I saw Prince Caspian Friday with the kids, but haven't had the energy to review it yet. I'm not sure why -- for some reason, I just don't want to write a review; there's something about the genre that tires me. Also, I ordered my Anglo-Saxon outfit last night (complete with a Viking hat for my bald head), and I'll model it when it arrives for the blog-o-web-net-sphere-thingy if I can find a working digital camera, as mine has been broken for months.
Some medieval offerings for you:
- Jonathan Jarrett is hosting Carnivalesque XXXIX, with an awesome round-up of things ancient & medieval over the last few weeks. This should be your first stop!
- Got Medieval has a post on the odd pairing of the word "medieval" with the phrase "parking fines."
- This week's Mmm ... Marginalia is about Reynard and the Wheel of Fortune.
- The Swain posts his K'zoo paper on biblical exegesis. I've yet to read it ... guess I'll save that for the afternoon.
- Heavenfield has a post comparing Islamic and Northumbrian history, as well as posts on 6th-Century British plague, and an episode from the life of St. Brendan. My favorite moment in the St. Brendan story is when he, living on the back of a whale, "was astonished" to see a man riding a horse on the sea. You'd think he'd be rather blase about the whole thing.
- In the Middle points us to two new medieval blogs: The Furnace of Doubt and Medieval Cripples, Crazies and Imbeciles ... and a Service Dog? If the latter blog sticks around, we'll have to develop a shorthand for it, like MCCISD or Medieval Cripples or Cripples & Imbeciles. Anyhow, adjust your blogrolls and RSS feeds accordingly.
- The American Museum of Natural History has an exhibit including horse gear and armor from 15th-century Germany. Hat tip Medieval Material Culture. Speaking of horses, Steven Till gives us three medieval history terms this week, all related to horses.
- The Naked Philologist begins the first part in a series called "The Hilarious Death of St. Eadmund." I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who things that story is funny.
- News for Medievalists has had an update.