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Medieval History Books 2016

Totally unfair, we have highlighted a handful of books on Medieval History, which we are looking forward to in 2016….

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Medieval Anniversaries 2016

1016 Cnut the Great Conquered England and in 1066 William the Conqueror defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings. However, more anniversaries are in the pipeline….

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Medieval Exhibitions 2016

This year opens with a number of exhibitions on medieval matters of the more esoteric kind. However, autumn will bring a major exhibition in Paris on the Merovingians….

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Medieval News 2016, No. 1 

All about Viking skis, a new Norwegian film about the civil war in 1206 and how the actors learned how to ski, knit a pair of medieval mittens, read the book reviews and much more…

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The Birkebeiners in 1205

During Christmas 1205 a group of brave Norwegians set out on a perilous journey on skis in order to bring the heir to the Norwegian throne to safety in Trondheim. A Norwegian film will soon premiere….

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Gloves and Mittens From the Past

Mittens, gloves and gauntlets represent a number of different types of protective gear for the hands. Their medieval history has recently been told in a new Dutch book….

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Knitted Mittens from the 13th century

Estonia is known for its very old tradition for using knitted mittens for prestigious gifts. The oldest fragment is from the 13th century….

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Medieval Mulled Wine

Mulled wine was known in Antiquity and continued to be a favourite during the Middle Ages. Here are some recipes….

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Advent – Truce of God

Originally Advent was a period of Parousia with Christmas signalling the Second Coming of Christ. Later it became an important period of peace, when warring and feuding was strictly prohibited. This was signalled by the Triumphant Coming of Christ – and his earthly representative: the king….

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Medieval Histories Magazine 2015 November, No. 21

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Bernt Notke's Altar in Århus - Advent position

Advent in Århus

Bernt Notke (c. 1440 – 1509) was a German Painter and wood-carver responsible for the intricate altarpiece in Århus Cathedral, which has three positions, feast, Passion and Advent….

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Catherine of Aragon and Lace Making

Tanner’s Day used to be a holiday celebrated by the lace makers in Bedfordshire. The tradition might go back to Catherine of Aragon.

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Tandry Whigs

Tandry Whigs are soft buns served on St. Andrew’s Day on the 30th of November. The modern version has medieval roots. Here is a recipe….

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Giotto in Milan

Giotto is without doubt one of the great masters of European Art. This autumn a major exhibition – Giotto L’Italia – of fourteen masterpeices may be seen in Milan….

The death Of St. francis by Giotto. Brad Chapel in Florence

Guide to Giotto in Italy

Giotto played a revolutionary role in European Art History. Most of his art consists of frescoes and cannot be “moved” around.

A new website tries to guide the tourist to the places in Italy where his frescoes and art can be enjoyed.

 

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Images-within-Images in Italian Painting 1250-1350

NEW BOOK: Images within images are seldom just decorative details. More often than not they function as meta-commentaries. This book traces this phenomenon in the paintings of Giotto and his contemporaries….

 

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Living with the Dead

In the Middle Ages Polish priests and theologians fought to eradicate old and traditional ways of cohabiting with the dead. It does not seem af if they have succeeded yet….

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Medieval Histories 2015, October No. 20

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Medieval News

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Kremlin under Siege

27. January 2016

UNESCO considers removing World Heritage Status from the Kremlin due to the erection of a massive statue of Vladimir the Great

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Swiss Coins from 1300

26. January 2016

More than 200 coins from the early 1300s have been discovered by chance in a forest near Zürich. They provide clues as to how money networks around Switzerland worked during the Middle Ages.

Battle-of-Hastings-2006

Medieval Anniversaries 2016

21. January 2016

WATCH OUT FOR: Medieval Anniversaries 2016

Kristofer Hivju i Birkebeinerne detail

The Birkebeiners in 1205

18. January 2016

During Christmas 1205 a group of brave Norwegians set out on a perilous journey in order to bring the heir to the Norwegian throne to safety in Trondheim. Fifty years later the story was told by the king’s chronicler, forever turning the feat of the Birkebeiners into a national myth

Medieval Books

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Making Early Medieval Societies

1. February 2016

What held small- and large-scale communities of the late Roman and early medieval West together, at a time when the world seemed to be falling apart? New book explores this question from an interdisciplinary perspective

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Approaches to Poverty in Medieval Europe

31. January 2016

In a new book on “Approaches to Poverty in Medieval Europe” Sharon Farmer and a number of medievalists explores different aspects of poverty before and after the late medieval crisis

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Medieval History Books 2016

22. January 2016

Totally unfair, we have highlighted a handful of books on Medieval History, which we are looking forward to in 2016

St. John's Head from Liebieghaus

The Materiality of Devotion

22. January 2016

Devotion and Spirituality are highly sensual and materialistic practices. This book explores the devotional world of late medieval northern Europe

Medieval Exhibitions

Detail Opus Anglicanum British Museum MLA. 84 6.6

Medieval Exhibitions 2016

22. January 2016

This year opens with a number of exhibitions on medieval matters of the more select kind. Autumn will bring a major exhibition in Paris on the Merovingians.

Green Jacket in exhibition

Fashion in Renaissance Nürnberg

8. January 2016

In Nürnberg they have an amazing collection of costumes, which is usually hidden away. Now for the first time in decades they are put on show.

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Clovis I – Sixteen Years and Reaching for the Throne

8. December 2015

In AD 481 Clovis, son of Childeric was only sixteen years old, when his father died. How did he grab his throne? Wonderful new exhibition in Mainz tells the story

Giotto Polyptich Baroncelli -detail coronation of the virgin

Giotto in Milan

13. November 2015

Giotto is without doubt one of the great masters in European Art. This autumn a major exhibition – Giotto L’Italia – of fourteen masterpeices may be seen in Milan.

Medieval Conferences

Alexander the Great in his bathysphere Rudolf von Ems Weltchronik Regensburg ca 1400

Manuscript as Medium

26. January 2016

The conference on Manuscript and Medium will explore manifold aspects of medieval manuscripts in all their physicality and in an interdisciplinary context

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Viking Age – Fact and Fiction

26. January 2016

Each year an international Viking Age Symposium is organised by the Universities of Copenhagen, Odense, Århus and Kiel. May 2016 will focus on Facts & Fictions about the Vikings

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The Dominican Order’s influence in the Middle Ages

21. January 2016

A conference entitled “The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages” will be held at the University of Oxford in September 2016

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Royal Dynastic Loyalties

13. January 2016

The Royal Studies Network connects scholars who are working on monarchal topics in any geographical or temporal context. Conference in 2016 announced