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Story of Lindisfarne | English Heritage

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Uncovering the African Presence in Medieval Europe

<i>This is Part XVII of The Public Medievalist’s continuing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Adam Simmons.</i><p><b>You can find the rest of our</b> …

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The Hidden Symbols of Fertility in Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel

Michelangelo often surreptitiously inserted pagan symbols into his works of art, many of them possibly associated with anatomical representations. A …

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When did the Vikings start raiding England?

A fresh examination of written records from Anglo-Saxon England suggests that the Vikings were raiding the country even before their infamous attack …

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Medieval London Quiz

How well do you know your way around medieval London? Try this quiz of various sites around England’s largest city. Some questions might be easy, but …

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Highland's ruined historic Kirkmichael mausolea restored

<b>Campaigners who have spent 20 years fighting to save a historic Black Isle church have completed its £750,000 restoration.</b><p>Kirkmichael, a mausolea at Balblair, dates back to at least the early 1400s and will now house a display of carved stones found in the area.<p>The building was in a state of …

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Castle for Sale in Germany: Schochwitz Castle

This stunning castle dates from the 15th century, and has been carefully renovated with conservation of many of the original elements.

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The Ostrogothic Military

This chapter explores the place of the army and military organisation within the Ostrogothic kingdom.

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Past and Present in Mid-Byzantine Chronicles: Change in Narrative Technique and the Transmission of Knowledge

Particular emphasis will be placed on the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor and the Chronicle of Symeon the Logothete.

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Women as Artists in the Middle Ages

This essay surveys the evidence of women as artists in the Western and Byzantine Middle Ages in the centuries between about 600 and 1400.

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A Wolfish Reflection: A Literary Analysis of the Werewolf Story in ‘The King’s Mirror’

Why has the werewolf story been selected? How should it be read and understood?

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Ridiculous Myths About The Middle Ages That Need To Die

Thanks to pop culture people assume everyone but the royals smelled like crap in the Middle Ages, knights were heroic figures who kept the kingdom …

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Contemporary Manuscript Illumination

The original painting is gold leaf and tempera on panel. Simone Martini (1284-1344) is one of small number of artists known to have mastered both …

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Medieval One

When your fabricator says, “Just trust me, I’ve got the perfect project for you—but you can’t see it until I’m done,” it’s usually something unique …

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Charles the Fat and the Viking Great Army: The Military Explanation for the End of the Carolingian Empire

Siege of Paris 885-886. Jean-Pierre Franque (1774–1860) WikiCommons.<p><b>Charles the Fat and the Viking Great Army : The Military Explanation for the End</b> …

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Traditio vel Aemulatio? The Singing Contest of Samarra, Expression of a Medieval Culture of Competition

<b>Traditio vel Aemulatio? The Singing Contest of Samarra, Expression of a Medieval Culture of Competition</b><p>By Agnes Imhof<p><i>Der Islam</i>, Vol.90:1 (2013)<p>The …

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Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Medieval Dragons

<i>By Cait Stevenson</i><p>What’s more medieval than a dragon? From Smaug to Drogon to <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, the look, menace, and sheer presence of dragons is …

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New Medieval Books: From Bastards to Conquerors

Five new books that look at the powerful and the despised in the Middle Ages.<p><b>William the Conqueror</b><p>By David Bates<p>Yale University Press<br>ISBN: …

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The Medieval Magazine (Volume 3, Issue 7)

In our latest issue: Being lovesick was a real disease in the Middle Ages! Judaism, War, and Chivalry: Why is this Knight Different than Other …

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Top Ten Superheroes of the Middle Ages

<i>Even in medieval times they had stories and legends about people with extraordinary gifts – saints and warriors with special powers. Here is our list</i> …

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The "Mona Lisa" of Medieval Art

While the subject of Da Vinci’s famous Renaissance painting is likely identifiable as Lisa del Giocondo, a.k.a. Lisa Gherardini, her enigmatic …

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living conditions in medieval europe

Today's focus: How did the living conditions differ between the rich and the poor?<br>We will cover the following:<br>- Home life<br>- Town life<br>- Fashions<br>- …

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The WindMiils - A Middle Ages Project, Diseases

The crowded and unhygienic living conditions offered a good possibility for diseases to spread. <b>Rushes, boils, stomach troubles, fever and deficiency</b> …

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Getting High in the Middle Ages: Hashish in Medieval Egypt

In recent years, there has been a contentious debate on how should society deal with drugs like marijuana. Should it be legalized and accepted? What …

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Medieval priest buried 700 years ago may have been a victim of the Great Famine, archaeologists report

The remains of Richard de W’Peton, a medieval priest who died 700 years ago – on 17 April 1317 – have been uncovered in an elaborate grave.<p>The 3d …

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Medieval Sources of Sovereignty: The Idea of Supreme Authority in Quanto Personam and its Glosses

<i>By Andrew Latham</i><p>A complete genealogy of the late medieval/early modern idea of sovereignty would entail tracing the evolution of its constituent …

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Imagining the Past: Interplay between literary and visual imagery in late medieval France

<b>Imagining the Past: Interplay between literary and visual imagery in late medieval France</b><p>Lecture by Anne D. Hedeman<p>Given at the University of Kansas …

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Leprosy victim buried 900 years ago offers insights into how the disease spread through medieval Europe

Leprosy is a bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. It has afflicted humans for thousands of years, …

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The Mongol Invasion of Croatia and Serbia in 1242

The Mongol invasion of Croatia and Serbia constitutes a single, albeit extremely interesting, episode in the great western campaign of 1236-1242, so …

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Isabel of Aragon (d. 1336): Model Queen or Model Saint?

This study of Isabel of Aragon (c. 1270–1336), wife of King Dinis of Portugal (1279–1325), who was venerated as a saint from shortly after her death, …

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