Medieval

Five books published in 2017 that could be on the shelf of any medievalist. [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Source: Medievalists
And so, my Alessandra, you are uncertain whether to dedicate yourself to the Muses of to a Man? [...]
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Source: Medievalists
Standing as lone sentinels on lochs or islands these ancestral homes have stood for hundreds of years, with their location making them difficult to reach. [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Source: Medievalists
When did the mathematical zero begin being used? New research revealed this week by the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries shows that a manuscript from India bearing the symbol was written in the 3rd or 4th century, making it the world's oldest recorded origin of the zero that we use today. [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Source: Medievalists






Eating a book

These three objects can hardly be called books. Yet they are, although they are not what you'd expect from such objects. These so-called “hornbooks” were used to teach children to read, roughly from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. To this end they presented some “light” reading, such as the alphabet, the Lord's Prayer and other short texts. Some of these hornbooks were particularly clever. The one in the middle, dating from the [...]

Mon, Jun 15, 2015
Source: Erik Kwakkel | Medieval Mauscripts


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