

Every year, Hawk Creek Wildlife Center invites the community to attend a celebration of wildlife like no other. This year is a very special event, …

Buffalo

David Starkey messed with Mary Beard and these historians got medieval on him

David Starkey seems to be better known for making controversial comments than he is for his day job, as a Tudor historian. His latest outburst …

History

Richard III and the Woodville Faction: The Events Surrounding 1483

This paper examines the Usurpation of Richard III in 1483 and the events leading up to it.

Richard III

Sword pulled during Kingston fracas

A disagreement between two men in Kingston, Ont., Wednesday morning turned medieval when one of the men pulled out a sword, police said.<p>Kingston …

Ottawa

Procès Contre les Animaux

Contributed by Alessio D'Ellena<i><br>Source: http://axelpelletanche.com Axel Pelletanche Thévenart. License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>Curiosités judiciaires et …

Typography

Uncovering the mysteries of England’s Bayeux Tapestry and its connections to Charlemagne

A team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, are hoping to raise awareness of a unique, but little-known, medieval fresco which depicts …

Ancient History