- Jonathan Jarrett has a long, detailed analysis of this study (the original article is now behind a premium content wall). It looks scary at first, but it's a fascinating read. End result: the study doesn't tell us much about medieval history that we couldn't figure out using Occam's Razor (and perhaps a little of Occam's Patented Shaving Cream) ... but it wasn't really intended for that purpose anyway.
- Henchminion reviews Mongol, and finds it "adequate."
- Stephanie Trigg gives a nice little introduction to the poem Wynnere and Wastoure, including her own edition of an extract.
- Larsdatter answers the question, "What is Hell," and includes a bit of a Middle English verse sermon.
- Early Medieval Art has a post on the Cuthbert Gospels.
- The Medieval Term of the Week is enciente.
- The Naked Philologist has a post on St. Æðelðryð, "who was with two men and nevertheless remained a virgin." Hey, that's not so miraculous -- I went to high school with plenty of girls who were with a lot more than two men and nevertheless remained "virgins" if you asked 'em.
- Matthew Gabriele is calling for submissions to "a blog forum about what medieval studies and/ or medievalism has to offer a wider public." Send him your ideas before June 13th.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Depending on how my article writing goes today, there might be a longer post or two later. Until then: