Now that the 100,000th visitor contest is over, I can clear the pipes of some of these links that built up. I desperately wanted to write something this weekend about fairies, but I didn't want to knock the contest off the top. Expect more original posting to come soon.
- Got Medieval discusses medieval metaphors of climate change.
- Heavenfield has an early modern print that's worth looking at (and loosely connected with St. Brendan), and the Person of the Week: Cynefrith, Physician of Ely.
- In the Middle has several good posts, including a meditation on the idea of the "stranger" or "foreigner" in medieval lit, a link to someone's reaction to John Howard joining the Order of the Garter (which, as a good republican, I had wrongly assumed had been defunct for centuries), and a link to Middle English air guitar.
- Scribal Terror has a post about Pictish stones (something I had never heard of before), and also a link to an article arguing that not only was medieval thought well-developed, but also that the Renaissance was no great shakes in terms of thinkers. What I found most interesting was that it placed the intellectual high-water-mark in the late Middle Ages, rather than in the beginning, where I would.
- Steven Till has a post about how accurate medieval-themed restaurants are (or rather aren't), and the medieval term of the day, "scutage."
- Mac Stone tells us there's a new issue of Coyote Wild, but I haven't read it yet to see if there are any medieval-themed stories.
- Kate Marie points us to a video of Jeff Sypeck's appearance on C-Span to talk about Becoming Charlemagne. It's just over an hour in length, so I haven't seen it yet, but when he was here on Troy's campus meeting our students, he really wow'ed them, so I'm guessing it's worth watching.
- Somehow, I just realized this weekend that I didn't have Larry Swain's blog, The Ruminate, on my blogroll, nor among my subscriptions. I've rectified that.