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VAGANTES: “What has Beowulf to do with a Christian King?” Heroic Legend as Poetic Speculum Principis
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VAGANTES: “What has Beowulf to do with a Christian King?” Heroic Legend as Poetic Speculum Principis

“What has Beowulf to do with a Christian King?” Heroic Legend as Poetic Speculum PrincipisPanel 4: Advice and Address: Authority in the Middles AgesJonathan M. Broussard (Louisiana State University)Summary by Our SiteMonks reprimanded for recounting “heathen” tales. This paper examines what Beowulf, a Pagan hero, has to do with a Christian audience and Christian belief.

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‘These Books are Tall and not Wide Enough’: Anomalous Page Dimensions in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

‘These Books are Tall and not Wide Enough’: Anomalous Page Dimensions in the Eleventh and Twelfth CenturiesPaper given by Erik Kwakkel (Leiden University)Given at Book Design from the Middle Ages to the Future. Traditions and Evolutions – International Congress held at the University of Antwerp on September 29-30, 2011Various codicological studies have pointed out how the dimensions of the page in medieval manuscripts were more or less standard: as today, the relative width of the page commonly measured between 0.
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The Contemplation of God in Medieval Literature

The Contemplation of God in Medieval LiteratureLecture by Michel ZinkGiven at the Lumen Christi Institute, University of Chicago on March 5, 2009Michel Zink: “The Contemplation of God in Medieval Literature” from The Lumen Christi Institute on Vimeo.Is there a link between seeking God and reading and writing literature?
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Eriugena: The Medieval Irish Genius Between Augustine and Aquinas

Eriugena: The Medieval Irish Genius Between Augustine and AquinasLecture by Willemien Otten, University of ChicagoGiven at the Lumen Christ Institute, on February 8, 2011“Eriugena: The Medieval Irish Genius Between Augustine and Aquinas” from The Lumen Christi Institute on Vimeo.The Carolingian thinker Johannes Scottus Eriugena (810-877 CE) is the author of numerous philosophical and theological works.
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A Medieval Murder – Interview with Frederik Pedersen

Frederik Pedersen, Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, talks with Our Site about the murder of William Cantilupe on March 23, 1375. Killed at his own manor by his cook and squire, the crime seems to have been a much larger conspiracy where even Cantilupe’s own wife was charged with the murder.
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Jews and Dogs Prohibited: The Psychology of Medieval Anti-Semitism

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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A Feminist of the Medieval Times: Chaucer’s Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales

A Feminist of the Medieval Times: Chaucer’s Wife of Bath in The Canterbury TalesPaper by Kübra Vural, Hacettepe UniversityGiven at the Second Undergraduate Conference on Anglo-American Literature: “Gender and Sexuality“, held at Bilkent University, on April 13, 2012Lecture begins at the 40 minute mark of the videoGeoffrey Chaucer is one of the most important literary figures of the Middle Ages.
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The Wars of the Roses: A Bloody Crown

The Wars of the Roses: A Bloody Crown2011 DocumentaryHistorical documentary on the Wars of the Roses which raged across England from 1455-1485. The programme tells the story of the calamitous feud between the Houses of York and Lancaster which led to the bloody conflict and finally ended with the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.
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The Making of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae

The Making of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa TheologiaeLecture by Bernard McGinnGiven at the Lumen Christi Institute, University of Chicago on May 23, 2012“The Making of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae” Bernard McGinn from The Lumen Christi Institute on Vimeo.The Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas stands among the finest expressions of the Catholic “understanding of faith” (intellectus fidei).
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The Lost Leprosy Hospitals Of London: Leprosia

The Lost Leprosy Hospitals Of London: LeprosiaLecture by Carole RawcliffeGiven at Gresham College on March 5, 2012Today, any mention of the medieval leper conjures up alarming images of exclusion, ostracism and fear, but such ideas are largely the product of the Victorian age, and have only limited basis in reality.
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Medieval Fishing at Gufuskálar, Snæfellsnes, Iceland

Medieval Fishing at Gufuskálar, Snæfellsnes, IcelandLecture by Frank FeeleyGiven at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 22, 2012“Medieval Fishing at Gufuskálar, Snæfellsnes, Iceland” Lecture for the SAA, 2012 from Frank Feeley on Vimeo.Recent excavations at the site of Gufuskálar on the far western tip of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula are attempting to rescue valuable archaeological information from a quickly eroding coastline.
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Devotion to the Name of Jesus in Medieval England

Devotion to the Name of Jesus in Medieval EnglandLecture by Denis Renevey, Chair of Medieval English Literature, University of LausanneGiven at the University of Calgary, on September 19, 2005Denis Renevey discusses the medieval mystic tradition from the 11th century to the Reformation, the significance of the name of Jesus during this period, and its impact on religious attitudes in the Middle Ages.
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Monastic Vernacularities – Syon Abbey Society session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies

Here are the three papers given at ‘Monastic Vernacularities’ a session organized by the Syon Abbey Society, given at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, held at Western Michigan University, on May 11, 2012The papers given at this session are:“Reading Chaucer and Lydgate at Syon: Politics, Aesthetics, and the Roles of Vernacular Literature in English Brigittine Culture”, by Nancy Bradley Warren, Texas A & M UniversityThis paper examines two manuscripts containing texts by Chaucer and Lydgate owned by the nuns of Syon to explore the political and spiritual dimensions of Brigittine nuns’ reading fourteenth- and fifteenth-century texts that might seem to fall toward the more “secular” end of a spectrum of medieval English writing.
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Falconry in Jewish Art, Law, and Lore

Falconry in Jewish Art, Law, and LoreLecture by Leor JacobiGiven at the ARS Judaica Conference, Bar Ilan University on September 11, 2012Introduction: When I explain that I am studying the topic of Falconry in Rabbinic Literature, people are usually bewildered, or just plain shocked. “Jewish hunting?
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Byzantine Elements in the Umayyad Mosque at Damascus

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Medieval Muslim Perceptions of Constantinople

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Arabs in the Byzantine Aristocracy

Become a PatronWe& 39;ve created a Patreon for Our Site as we want to transition to a more community-funded model.We aim to be the leading content provider about all things medieval. Our website, podcast and Youtube page offers news and resources about the Middle Ages. We hope that are our audience wants to support us so that we can further develop our podcast, hire more writers, build more content, and remove the advertising on our platforms.
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