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New Medieval Books: Historical Fiction in 2019
Here are five novels published in 2019 to take you back to the Middle Ages.
Manuscript written by Elizabeth I discovered
A manuscript written by Queen Elizabeth I of England has come to light in Lambeth Palace Library – the first such discovery in more than a century.
New Medieval Books: Vikings and the Norse World
Ten books published in 2019 that tells us all about the Vikings and the Norse World.
Thousand-year-old cemetery uncovered in Uzbekistan
Radiocarbon dating (ca 1000–1100 AD) placed this cemetery in the High Medieval period and was likely associated with the nearby tepa.
Lanval: A Tale of a Knight of the Round Table
Listen to the story of Lanval, a knight of the Round Table who is loved by a mysterious lady of the Otherworld - for better and for worse.
Image and Community: Representations of Military Saints in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean
From the tenth through the thirteenth century, image-makers and hagiographers reconceived select saints as aggressive warriors, a transformation that launched t...
The World of Miracles: Science, and Healing in Caesarius of Heisterbach’s Dialogus miraculorum (ca.1240) in Competition with Magic
This paper offers a close reading of some of the miracle tales dedicated to the Virgin Mary as contained in Caesarius of Heisterbach’s Dialogus miraculorum (c...
How to get free issues of Medieval Warfare and Ancient History magazines
If you want to try out the magazines Medieval Warfare and Ancient History, here is how you can do it for free!
Medieval Geopolitics: A Full-Fledged Theory of Medieval Papal Power
Hostiensis argued that the pope did not govern by divine mandate; rather he governed as a divine agent.
160,000 pages of medieval manuscripts digitized
Scholars and aficionados can now search, download and study 160,000 pages of high-resolution, full-color manuscripts dating to the ninth century, thanks to libr...
Sixth-century skeleton and grave goods discovered in Canterbury
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an early medieval woman, buried with lavish jewels on the campus of Canterbury Christ Church University in souther...
Rare medieval manuscript fragments discovered in Scotland
A medieval scholar has discovered manuscript fragments of a twelfth century poem that were kept inside the binding of a sixteenth century book from an archive i...
New Medieval Books: England
Here are five new books on England in the Middle Ages, including one which you can download for free.
Viewing the Bayeux Tapestry, Now and Then
In attempting to trace the history of the Bayeux Tapestry, it has always been the case that the simplest explanation, the one that involves the fewest impondera...
The Werewolf’s Wife: The She-Wolves in Medieval Literature
Whereas the werewolves grieve over their fate, the she-wolves use the power of metamorphosis to deal with those who get in their way, turning this whole wolf th...