- Will McLean offers some medieval research resources, particularly around Middle English.
- John Holbo offers a review of Mervyn Peake: The Man and His Art. OK, not technically medieval, but I wanted to throw it in anyway.
- Scribal Terror offers a tale of "terror, pestilence, and a very nasty-smelling dead guy who wouldn't stay buried" from medieval England.
- Medieval Material Culture has a link to an article from the Telegraph, "Mutilated Body Identified as Edward II's Lover" ... indicaing that at least SOME of the dead in medieval England stayed that way.
- In the Middle links to the same article, and also asks what scholarly work has been done on the medieval body, as well as what needs to be done.
- Jeff Sypeck has a post contrasting sweet, Playmobil medievalism with the medievalism of the Battle of Kosovo. Definitely worth reading.
- Our Weird Medieval Animal this week is the caladrius, a bird that, if real, would be bred by life insurance companies.
- Heroic Dreams tells us of haunted castles, and a new element of the Highlander franchise.
- St. Columba offers marital counseling, and Heavenfield defends all the people who weren't Bede in the Age of Bede.
- Carl Pyrnum argues that his Appalachian roots make him a better medievalist, and also offers some medieval porn. Don't worry; it's work-friendly. And, by the way, by linking his page to the phrase "medieval porn," I've probably just given him the highest Google profile of any medieval blog.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
As usual, lots of interesting medievalia out there: